There were several comments last night that led me to this post, including Perry's comments about the SS Ponzi Scheme, Cain's comment about God and taxes, and then of course... the undebated topic of the death tax.
First of all, Cain was right when he suggested that if God requires 10%, shouldn't the government be happy with 9%. I think his 9-9-9 plan would be a fantastic goal if we can work our way back down to that, but we won't be able to get there immediately. There's still too much current debt to deal with. I do believe that the idea of the government requiring over 10% is immoral and unnecessary, and that once government crosses that line, it has become too big for its britches. That should have been a hint to our leaders years ago that we were headed down a slippery slope.
Secondly, Perry straight-up told it like it is. It is a lie. Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. It is immoral. And how dare the government try to convince us that we're paying into a system that can hold water. We're past the point of counting the leaks, there's now not even any water left! Anyone who thinks they can save that is smoking something.
Thirdly, if you didn't think we had an immoral tax system already, try on the death tax for size. After the government has taxed you back and forth on a million different things repeatedly, the government then claims a large percentage of what you own after you die. Now that's true freedom. That's what it means to be an American. Work hard... and then lose it all. Maybe I should start smoking something...
Finally, for kicks, think about the property tax system. What are property taxes? For that matter, what are taxes? Tribute, right? A token towards the government that allows and provides for free commerce and free market. And property taxes are... tribute? Rent? The government doesn't deserve any sort of property tax because it was never intended to be. Property belongs to you, me, and our neighbors. Property taxes are immoral and support a feudal system. Don't believe me? What happens if you don't pay your property taxes? The government can ... drumroll please... take it from you!
So let me sum up: The tax system is immoral. The government should need no more than 10%. Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. The death tax should get the death penalty. And... property taxes are the first step to feudalism and service to the god that is government.