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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Because you want to build your own roads? Pay for schooling your kids? Get a bill sent to you for military protection? Have only rick kids get to be doctors?
    Pretty sure I pay roads and schools as it is. And I don't even have kids. And I'd be more than happy to get sent an actual bill for the military misadventures in Iraq, Libya, and now Syria because I'd dispute the charges. Taxation is theft, pure and simple. We pay them because the state threatens us with violence if we do not.

    Do you really think no one would get together and build a road if it weren't for an authoritarian government taxing us? In a voluntaryist society, we'd still have roads, and schools, and doctors. What we wouldn't have is the waste, the kickbacks, the senseless wars, and the corporate subsidies.

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    I'm fine with it.

    You want to create an economic disinstinctive so the crappiest things are no longer the cheapest things.

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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    We've already been paying a sugar tax by protecting the native sugar industry in the us and subsidizing HFCs manufacturing through government action
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    Why don't they just turn sugar off?

    It didn't work, so just stop doing that.

    Sort of like agriculture in general, once humans start a bad idea they can't just let it go.

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    but they let prohibition go
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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWBooth View Post
    We pay them because the state threatens us with violence if we do not.
    And that is what grieves me the most.

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    but they let prohibition go
    Because they made more money.

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    I live in a state that sales taxes food (I believe there are 11 states that do this). I draw the line everywhere, once my income is taxed. I paid the taxes when I earned it. Paying value added/sales tax is merely putting a gun to my head when I purchase something with my already taxed earnings.
    Yeah, they tax groceries in NC too.... and want to raise those taxes so the "poor pay their share". There is also legislation to tax services including health care because apparently we need to make that more expensive for people. I agree we need to pay taxes, but I wish it was just in the form of one bill per year.

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    I will be happy with that idea. My mother -in-law stopped smoking when prices of cigarettes went up. My husband no longer speeds when price of gasoline went up. Dairy is already ridiculously priced in Canada, and no access to the raw one, so making decision to exclude it is so simple. If sugar/soft drinks/candies are taxed, maybe my husband will stop asking me to buy diet soda for him (I do not like having it in the house even if I do not drink it).

    I believe that food should be more expensive, that will make me more selective in my choices & maybe even make me eat less (that would be the day!)

    And I am happy that I pay taxes, though I wish I had more say in how they are used by the Government. But, if I truly wanted it, I would be politically more active. I am lazy, so I just let others decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    Why don't they just turn sugar off?

    It didn't work, so just stop doing that.

    Sort of like agriculture in general, once humans start a bad idea they can't just let it go.
    Once you start a government program, good luck shutting it down.
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