May 16th, 2007


The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says taxation is theft

An editorial in tomorrow's Minneapolis Star-Tribune (especially the last paragraph) provoked me to write this letter to the editor:

I never thought I'd see the day that the Star Tribune, which has never seen a tax it didn't like, would agree with libertarians that taxation is theft. That's just what today's editorial did, though, when it cited Willie Sutton as someone to emulate when writing tax policy.

Somehow I doubt the editorial board would agree with me, but personally, I'd like to see them take that idea to its logical conclusion and advocate less theft - oops, taxation - rather than more.
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