Is taxation an accepted form of slavery!!!?
Most humans are social creatures and like to live in a society. As soon as society is formed, there is a need for laws and law enforcement and community services. Let’s face it; no one likes a bully to come and send him or his family out of his home. There is another occasion where law enforcement is necessary as well. Services like education, government machinery, healthcare, and social welfare are other services that society provides to community members. All these services cost. People who keep society running and provide services cost money for society.
Another thing which I want to clarify is that I am not against taxations. It is the amount of the taxations which I would like to elaborate on. Here in Sweden, we pay around 29%-34% taxations. If that were all, it would still be acceptable somehow, but there are employer taxations, values added taxations, and “taxations on values added taxations.” Yes, you heard it right, taxations on taxations.
When one counts everything, one concludes that more than 50% of earnings go to different taxations. Do society services need to collect 50 % of someone’s earning?
Let’s look at it differently. We work five days a week, and if you consider that 2,5 days of our work goes to the government, it could be considered forced labor. i.e., one works 2,5 days a week for free. Is this a form of slavery? I don’t know, but one cannot decline and say that he doesn’t want to work for free.
In the US, the situation is even worse than this; one pays almost the same amount of taxations without getting back anything. I mean no free healthcare and other services like here in Europe. That is even harder for me to understand. I mean for taxations which were paid, society should provide some services.
If one does not pay his taxations, he is considered a serious criminal, not only in Sweden but also worldwide. I mean, in some countries, tax crimes are punished more strictly than, for example, murder.
Here in Sweden, if one embezzles, let’s say hypothetically 1 million dollars, you will go to prison for at least 15 years. On the other hand, if you kill someone, you may get as little as five years in prison (Of course, it depends on circumstances).
Now let’s look at it this way. A person has to work half of his life for free. Do we get from society the same value back?
Another tax which is very strange for me to understand is VAT. One pays some tax because one buys something or hires someone for service. Let us say your windows are broken, and you wish to replace it. First, the new windows that will replace the old ones have some percentage tax on it or better say VAT. Then the person who performs the job also puts some percentage VAT on the total cost. I would like to know why?
Overall the system is built to take maximum taxations from normal people, but when it is a question of rick people, they do not need to worry about taxations. Rich people often find a way to avoid paying taxations. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am not against paying taxations, but what I say, the taxations we pay should be reasonable
Finally, people should pay tax to keep society and government running, but the percentage of earning which should go for taxations should be equal to the services one gets. Do you agree?
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