and I was disappointed that Leslie Stall didn’t ask all of the Galtian Overlords she interviewed why they don’t want to pay for all that they benefit from.
On a practical level, we have roads and wires and cell towers and police and firefighters and a semblance of order because we have local and state governments.
On another level, we have a military and a foreign policy that involves more than just staying neutral through world wars.
Why didn’t it occur to Leslie Stall to ask those people she interviewed how it is that they can do what they do? Is it not because the vast majority of ordinary citizens in this country pay for it every time they shop, or buy property, or earn a dollar?
Oh that’s it. A dollar. They value that sum more than they value the courts that allow them to fight their battles. They value that dollar more than they value the police force that keeps the public in line so they can make that dollar. They value that dollar more than the dollar that pays for the firefighters that put out the fire at their company. They value that dollar more than the one that was spent to clear up their mess in the Gulf of Mexico.
No. They don’t need to pay for all of that like the rest of us do.
Even thought they clog our courts, they don’t need to pay for that. Even though they live safely, they don’t need to pay for that. Even though they are Americans, they don’t need to support this country.
I will pay a substantial amount of money in income taxes this year. I’m ok with it. I’m not one of those crazy people who sees all of my tax payer dollars going to things I disagree with. I understand that my money may go to things I disagree with, but it’s also likely that it goes to things I do agree with and that it is my responsibility to make sure that happens.
I’m just one person. These corporations represent many people. The stock holders could come to their senses. They could see that starving the US is a bad idea. They could see that their profit comes because of the system we have. And that they should pay for that.