High Taxes = Safe?

Here’s a cartoon by RJ Matson which reflects a theory that’s all too common. If you have a blurry monitor and/or have been drinking, it shows the collapsed Minnesota bridge behind a sign which reads “Your tax cuts at work”:


I can see every congressional liberal nodding in agreement, but do higher taxes really lead to safer infrastructure? Denmark has one of the highest tax rates in the world, so all I’m wondering is that if high taxes lead to safer bridges, then how did this happen last year?

Sweden’s way up there in leading the countries of the world in incredibly high tax rates. That said, how in the world did this happen in 2005? And how did this happen in the 70’s?

Maybe if certain cartoonists paid more taxes their logic wouldn’t so readily collapse upon brief examination.

Author: Doug Powers

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