I understand why a lot of people are against taxes.

It’s frustrating to see your taxing gained money disappearing from your paychecks getting used for abstract concepts & ideas, but the reality is that much of it is totally concrete.

Your police station & firehouse would cease to exist without that severely crucial tax money you pay out of your checks every other week. And the roads needed to transfer emergency services would crumble under the weight of the vehicles without the tax money required to make them strong & durable so they last for generations. Taxes are essential to a functioning civilization, however I still understand why anyone would wish to pay fewer of them. For instance, myself & our cannabis-obsessed friends have always wanted marijuana legalization at any cost. In most states with recreational cannabis, you have to pay a state cannabis tax & possibly local taxes for the town or county as well. I respect a 15% tax rate, but some cities & counties have a combined 35% of taxes between state & local municipalities. I wonder sometimes if the lawmakers passing these swings into law are considering the financial burden this puts on marijuana users. And cannabis businesss have to become corporate just to survive because they’re making fewer sales when their purchasers have to pay a tax rate equal to over a third of the value of the entire order. Thankfully having a medical marijuana card will exempt you from state cannabis taxes in various instances. Some states still require local taxes on medical cannabis patients, but it’s a case by case situation.



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