Saturday, June 10, 2006

Trail of taxes

The editorial in the Muncie Star-Press on June 9th calls for more government spending to build and maintain Indiana's hiking and biking trails. When it comes to government spending, whether or not the trails provide benefits for certain businesses and certain people as the paper claims is irrelevant.

What is relevant is whether or not providing hiking and biking trails is an essential government service. It should be up to the people and businesses that benefit from the trails should support the trails, so that our limited tax dollars will cover the necessary functions we expect government to provide and oversee.

Indiana is chock full of bureaucrats and politicians that are excellent at coming up with new ways to confiscate and spend other peoples' money. We need a few that are interested in reducing government instead of constantly expanding it.

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