Monday, December 15, 2014

Death and Taxes

In the latest tax battle, a life has been claimed.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy became a celebrity of sorts when his battle with the federal government over a dubious tax debt went public. Supporters rallied around him and armed themselves.

Recently, Eric Garner, an unemployed man in New York City, sold cigarettes. He didn't pay taxes on the sales. The police moved in and attacked him. He died as a result. ''

Two Tax Battles, Two Very Different Results

The reason Mr. Garner died is due to a government that sees every transaction between two people as a source of revenue. The attack was brief and his life was endangered almost immediately. No one even had an opportunity to rally to his defense the way they did Cliven Bundy.

I wonder if the government will ever send armed, homocidal statist agents to Al Sharpton and threaten his very existence the way they did Mr Bundy and Mr Garner?

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