So, what we have today is what you support? Good to know.
Chop, what does that statement even mean??
as Jay eruditely points out, the system that we currently have is the system that has been in place the world over for thousands of years. I think a real good allegory for what happens when you have no taxes is the South Park episode where Cartman buys himself an amusement park so he can have it all to himself. He soon needs a security guard to keep out others, then he needs a repairman to fix broken rides, then he needs a box office employee to sell tickets and soon enough he's selling loads of tickets because his amusement park can't exist without revenues.
What we have here in America will not change, largely because it's impossible to guarantee even a modicum of populist satisfaction within a society made up of many millions of people of different faiths, philosophies, sizes and colors. Society has rules, just like a baseball game or a boxing match. The thought that we could eliminate those rules to go to a system like Ultimate Fighting where there are literally no rules is not just a fantasy - it's ridiculous.
all the government services that are provided to the population require taxes to be paid so that these services meet certain criteria. If you don't want income taxes, then you'll have other taxes to take their place in order for the government to function. Without government, you have complete anarchy because each individual has a different philosophy. Do you want there to be police so when a guy steals your flat screen TV you have somewhere to file a complaint, or would you rather that you just had vigilante justice where people just go over to the guy's house and beat the fuck out of him? If you say the latter, remember that the police are also there to prevent people from making false claims so the vigilantes don't wrongfully come to your house to beat the fuck out of you when the thief says he's the victim, not you.
why not get rid of the Public Utilities Commissions in each state that are the backstop against energy companies like Nevada Power from raising rates as they wish without any price controls, or get rid of the Fire Stations and when your house burns down you can be at the mercy of that private company that pulls their fire engines up to your home and watch it burn because you didn't pay a $75 "membership fee" like they have in some municipalities in Tennessee
do I think the government needs to get their act together, stop wasting money and live with what seems reasonable? (and reasonable to me isn't the same as reasonable to you).
If you eliminate government - forget about road upkeep. Forget about food safety, forget about workplace safety, forget about mileage mandates for cars, safety mandates for amusement park (hey.. they killed Kenny. You bastards)
Grover Norquist's tax pledges are the most ridiculous thing around. Anyone who signs on to them is a fool, as that sort of Utopian view goes nowhere