Oh, god – the economic rightwingers aren’t trying that stupid “Tax Freedom Day” drivel here, are they?
As Fred Clark pointed out regarding the similar argument by the US counterpart of the hilariously misnamed “Center for Independent Studies” -
Therefore, the Tax Foundation says, if we were liberated from the existence of government and taxes, someone now making $15 in gross pay would make $15 in net pay.
I don’t know which half of that assumption is crazier — the idea that equivalent jobs would exist with equivalent wages in life Beyond Thunderdome, or the idea that $15 here would have exactly the same purchasing power as 15 units of whatever barter-currency the regional warlords would be accepting in the Hobbesian jungle of the Tax Foundation’s idea of utopia.
Please tell me no-one’s taking that garbage seriously.