Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stuck on Stupid

Will a Bullet tax reduce crime?
...Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley has unveiled a new proposal to add a $1 bullet tax to each round sold within city limits. This would be part of Rolley's multi-pronged strategy to reduce crime in Baltimore...
So a box of ammo that now costs $15.00 would, under his plan, cost $65.00. So all of us law abiding shmucks get the bill while the criminals will just steal the ammo they want - same way criminals get guns. It's getting so it doesn't pay to be honest anymore. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

This shows that they kinda, sorta understand that taxing something creates less of it. They tax cigarettes cause they don't want people to smoke, they want to tax bullets so people won't shoot - the 'sin' tax, levied on products or services they want to discourage. But why does taxing productivity cause them to salivate? They want less productivity? They don't want people making money? Really? What they really want is for people to make money and give it all to them so they can continue their power trip.

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