Is taxation by big non-local governments violent robbery?

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Re: Is taxation by big non-local governments violent robbery?

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Slavedevice wrote: August 17th, 2021, 7:13 am I agree we do need taxes to pay for such things as roads, etc. and I personally feel everyone should contribute to a healthcare fund (what’s more important, roads or healthcare?!?!). But the big pisser is when my hard earned money is spent on **** that I DISAPROVE!!! Like military invasion of other countries just because we don’t like their way of living!! Also - money given to Israel which has no justification of existing other than religion (you can’t tell me that is a secular decision).
Is it really a big pisser? Is it reasonable that something as complex as a national government's policies should match up exactly with everyone's preferences?
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The way I use the words even legal murder is murder, and even legal robbery is robbery. In the sense in which I am using the words, legality is irrelevant to whether something is murder, robbery, etc.


In my opinion laws are only a reflection of what benefits those in charge. They are constantly changing to suit the actions of those who put them in place. Only the most obvious and heinous crimes have anything to do with right and wrong.
Is taxation by big non-local governments violent robbery?
Not always or at least I should say it does not have to be. Obviously if the funds were collected in a more proportionate manner and delegated fully to a social cause like healthcare or maintaining our national parks and reserves. It could be a positive social practice.
However that is not the case, and most of our federal governments actions could be considered a form of violence and/or thievery.
I adhere to the belief that all profit is inherently wrong. Taxes as we know them are just a strong arm con. How many times do we pay tax on the same dollar, with food tax, property tax, sales tax etc. There are people today getting evicted from family land because in today's job climate they can't afford to pay the property tax. On a home and piece of land that was paid off 2 or 3 generations back. How is that right in any form. Considering how much property tax their family has already paid over the years. How does that land cost our government anything. To the extent they are willing to take away someone's family inheritance and lively hood while also putting them on the streets.

Then they take the money and figure out in what way it can used to maximize their own profits from it. Whether it be directly buying armor from a company they have investments in, or trying to figure a way to squeeze a little more life out of fossil fuels. It has gotten really bad of late. It started in the 70's as a backlash to the counter culture movement and has snowballed into financial tyranny. In where a small group of dethatched hubris individuals are buying up all the property and all the businesses. Creating a nation of debt slaves.
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Re: Is taxation by big non-local governments violent robbery?

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3. Taxation is not voluntary. But it is never mandatory.

Just out of curiosity, what is your definition of mandatory? For most people it's death and taxes.
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