Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sound Tax Policy

The people at Tax Foundation disagree with our position on the need for an "Adult Entertainment Tax". But I still want to express my respect for their opinion as they provide a rich education on how the tax system works.

Well I respectfully disagree. Taxes are an important part of social engineering and besides, where are you suppose to get money to pay for your social policies? Isn't it appropriate to tax the worse offenders. Why should decent citizens foot the bill to cover our social welfare problems when it is somebody else's fault?

Look at the great success of gasoline taxes used to get improve the overall transportation infrastructure. Look where state have used tobacco taxes to lower their health care costs related to smoking.


Blogger Steven Williams said...

Well, I see their point and yours. But on the other hand taxes can and are used for both raising revenue for government and punishing certain behaviors that are deemed unhealthy for instance, like smoking.
I would certainly like to see a more wholesome and family values oriented society, but I don’t see how it can be accomplished via more taxes. I think a more effective approach would be to encourage people to stop patronizing producers of social degeneracy, whether movies, music, websites, etc. Taxing them would probably have little overall effect, and would most likely anger them into producing even more.
It’s tough to say what can be realistically done. Plus they have tons of money and can send lobbyists to fight for their “freedom of expression and First Amendment rights”, which is what they’ll say.

4:43 PM  
Blogger FamilyEagle said...

Hi Steven -

Thanks for your comments. I haven't yet seen any very effective means otherwise to encourage people not to patronize those places. In all categories they see business is booming and they are rapidly multiplying.

9:10 PM  

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