So what can a disillusioned, stressed out taxpayer hang their hopes on? Taxpayers should take refuge in the idea of limited government, and in the best known advocate of reducing the size and scope of government: Texas Rep. and 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul.
To Paul, the expansion of America’s tax code and the stressful burden it places on individuals is a consequence of a government that feels obliged to permeate the private sphere of society with its influence. Whether government is subsidizing one of its favored industries, doling out contracts to its favorite cronies, or financing a government official’s right to “pawty’ (at least when the Beasty Boys were fighting for their right it wasn’t subsidized by taxpayer money), the money is coming from tax payers like you and me.
Moreover, by running up a debt of over $15 trillion, Paul notes that society is charged with an inflation tax that boosts prices for consumers as the Federal Reserve prints money to pay the government’s ever increasing bills that politicians fail to raise through taxation.
Paul’s presidential platform, which includes putting an end to the Fed and reducing the burden on taxpayers by limiting government, is resonating with voters more than ever. At a time when Americans are increasingly feeling the weight of an expanding government, Paul’s message of limited government is becoming ever more salient.