Friday, July 08, 2011

Kyl: Taxation isn't enough; Gov needs to charge Americans for their services

tRepublicans back new revenues in debt deal: Kyl; Reuters

Republicans have tentatively agreed to between $150 billion and $200 billion in increased revenues in budget talks, Republican Senator Jon Kyl said on Wednesday.

"If the government sells something and gets revenue from it, that's revenue. If there is a user fee of some kind and we want to raise that to keep up with the times, that's revenue. And if you add up all of the revenues that we Republicans have agreed to, it's between $150 billion and $200 billion," Kyl said on the Senate floor.

Comment: Said another way, the government class will screw you first through taxation then by charging you for the services you paid for when you were taxed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I actually agree with a lot of the points you make in this blog, but the problem isn't taxation, it's the incompetent use of those revenues. That is, unless you're a kook that doesn't want to live in a fair, civil society (get your own anarchic island please) or a greedy jerk that wants other people to pay for the security and services you enjoy (no thanks, I gave at the office).

Tea Party ranting about taxes and government being the problem is nothing but self-fulfilling prophecy.