On this I am totally with the Libertarians – taxation is theft. But I am a Realist. In the panoply of evils – taxation is a necessary one. It is absolutely not necessary in the omni-directional ways and at the confiscatory levels at which it currently exists.
One of the advantages Big Government advocates have in their efforts to end the private sector – is the size of the victim. A $17-trillion-a-year economy is so huge – it almost always takes a lot of time to dismantle.
The government spent about $634 million on creating healthcare.gov; what did they do with all that money? Well, they created a huge mess.