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    IMO government is overhead some overhead is required to have a civil society, however too much overhead is a bad thing. We are now seeing unemployment in the teens (counting those not looking for work) something unusual in the US but common in western europe.


    Very good article on taxes government and the relationship between the two. They assert that the maximum an mount of revenue for government comes with a taxes of ~44% of GDP, guess where the US and other Western countries are?

    The article also cites studies showing that the maximum amount of personal wealth (as opposed to max gov revenues) occurs when taxes total ~25%, about 45% less than our current burden.

    IMO government should be about maximizing our revenue not their revenue.


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    THey cite studies one of the studies cited was by C Roemer who was Obama lead economist.
     
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