10 August 2017

Government that crushes.

How is this not tyranny?
I've mentioned this in previous "Illinois is FUBARed" threads, but I think it marks the point well. I live in suburban St. Louis, MO. in an area that probably has the highest, if not amongst the highest property tax rates in the whole state of Missouri. My in-laws, god love them, live in a small rural town in Illinois. My house is 3x the size of theirs, and likely 3-4 times the market value of theirs. Point being? My property taxes are, and have been functionally the same as theirs almost as long as I've known them. Think about that for a second. That's unreal.

It's no shock why Illinois has the problems they have.[1]

Not to be outdone, RaoulDuke66 on the Illinois train wreck:
This is a sure sign that more government is required to fix the problems created by evil capitalists.[2]
A classic comment. Socialists, statists, communists, progressives, and fools have hamstrung and done the vampire deal on free markets and the rule of law to create vast, unresponsive, liberty-destroying monstrosities that make the Philadelphia Convention look like a shower for Rosemary's baby.

And, boom, when it gets to be heavy sledding and "recalculate" just doesn't make the spreadsheet numbers change, it's capitalism that gets blamed and the AntiFa mobs get called out in force.

Notes
[1] Comment by Stan Smith on "This $5 Trillion Time Bomb Will Devastate Americans." By Nick Giambruno, Zero Hedge, 8/9/17.
[2] Comment at id.

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