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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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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

National’s Tax Cuts Are (Importantly) Symbolic.

I don’t vote National, they’re almost the socialists, and every bit the statists, that Labour are, just a tad more fiscally responsible, given Cunliffe’s besotted Keynesianism. However the mooted minor tax cuts three years out are important symbolically in a way the LeftTwits cannot understand having turned their backs to the free society, though is plain to Libertarians who realise that tax is the truncheon on our backsides of the tax surveillance state. I explained it to Labour candidate, tax lecturer, Deborah Russell, and I publish my advice merely as a service to the confused, tormented Left who’re also flailing about in their anger and ignorance over #dirtypolitics having not changed the polls one bit – I give of myself like this, no charge, because I’m a helpful soul:




  1. just a tad more fiscally responsible

    Oh come on! Labour under Clark & Cullen paid back nett debt to zero.
    National under Key & English borrowed sixty billion and are still at it.

    There's no way Labour would have got away with borrowing half as much. Sure you wouldn't have liked their approach - massive tax hikes to pay for welfare - but that is more fiscally responsible than borrowing and flushing every borrowed cent on welfare, which is what Key did.

    Of course, a really fiscally responsible government would have ended welfare as soon as the GFC hit, sold the schools and hospitals and all the other state liabilities, and told Christchurch the truth: we can never afford to rebuild - and passed a law making the insurance companies immediately pay out e.g. 10c on the dollar and call it done.

    But Key never saw a borrowed billion dollars he didn't want to flush away on benefits to win an election.

  2. To reiterate: real tax cuts are perfectly possible right now.

    We just need to end welfare, and sell the schools & hospitals. No, not capitalise the super so no one is worse off, and hand out lots of state subsidies benefits to parents to buy vouchers, to the sick etc and pay for free insurance of whatever the libs wanted.

    We just need to stop benefits and sell the schools and hospitals NOW.

    Hold that though: I don't mean sell - I mean give away, or simply bulldoze to the ground.