What is an appropriate level of taxation?
If we looked at total taxation
including income tax + property tax + GST
Why do I ask?
It seems that many people want
- free education
- free healthcare
- free medicine
- free sports and recreation
- guaranteed minimum income
- free this and that
- strong military
- lots of infrastructure
People seem to forget that money is not "mined" or grow on trees.
Everything that is free must be paid for by someone.
Money is taken by force by government to pay the bills
It is in fact a form of extortion.
So, what is the maximum you are willing to pay?
This leads into what should be the role of government.