The moral case for tax cuts

Source: Reason
by A Barton Hinkle

“Imagine a stranger walked up to you on the street and said, ‘Let’s talk about the best way to spend your paycheck, shall we?’ You would be entirely justified in replying, ‘Buddy, that’s none of your damn business. Now go away before I call the police.’ Most discussions of tax policy overlook a crucial initial condition: the ownership of the money before the government confiscates it. That is a moral consideration, or at least it ought to be. Pundits go on at great length debating whether the government can afford to let people keep a bit more of their own money. Very few ever ask whether the taxpayer can afford the high cost of government.” (05/01/17)