Friday, January 14, 2011

Michael Ignatieff is a Moron


Some may wonder why I only pick on the Liberals and NDP. Aren't the Conservatives just as bad? They are, but anyone can plainly see that. The opposition, on the other hand, tend to get a free ride because they can promise the world, criticize the government and then claim that they can do a better job. I feel it's part of my duty to show Canadians that this is simply not true. Voting for the Grits and the Socialists to kick the Tories out isn't the lesser of the evils.

The very concept of government is evil. It doesn't matter who runs it.

Observe:

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff tried to debunk Wednesday findings from the Canadian manufacturing lobby on the positive impact corporate tax cuts would have on employment levels and business investment, saying tax relief does not represent a “magic” solution.

You see?



Of course tax relief doesn't help. Why would keeping more of your money help? Especially if you're running a large business. Who needs capital to reinvest? Iggy is right. We should actually raise corporate taxes. Those evil corporations! Providing goods and services Canadians use!

"Corporate tax cuts don't necessarily create jobs. They add to [corporate] bottom lines ... and don't necessarily create investment," he said. "What I don't believe is that corporate tax cuts is the magic job creator. I just don't believe the evidence supports that."

Okay, we are talking about State-sanctioned Corporations so I'll give him the first two lines. But what he said later, about tax cuts not being good for investment or creating jobs? – it's total bullshit. Imagine if all business owners (big or small) suddenly weren't sending half their income to the State. The increased capital to reinvest would equal job creation. What's Iggy's plan? Have the State provide employment?

“I will tell you what creates jobs and investment. It is investment in education and investing in maintaining the standard of living of middle-class Canadians.”

Translated: “I will tell you what create jobs and investment. Investment creates investment. It is stealing from people to put children in prisons and then stealing from the middle-class to ensure that they have a high standard of living. Don't ask me how that makes sense, it probably doesn't. I'm just going to say it and smile, then hopefully Canadians will reluctantly vote for me whenever there's an election.”

See? You just gotta read in between the lines. The State cannot invest money, and by doing so schools will only see increased costs. Plus, State education is more about indoctrination than anything. How many high-school civics classes are geared toward revealing the State as a monopoly on force? Not a single one. Students that aren't thinking critically about their government are less likely to overthrow it.

And what's all this hullabaloo about "investing" in the middle class? If Iggy really wants to reverse the downward trend on the standard of living for middle-class Canadians, his best option is to not only cut taxes but eliminate them completely.

The issue is always about taxes being too high or too low. It is never about taxes themselves. The concept of “tax” is so old that we've just come to accept it, prompting the phrase “death and taxes” as the only sure things in life. It's unfortunate because if any other institution required payment by stealing from the general population, it'd instantly be seen as criminal. Nobody would call those payments “taxes,” it'd been seen for what it actually is: theft.

Michael Ignatieff really is a moron. After the Tucson shooting, this is what he said:

“Nothing can be solved with a gun, any time, anywhere.”

Investing in the education of future generations, and "maintaining" our standard of living cannot be solved with a gun. Anytime, anywhere. So fuck off Ignatieff.

2 comments:

  1. steve/freesteader.comJanuary 17, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Caleb fantastic post by the way. I have just discovered you're impressive blog.

    We need tax cuts and desperately. However without corresponding spending cuts we do have the problem of increased deficits. Which of course as far as I'm concerned are part of their manipulative political agenda to say 'see we told you tax relief wouldn't create jobs'. Which then gives them encouragement to raise them with promises of even more invasive social funding schemes.

    I've had interesting discussions on this topic before where I maintained that unless we are able to witness a change in attitude of individuals towards more personal responsibility, tax cuts alone will drive more spending yes; but at the risk of generating little savings.
    Wouldn't hurt if they stop regulating the hell out of every little activity we engage in every day. These regulations are simply the government's way to hurt main street while protecting their state corporate buddies and subsidized corporate welfare friends. I can't wait for the day when more than just a small segment of people will understand that all this bureaucratic red tape is actually implemented to shackle the individual and prevent them from competing with the white shoe boys.

    We need more people to desire a read of 'the state vs liberty' - just so they can understand this - "All other persons and groups in society (except for acknowledged and sporadic criminals such as thieves and bank robbers) obtain their income voluntarily: either by selling goods and services to the consuming public, or by voluntary gift (e.g., membership in a club or association, bequest, or inheritance). Only the State obtains its revenue by coercion, by threatening dire penalties should the income not be forthcoming. That coercion is known as "taxation," although in less regularized epochs it was often known as "tribute." Taxation is theft, purely and simply, even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State's inhabitants, or subjects."

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  2. I agree that education is the only way to achieve a stateless society. As Albert Jay Nock said all those years ago:

    "even a successful revolution … would accomplish nothing. The people would be as thoroughly indoctrinated with Statism after the revolution as they were before, and therefore the revolution would be no revolution, but a "coup d'√Čtat," by which the citizen would gain nothing but a mere change of oppressors. There have been many revolutions … and this has been the sum of their history. They amount to no more than an impressive testimony to the great truth that there can be no right action except there be right thinking behind it."

    Eventually the State will go bankrupt and drag society down with it. Hopefully people will realize how criminal this government organization really is.

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