Is there such a thing as fair taxation?
Short answer: No. Read on anyway...
Normally, I'm completely unsympathetic to the plight of others (even with regards to taxes), but I'm looking to buy a helicopter in the not so distant future, so I'm a little sympathetic to what Bill has to say in Fair Taxes?. Y'all know that I'm a fan of W, but his accountants are misleading him about what percentage of general aviation (GA) is actually paying taxes.
Why would I need a helicopter? To paraphrase, Tina Turner, "What's need got to do with it?" It's freaking helicopter! My cousin gets to drive an Apache around and be shot at, and that sounds like so much fun that I want in on it. Heh. Seriously, Fort Reed needs a chopper just so that me and mine can escape Houston in the event of catastrophic bureaucratic mismanagement during a mythical emergency like Hurricane Rita).
Bill White pretty much screwed anyone who lives in Evacuation Zone A and B (Galveston Island, etc) by panicking the herd animals onto the narrow Gulf Coast escape routes... even though we knew by Thursday that Rita was going to strike Orange and Louisiana. A secret helicopter is pretty much the only guarantee that we can safely scoot north into the mountains and avoid the whole mess.
Does anybody know where I can go and completely avoid taxes, too? (Besides the great libertarian paradise in the sky that Ayn Rand has gone to?)