“Redistribute Wealth By Heavy Taxes”? It’s Already Been Done

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  • Song Name: “Redistribute Wealth By Heavy Taxes”? It’s Already Been Done
  • Artist: Kevin Carson

Intro/Outro by Jeff Riggenbach
Written by Kevin Carson
Read by Tony Dreher
Edited by Nick Ford

Online article: http://c4ss.org/content/37699


"But the truth is, the system we have right now is already the result of heavy taxation and redistribution — but it’s heavy taxation on us, and upward redistribution towards the rich. Most of the plutocracy’s wealth is a form of welfare, paid for by taxes on the working majority.

This is not, for the most part, the kind of taxation that comes to your attention when you send off your 1040 on April 15, or pay sales tax at the grocery store — although some of it does take the form of direct government subsidies to big business and the rich out of tax revenue. Most of this tax takes the form of inflated prices on the goods and services we consume. But when we pay more for the things we need because the government enforces monopolies that enable the providers of those things to charge higher prices, it’s just as much a tax — and welfare — as if we paid it directly to the IRS and they gave it to the corporations that sell the stuff."

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