An Individual's Income Is 100% His Private Property
By David Holcberg (Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2004)
As long as most Americans accept the moral premise that the needs of some are a moral claim on the lives and property of others, taxation won’t drop in any significant way. Taxation will be slashed only when Americans openly reject this premise and stand for the opposite proposition: that an individual’s income is one hundred percent his private property, not to be taxed and redistributed to other people. As long as our government is held responsible for providing education, health care, housing, space exploration, art grants, etc., no amount of tax money will ever be enough.
Reprinted with permission of The Wall Street Journal © 2004 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.