But I cannot respect your beliefs - they are so removed from reality as to be phantasies. Look at what one of the bright Liberal gubernatorial stars is proposing in Illinois - enact a gross receipts tax to fund socialized medicine. The news media, in their typical way, describe this as:
"This will not effect the individual taxpayer. For example, an auto dealer who sells a $20,000 car will have to pay 0.5%, or $100, to the fund."
Doesn't even the dimmest bulb in the Democratic party realize the first thing the auto dealer does is raise the price of that car to $20,100? Economics 101?
At least businesses like auto dealers will have a chance to recoup the added costs. Other businesses, who must compete in other states, cannot stand the extra 0.5 to 1.8% theft of their profit. Result? They move. Net result? Illinois tax revenues go down.
Simple math and economics - if the supposedly well-educated liberals do not understand that, it DOES mean they are stupid.