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I never understood why peopole are so worried about taxpayers' money, but don't give a sh*t about, say, Coke buyers' money or iPhone buyers' money, or insurance payers' money or Tesla buyers' money.

All these rich and super-rich companies and owners got their money from somewhere. And guess what: Their source is the same as that of the authorities: The pockets of you and me! It appears as if that is perfectly fine with us!

Of course I know the standard response to that: It is up to you to decide to use your money on a new iPhone or a Tesla, but taxes are avoidable. Sure, it would have been much better if we could choose not to have a highway system. A public school system. A military system. In my country: Also a public health system, a public pension fund, and I never paid a single penny in tuition for my university education.

Try to tell your teenager that he or she has no need for a smartphone. That tap water is as good a drink as Coke. That they can walk or bike to school. Sell your car and bike the five kilometers to work yourself! Drop your health insurance - if you die, you die. Sorry, kids: We can't afford a college education for you; you'll have to live your lives as uneducated manual workers. In our free country, we have the freedom to opt out of such expenses, which whe have decided to do. And by the way: When mom and dad retire, you are the ones who will cover our expenses of living!

I am not buying this thesis that private companies can do the same thing a lot cheaper. A few years ago, the right wing parties forced through a reorganizing of the building of public roads, putting up most projects for competition. Costs were lowered - but why? Because they reduced the qualities of the roads! The new, cheaper roads where narrower, sometimes with no shoulders, the requirements for the road foundation were relaxed... I guess that in Florida, oranges are cheaper than apples. I don't know how much that tells about comparing comparing apples with oranges in Hardanger, Norway's largest apple growing district, but I am sure you can use it as a proof that private enterprises can do things cheaper.

Norway ranks very high on the list of the highest taxes in the world. We also rank at the very top on the list of the richest country. That is not in spite of the high taxes, but more like due to it. You never die because you can't pay your hospital bill. You never drop a higher education because you can't affort it. When we pay our tax money, we are much more assured that they will be spent on some beneficial purpose, rather that on multimillion-dollar mansions and private airplanes for the top leaders and owners of the commercial powers.
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