Using taxes to ‘create’ jobs. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Or does it?
Let’s say we encourage everyone to steal a tv set. Then, the victim’s insurance company will pay for the victim to buy a new one, causing more durable goods to be sold, thus bolstering the economy. Ridiculous, right? What is the difference in taking tax money to ‘create’ jobs? None. Zero. Zip. It’s STILL stealing. To argue the point of a greater common good you have to believe………and this is the destroyer of ALL arguments for more taxes………that big government has a higher moral and ethical standard than the whole of it’s citizenry. That’s not a winnable argument. Ever.
There are so many other reasons that we can get into, but the ‘common good’ argument is what’s used the most…….and as we can see here it is completely invalid. Every time. All the time.