Just received an e-mail update from my county legislature. The first sentence reads, “Whether you’re government, a business, or a private citizen, we all work hard for the money we earn.”
Wait… “government” ‘earns’ money? Or it taxes its citizenry to support itself? Seeing as Tax Freedom Day won’t arrive in my state until May 1st (Yay, New York!), this view that government earns or deserves what it takes from hardworking private citizens is dangerous to what little economic freedom we have left.
Grammatically, I also think the County Executive meant to say “government employees,” not “government.”
For more on Tax Freedom Day: http://taxfoundation.org/tax-topics/tax-freedom-day
For more on what “government” actually is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUS1m5MSt9k