By Brooks Parola. Purple Walrus Press.
Folks, I know we have a culture and long history in America of insisting that "there are no free rides". But that attitude really makes for bad, frustrating, and short-sighted tax policy.
The wealthy in this country (at least since the 1980's) have convinced you that YOU should not have to pay for someone else's healthcare, college, or transportation systems. But the fact of the matter is, that's all a con so the WEALTHY don't have to pay for YOUR healthcare, college, and transportation systems.
The result is NO ONE is paying for any of these things, (except for those who can afford them) and so the freedom we pride ourselves on, exists today, only for those who can afford it. The rest of us have no freedom at all since the costs of things that provide us with freedom are way out of our reach, making us wage slaves, to our jobs, and outrageous expenses.