Christian Crumlish, whose twitter username is mediajunkie, posted this
tweet, which I reproduce in whole here:
Been thinking lately that we don't invest in government; govt invests in us. Taxes are dividends issued to investor (govt).
I hope that it's perfectly clear why this thought is so horrifying. In case it isn't, consider that businesses pay dividends to their investors. The investors own the company. The investors are free to kill the company. So, pursing the analogy Christian proposes, if governments are investing in their citizens, and the citizens pay dividends (taxes), then the government owns the citizens, and if the government wishes to liquidate that portion of its business, it should be free to do so.
Is there anybody who does NOT think that's totally creepy??