We’re Taxed Twice on Government Employees

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It’s been a while since I last posted on here.  I’ve been busy with work and life in general…planning a wedding is a little more involved than I thought! Anyway, I just had a quick thought, and in no way do I think I’m the first one to think this.  I may have even read it somewhere over the years, but it just came to me in the car while I was listening to “The History of Rome” podcast…I highly recommend the podcast if you’re a fan of history. It tells the story of Rome from its founding to its collapse, and isn’t dry at all.

I’m pretty sure mostly everyone, even the most staunch Democrats out there, would agree that there is too much Government waste.  So no matter what it is that you believe the government is wasting, we can agree there is plenty of waste.  If you think the government is spending all our dollars wisely, please let me know in the comments and we can get into more specifics.  The point of this quick little note is to say when someone is working for a pointless position in the government, we are paying them with capital that was taken out of the economy.  That’s the first way we are taxed.  The second is that we are taking a worker who would otherwise be producing a good or service that is wanted or needed and putting them in a pointless, wasteful job.  The opportunity cost to the economy of one government employee is the salary the worker is paid, plus the worker.

Of course you could argue in some situations it isn’t quite double taxation because if the worker wasn’t building roads for the government, he would be building roads in the free market, but all those people pushing papers in the Department of Education…That’s the kind of thing I’m talking about.

God Bless Freedom, Liberty, and Personal Property,

Slappy Jones II

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Steve
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It drives me crazy when there is a big snowfall in Washington DC and a memo is circulated to all government employees that only “essential” workers are required to show up for work. Government should ONLY be essential workers. To me, this is an admission that there is waste.

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