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Old 12-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CFECO View Post
A "Credit" from the Government , is a Tax not being paid, which IS paid by the working man somewhere down the line.
The money is not "from the government." The money is private money used to trade in credits. The policy merely makes the market happen. What you're saying is tantamount to claiming that stocks in companies are taxes because the government has created the legal language that makes "public corporations" possible. Workers will have to make the stuff for companies to sell so that their stocks become valuable, but that does not make stocks in corporations merely a "Tax not being paid." Our stock markets, trading in incorporated entities, do not exist without the government constructing the legal parameters of the market. That's how our political economy works. Such credit swapping is not a stock exchange, but it is merely another market in value constructed by the state. It is not a tax, or a tax unpaid.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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