If that's a perk of paying more taxes, then is it a right? Or would you be willing to give up corporate cronyism in return for the current taxes or even lower taxes on the rich?
Originally Posted by CarlB
The customers don't benefit from being able to drive to the store? Now you are asking for double taxation to pay for the same service.
Oh, and those roads and bridges benefit a worker once, while a business owner benefits from them for every customer who can drive to their store or office. They get way more benefit than most of us ever will.
The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule -F.A. Hayek.
Statists see shortcomings in the marketplace as a reason for government to get bigger, but they rarely see any shortcoming in government as reason for it to get smaller.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.-Albert Camus