The Tax Justice Network and their followers are some of the most curious people around.
Think about it for just a moment.
I think it’s pretty safe to assume that a tour of their homes and offices would reveal countless products they voluntarily purchased from the Fortune 500 and several “evil tax dodgers”… you know, the exact people and institutions they endlessly complain about.
How could they justify voluntarily giving money to people and institutions only to then complain that they have too much of it?
Is this not absurd?
Is this not contradictory?
Do they not bear any responsibility for the consequences of their action?
Are they not in control of their own actions? Do they lack agency?
The Tax Justice crowd isn’t exactly keen on introspection or accepting responsibility. Everything is the fault of somebody else.
They’d probably argue, “sure, I buy stuff from them. But these companies should be paying more taxes. They’re not living up to their end of the bargain.”
The Tax Justice Network does little more than complain that such companies are not playing by the rules.
At some point, shouldn’t they accept the current state of affairs and seek alternatives?
Do they not bear any responsibility for the totally foreseeable results of their actions?
But the Tax Justice crowd want it both ways. They want the convenience and enjoyment provided by the products and services created by the wealthiest amongst us. At the same time, they don’t want people to reap the rewards from creating things that millions of people desire and voluntarily pay for.
OK, perhaps the Tax Justice people would admit they should be rewarded a little bit… but somehow figure they know exactly how much someone should be entitled to keep.
How they obtained a right to the fruits of someone else’s labor is beyond me.
Honestly, I really don’t care that much.
I’m too busy helping my clients keep what they’ve earned.