So, the following is a response to a quote by Krugman and having us go back to a 1950 tax code in which taxes were incredibly high and how Krugman equated that high tax rate to a booming economy. I responded and he responded with the following.
Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society. Part if the social contract we collectively and voluntarily agree upon in order to live together peacefully. Want a less restrictive social contract? Move... there are plenty of societies with weak governments and low tax burdens... strangely enough, these also tend to be societies where corruption and violence are endemic (see: Somalia, Afghanistan, the DRC). Obviously the pendulum can swing too far the other way, but the U.S. is hardly in danger of that.
Of course, I see a few fallacies here in addition to "social contract" which is very irritating to me. Also, the "move" part is rather telling in regards to this person... anyways. Your response?
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