What your taxes are for.

August 8, 2011 | By | Reply More

According to Pragmatic Progressive Forum, there are at least 102 things you are no longer entitled to do if you “hate taxes.” Here are a few:

1. Do not use Medicare.
2. Do not use Social Security
3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars.
4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster.
5. Do not call 911 when you get hurt.
6. Do not call the police to stop intruders in your home.
. . .

And there are a lot more well-considered items in this list. The free-marketers never campaign to get rid of these many critically important government services. They simply don’t want to fund them. They insist that these things will all just keep existing even if we don’t fund them. Or that we’ll get along fine without these things. In short, they are engaging in magical thinking.

If you enjoyed the above list, also consider Bruce Lindner’s list of identifying characteristics of members of the Tea Party.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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