I run a business. The dynamics of mine and every other of these incorporated entities is quite simple on the surface:
- We deliver products and services
- We work like the driven entrepreneurs we are to generate profits
- We reinvest part of these profits to grow the companies
Of course, taxes are in the mix and for generations we accepted this as part of the bargain of “free enterprise.”
But the rules are changing. Slowly at first but now with increasing velocity to the point that the entire premise upon which capitalism is built is disappearing before our eyes. Through the long incrementalism of it all, we have become inured to it, but soon–within a few years if the current trend continues–the shock will set in.
The culprit is a voracious predator called Washington, DC. Once the epicenter of democracy– the seat of power to provide for a national defense and to enforce the brilliance of the Constitution–it is now a relentless taxing machine gobbling up trillions to buy re-election votes and to line the pockets of that special breed of thieves known as Congressmen and Senators.
Their rampant corruption, on both sides of the aisle, is disgraceful, immoral and absolutely in violation of the American spirit. But it is also destructive of capitalism.
Let’s think about the explosion in taxes, our money, being sucked up by the criminals on the hill. We have to endure rising taxes on:
- Retail purchases
- And on and on, matched by a growing list of swollen fees on virtually every move we make from getting married to renewing a drivers license.
All of this money — this slush fund for the frauds in DC and their mates in the state capitols–messes with that simple business dynamic that revolves around produce, sell, reinvest.
As our business profits are soaked up by the monster sponge of runaway taxation, capitalists have less to reinvest in:
Instead, we must invest in government. In one huge Motor Vehicle bureau that spans the nation from sea to sea. In one bloated, crooked machine that cannot produce an iota of value.
This great nation was founded on the idea that government must be tiny, must serve and cannot tax against the will of the people. It was a time when honorable people went to Washington not to get rich, but in spite of the fact that they would not.
But that was an era that may soon be a memory. The era when capitalists roamed the fruited plains.
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