There was an interesrting discusion on the angry man of the lefts blog. The Disgruntled Chemist runs an excellent blog when he is not in tempertantrum mode. He is passionate about his views and is a patriot in his own way. This is opposed to the folktale ,facts free ,fictional blog written by the pathological Antisemite from the UK who claims to have an IQ of 167.
The discussion over lifestyle taxes has led to a funny exchange. The left champions sin taxes cigarettes ,beer and now in some locales they are targeting Junk Food. This is in addition to their other favorite tax gas taxes. These taxes adversely impact the same working people the left claims to champion. There are behaviors that
are apparently politically incorrect smoking eating Junk food and driving. The left likes to legislate morality via the tax code.
Apparently, I have been infected with Libertarianism. I am not a libertarian but they often make sense. There is too much regulation in our lives and I do not want a nanny government. This is opposed to the illucid Anarcholibertarians who are almost
as loopy and bigoted as the man with the 167 IQ. Warren is a libertarian and he clearly understands the need for national defense. I differ with the role of regulatory agencies. I want the rules streamlined but enforced. There are corporations knowingly flouting our labor laws I want to put real teeth into OSHA and the INS.
People complain about OSHA but it saves lives . The complaint that the rules are overly complicated and at times arbitrary are valid. I worked in a place that was almost shut down by OSHA. We had men climbing on 2 inch thick pipe 25 feet in the air with no safety harnesses. It was amazing that nobody got seriously hurt. OSHA made the company I worked for buy safety harnesses and they were expensive. The outlay was well over 10,000 but what money do we put on life. Businesses will often do as little as possible to in the area of safety.
Liberals who favor sin taxes are hypocrites. The primary argument is do not tell me what to do with my body. This apparently does not include drink alcohol, smoke or now eat Junkfood. Moderate consumption of alcohol has positive health benefits.
The liberals like a nanny state that I despise. I do not want some beatnick telling me that I should step away from that Chalupa. The government should stay out of my pantry , intestines and Kidneys. Yet the same people who are so worried about theocracy and government out of my bedroom want to tax my ring dings. They are imposing their values on me . Well if you liberals want to eat beancurd and produce horid ozone depleting gasses go ahead but keep your distance.
The liberals like to talk about urges and natural behavior when it comes to sex. Johny and Judy are too wound by their hormones so lets just give them condoms. The fact that they are both twelve is lost on the left. Well people can live without sex
but they can not live without eating.Therefore if the sexual drive is powerful thus the drive to eat is at least its equal.Yet liberals who lecture us about sex drives
being inevitable now do a 180 on food.
I despise regressive taxation aimed at working people. A lower income household spends more on gasoline proportional to its income. Thus even though upper income houses may drive gas guzzlers they spend more on gas as a proportion of the income.
Yet liberals feel the need to tax their way to this Green Paradise. Yet a more sensible approach would be to offer tax benefits to encourage people to use public transpotrtation. Maybe allowing monthly fare tickts to be subtracted from income taxes. This is a positive inducement as opposed to regressive taxation.