I’ve decided to respond to the kindly doctor’s comment on my Troubling Times post right up front.
I don't view taxes as theft or the result of greed. We need infrastructure.We are a society with shared needs. Lobbyist buying access to our representatives is another story.
The greatest economic engine this county has ever seen was during the Eisenhower administration. We were at a 91% tax rate. We were at 50% under Reagan. Obama wants to take us from 35% to 46%. Who’s the socialist?
Unfortunately we’ve based our economic growth on unlimited growth which is unsustainable. We need to stabilize.
We also have to curb our population growth which would require a different model anyway.