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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Having to Break People Away from the ‘Choice Habit.’ #Obamacare #TaxState

This post will end with the following stultifying quotation from the Chief Executive of a Crony Inc benefitting from Obamacare:


We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has,” said Marcus Merz, the chief executive of PreferredOne, an insurer in Golden Valley, Minn., that is owned by two health systems and a physician group. “We’re all trying to break away from this fixation on open access and broad networks.”


Many of my latter posts have been on how the Land of the Free has voted itself into a perverse mirror image of the hope once held; the enlightenment shining from its revolution extinguished. It is a central contention of this blog that the tax state killed the free state, because without privacy there is no state of freedom, and the rigours of the tax take necessarily have seen our privacy displaced by a comprehensive state surveillance. IRD will most likely read this post – look at my logs – and via our current government’s intergovernmental agreement with the US to implement that country’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), cynically and corruptly using IRD’s powers outside of our privacy legislation to bypass that legislation for a purpose which yet has nothing to do with our tax take, the multitude of double tax agreements are pulled more closely together into global surveillance state that is truly Orwellian.

And following from this along the logic of a compulsory redistribution, don’t be deluded the tax state operates by anything other than terrorising a country’s own citizens to take their income and assets: this’s not hyperbole, those running the tax state admit it:


The IRS has become morally corrupted by the enormous power which we in Congress have unwisely entrusted to it. Too often it acts like a Gestapo preying upon defenseless citizens.

-- Senator Edward V. Long


The real point of audits is to instill fear, not to extract revenue; the IRS aims at winning through intimidation and (thereby) getting maximum voluntary compliance.

-- Paul Strassel, former IRS Headquarters Agent Wall St. Journal


Regarding that last quotation, Herr Strassle doesn’t even understand the meaning of voluntary anymore: tax states as we have in the West based predominantly on self-assessment are not voluntary tax systems. Try not paying your tax or being found wanting in an audit.

And for every police state power given to the IRS, so have IRD been given in New Zealand. For a start, my below pieces:




In the West, circa twenty first century, there is little not justified, or property right left unsacrificed on the altar of the tax take; just this week individuals in the UK found that direct theft from their bank accounts is demanded otherwise more extortion in the fencing racket that is state tax:


Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people's bank accounts, David Cameron has said.

The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is "very concerning" because of its history of mistakes.

Mr. Cameron yesterday claimed that the alternative was to "put up taxes". He told Sky News: "We have a choice here. If we don't collect taxes properly and make sure people pay their taxes properly we look at the problems of having to raise tax rates. I don't want to do that, so I support the changes the Chancellor set out in the Budget which is to really say that not paying your taxes is not acceptable."


If you’re a worshipper in the cult of redistribution, you’re not a little worried yet? And it’s not concerning, members of the Treasury select committee, because of HMRC’s history of mistakes; it’s concerning because it means our bank accounts are merely state property: no wonder Bitcoin has become so popular.

I underlined ‘choice’ in that last quotation because Cameron’s complete semantic purging of it is matched only by the evil of CEO Mr Merz pimping ObamaMarx’s Obamacare, gleeful that patients are to have much less of it – my underlining again:


In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network.

These so-called narrow networks, featuring limited groups of providers, have made a big entrance on the newly created state insurance exchanges, where they are a common feature in many of the plans. While the sizes of the networks vary considerably, many plans now exclude at least some large hospitals or doctors’ groups. Smaller networks are also becoming more common in health care coverage offered by employers and in private Medicare Advantage plans.

A bottom line is never going to be compatible with patient satisfaction, safety and comprehensiveness of care.

Insurers, [read CRONY CAPITALISTS] ranging from national behemoths like WellPoint, UnitedHealth and Aetna to much smaller local carriers, are fully embracing the idea, saying narrower networks are essential to controlling costs and managing care. Major players contend they can avoid the uproar that crippled a similar push in the 1990s.

“We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has,” said Marcus Merz, the chief executive of PreferredOne, an insurer in Golden Valley, Minn., that is owned by two health systems and a physician group. “We’re all trying to break away from this fixation on open access and broad networks.”


 I’ll put money on it that Obamacare, administered by the IRS, of course, because it’s entirely about compulsion and limitation of choices, will lead to deteriorating (narrowing) healthcare in America, and that is quite apart from the immeasurable damage already done to the minds of Americans, growing their dependency on what has become one of the most coercive political systems, and downright abusive with its surveillance networks, in the world – the United Police States of America. Again, if you were marching against PRISM and NSA, yet are on the Left and are voting for the bigger and bigger state, what is going on in your head? Like Orwell foretold, you must be adding two and two to make five.

We have to break people away from the choice habit everyone has.’ That, right there, is the end of the free world. This fascist Mr Merz, and I say fascist advisedly on his own terms, not stopping to think why this ‘choice thing’ is so important to everybody, and wanting his government to overrun the choices of everyone anyway, which of course all governments will do nowadays,  in order to deliver a health system that patients will be less satisfied with, and which will feature less safety and comprehensive care. Revolution is the only way back from here, a Western Spring, with the most effective revolution from this point being a tax revolt. Won’t happen in my lifetime, though: and don’t look to me (or at me IRD staffers); I’m no martyr, I’m just drinking my way down the road to my serfdom, hoping to avoid the booze bus along the way is this new era of wowserism. Albeit next time you see another of your choices taxed away from you, whether it be buying a drink after 3.00am in Auckland, or soon a soda pop, remember that I, and people like me, Libertarians, told you so, but too many of you were voting for what you thought was a free lunch, and free health care, which has ended up, as with the Soviets, costing us everything, and I’m not just talking my income, I'm talking our whole way of life.



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