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Old 10th November 2017, 17:34   #2581
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Any money taken from you without your consent is theft, even if it has a nice name called "tax". If it was voluntary, nobody would pay tax. So even if you paid all your taxes, if you did it because of compulsion, it is still theft.

Actually, we didn't sign up for any of these. We are forced to pay up because we can't live here without paying. We pay disproportionate amount of taxes when compared with the benefit we get out of it. Most of our tax money is spent on wasteful things like subsidizing other people's lifestyle.
Consent is there. This is a democracy and tax is imposed by the government. If you are able to get a buy in from the majority population that the taxes are not required and you are going to pay for all the services, however small it may be (water, electricity, education, health care etc) - then perhaps we may have a tax less regime
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Old 13th November 2017, 11:17   #2582
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Roads are the statist excuse for a fleecing government. Roads came first, and then governments and taxation. It is worthwhile quoting Stefan Molyneux here:

Itís been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.
Moreover even if you consider roads as something only governments can build, why should it be that roads should come packaged with other wasteful expenditures. That you need roads do not justify the latter.
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