2/5/2009 5:23:22 PM
The three forces of taxes, debt, and inflation
Governments do not have any money except that stolen from its citizens. It was, among other things, taxation without representation that drove thousands of people to leave their birth homelands and embark on a long, dangerous journey, to start life again in a new land.
Think: How much government would we have if each so called service had to earn its budget by selling that service to the public directly? This concept helped New Zealand resolve many of its problems over the past few years.
Example: There was a problem with deer destroying crops and causing other damage in the countryside. Under government protection, the agency responsible for deer control was losing ground in the "fight" even though spending ever larger sums of money to "fix" the problem. The solution came when the government got out of the way and turned the deer over to the local farmers as a cash crop. No more deer problem, yet the herds were protected against destruction by the farmers. More income for the deer farmers. Elimination of another bloated government agency.
So, without increasing taxes, incurring additional debt, or inflating the currency, New Zealand was able to resolve the matter by eliminating government interference. America grew as well as it did because the early government was hands off as much as possible. Not because a strong central government designed and executed some master plan.
It is hard to be honest when your only income comes from theft.