An Open Letter to Statists Everywhere

PT       2001-07-27 
At the start of the 1900s, government at all levels in America claimed about five percent of personal income. A hundred years later, it takes more than 40 percent-up by a factor of eight. So my first questions to you are these: Why is this not enough? How much do you want? At what point do you expect to have your fill? Fifty percent? Seventy percent? Do you want all of it? To what extent do you believe a person is entitled to what he has earned?