We the people gave government the responsibility for planning and maintaining those roads, just as we have given government other responsibilities. And we, the business builders and owners, have paid for those roads and other services with our taxes. We have also built businesses in spite of ridiculous and expensive government interference and regulations.
I Built It
I never paid less than 35 percent of my income in Federal income taxes, plus all the other taxes, fees, and parasite charges that every government entity wanted. Presently, we employ 16 taxpayers who pump several million dollars annually into various government accounts. So, I not only built my business, but I paid for my share of all those swell government features, plus the shares of the nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay no taxes.
Governments build absolutely nothing without cash from private enterprise. Does that answer the question?
Governments are like intestinal bacteria — we can’t live without them, but we die if they overgrow their proper space and function, and the bacteria can’t survive without a healthy host.
Raymond L. Woodward
People, Not Government
This premise of the government providing all the necessary items to make someone a success is the false assumption by liberals.
People have ideas and then elect individuals to the various levels of government in order to get their ideas implemented.
Regarding the letter’s comment about roads, water, electricity, phone service, cable access, and fire and police protection, many of these items are paid for directly each month by the way of a bill, and others are paid for by taxes.
It’s our money, not the government’s. They just allocate it back.