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Posted by: Asarualim on June 01, 1999 at 12:41:50:

In Reply to: that statistic posted by Gee on May 26, 1999 at 19:03:15:

: Business pays all the taxes because they they do the terrible thing of creating that which is to be taxed in the first place.

No households do. Direct and indirect business taxes amount to approximately 11%.

: You cant tax what hasnt been created.

The point is what part of the process is the tax coming out of, before we distribute it or after we distribute it?

: the point you are making - that tax is to the advantage of an elite class of politickers is valid, but dont blame businesses on mass, nor the self interest of individuals who seek to trade valuie for value.

Business is the special interest group that pursues proposes, and crafts the subsidies and welfair packages that congress provides so freely. Who is more guilty: the corruptors or teh corrupted?

: 'Business' as a whole cannot receive more subsidy than is created - more individual businesses are looted from than gain in the 'redistribution' process you describe.

Yeah, the smaller businesses do get the shaft but the ones that make out like bandits are the big firms. Of course big firms are reponsible for about 70% of all private sector activity....

:Resource isnt magiced by govt, its first created by the activity of people, mostly in organisations (especially the many many smaller 'anonymous' ones).

As if the government has never provided any useful good or service since it has existed in humanity's history. Government can create also, sometimes a lot more efficently than private industry. Question: Are not government taxes and bonds similiar to corporate revenues and debt issues? Are not the end result goods and services placed at teh disposal of society? Taxes are not all about redistribution you know.

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