Tax is not theft, never has been and never will be

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I tweeted this last night:

Where did this absurd myth that the government’s money is ‘ours’ come from? Taxes belong to the government and no else. You pay it because you owe it

It caused some controversry.

I followed it up with:

Democracy is a process by which we hold government accountable: it does not make government our agents

Libertarians were not happy.

For the record, my thinking is noted here.