1) Someone has to first create wealth before it can be taxed.
You would think that there is no reason to explain this one, but for the liberal left, which Reich is a card carrying member, there is. It is impossible to tax good intentions. In order for there to be money to pay for anything government provides, someone, like the stigmatized “rich” must
created a good or service. Producing that good or service creates jobs. The jobs created income. The income is taxed. There is no other way. Anything that government pays for; be it the Army, a teacher’s salary, to build a road, or the National Endowment for the Arts is done so with money from the wealth created by others. Period.
2) A Tax Rate Cut is not the same as a Tax Cut
A Tax Rate is the level at which a dollar of income is taxed. The tax is the amount of money collected. These are not the same thing. You can tell when a politician is either ignorant or lying to you when he or she says “tax cuts for the rich” When Reagan and Bush II cut the tax RATES, the amount of money that the federal government collected went up. Again, the amount of money collected, the tax, went up. This is because “the rich” are not stupid. When tax RATES are too high, they find a way to not expose that income to be taxed. When the RATES are lower, it is not worth the effort. This relation ship is expressed in the Laffer curve. Learn about it here.
3) Government jobs are overhead.
Every single government job is funded by taking money from someone else. I am not saying that government jobs are not needed. Soldiers, police, firemen, and many more are vital to society, and needed to be funded by the public. But, that does not alter the fact that all of those jobs are overhead. Every government job, and the overpaying of a government job (caused by public sector labor unions) takes money away from the public. That is money that the public could be spending to produce a reason for private sector jobs to exist. Private sector jobs actually add to the treasury, instead of subtracting from it. Private sector jobs are good. Public sector jobs are a drain on the economy and need to be held to a minimum.