Tax Free Weekends

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    Tax Free Weekends, which are offered in my area to help people out with school supplies and clothes, are proof that taxation dampens the economy. As soon as the restrictions are lifted people go out in droves to spend their money. Now you may say that this is unsustained growth but I would say to you that people will spend money if they have it and they would have it if it wasn't being taken by the government and wasted. This would show increased demand and would recquire a boost in supply which means job growth. Taxations skews the normal supply/demand cycle and inhibits the free market. If you want to help poor people help them get jobs by putting money back where it will do the most good...in the hands of the people.
     
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    Many states exempt food, clothes, medicine etc...from the sales tax to make it more affordable for low income people. Your state is apparently not one of them.
     
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    Taxation is theft by coercion.force/violence.

    And please, spare me the "but then who would build the roads?" argument. Roads were here before government decided to project manage their "development".
     
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    My point was that taxation inhibits economic growth and therefore job creation. I am not against all forms of taxation but cutting spending would reduce the demands by government and would enable the reduction of taxes. Once taxes go down people will spend more and the economy will grow. It all starts with a reduction in the size of government though.
     
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    Speaking of tax free weekends.

    When I need certain things I go to the reservation and pay no sales tax at all.

    In fact the greed of this admin had become so strong I think I am going to make it a routine.

    I have no issues with tax evasion schemes. With our spending problem its called tough love.
     
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    The state will always look to grow itself. In the name of public good and an assortment of other nonsensical catch phrases.

    We started out with very minimal taxation and govt. Just look how that turned out.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FNDRgPOLs&feature=player_embedded]Message to the Voting Cattle - Larken Rose - YouTube[/ame]

    I found some of this fictitous speech rather spot on and the parts I didn't necessarily subscribe to got me thinking.
     
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    Another Libertarian?
     
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    After government came along, we built a lot more roads. Without government, we wouldn't have built the interstate highway system in the 1950's.
     
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    Where was that? Who built them? Were they widened game trails?

    Give me a history of how entities, other than government, ever built a comprehensive road system
     

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