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Taxes and Spending
The real problem of the federal budget is that there's far too much spending. The fact that it's not a balanced budget is a minor concern by comparison.
French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.
HealthTaxes and Spending
Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.
As the wage-earning population grows smaller as a proportion of the population, get ready for calls for "wealth taxes" which can keep the taxes coming in even as total wage incomes fall.
Including both government-funded abortion and war.
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.
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.