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Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending
"Economic development" schemes, like those used to attract big corporate headquarters to one's city, are really just a type of governmental central planning.
HealthTaxes and Spending
Healthcare under the Bernie Sanders plan would be so expansive, centralized, and monolithic as to make the Canadian system look sensible by comparison.
Clearly, the proposal for increased usage of E15 is a government subsidy to corn growers and the ethanol industry.
When the advocate for a new tariff or a new regulation says he's willing to pay a few bucks more for the "good" of society — what he really means is you should pay more, whether you like it or not.
Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory
It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.
Taxes and SpendingMoney and Banking
Government spending distorts and harms the wealth creation process. And cutting taxes without cutting spending won't lead to real economic growth.
Taxes and Spending
In coming years, interest payments on debt will increasingly pull money away from programs like Medicare and military spending.
Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy
The US government used foreign aid to spread a eugenics-tinged sterilization policy in Peru in the late 1990s.
State-run pensions are sitting on a time bomb.
A big chunk of the voting population relies on taxpayer-funded benefits to pad their incomes. The effects on voting and public policy can't be ignored.