The Real Significance of the French Tax Revolt, by Peter C. Earle

Posted: December 6, 2018 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

People have reached a breaking point. They are tired of paying ever-increasing taxes and getting very little in return. From Peter C. Earle at aier.org:

The gilets jaunes (Yellow Jacket) anti-tax riots in France escalated over the past weekend, again citing the impact of higher taxes on fossil fuels –and high levels of taxation in general – on everyday life. French citizens, already subject to the highest taxes in the OECD, are being crushed by both new and systematically increasing taxes, and have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands in a “citizen’s revolution”. Recommendations to declare a state of emergency have for the time being been tabled.

With no sense of irony whatsoever, in a press conference on Saturday French President Emmanuel Macron stated: “I will never accept violence.”

Yet violence is the core component of his chosen vocation as a statesman.

Taxation poses as…

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  1. Bone Fish says:

    The only reason anyone pays income taxes are under threat of violence.

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