State Grocery Stores
Imagine if we treated grocery stores like education:
You're taxed for the state grocery store in your district. You can shop at
a private grocery store but you're still taxed for your district's state
you object to your state grocery store's prices or selection of groceries, you get
to stand in a bureaucratic line and complain to committees and boards who
won't listen and don't care.
If you ask for a tax voucher or tax credit to shop at a private grocery
store such as Albertson's or Fred Meyer's, you're told no because the state
grocery stores would go bankrupt. So you pay twice.
If you ask for a tax voucher or tax credit to buy food at a private grocery
store for your church dinner, you're told no because your grocery tax money
is now state public money that can't be used for religious food.
Your state grocery store cannot sell kosher food, pork,
bacon, Christmas pudding or chocolate Easter Bunnies. Nothing in the store
can have the word "God" printed on it. No Bibles or the Koran can be sold
on state grocery store magazine racks.
If you suggest that non-parents and seniors not pay the state grocery tax
and shop at private grocery stores because they do not have children in the
state grocery system, you're told no because they and society in general may
benefit in the future from little Johnny who buys groceries at the state
grocery store and may become a brain surgeon one day. But you don't get a
tax refund if he becomes a wino instead.
If you suggest dumping state grocery stores for a free market system of
competing grocery stores, you're told that you are insensitive and hate
children. Then you're told no because some nasty parents living in a free
market would not feed their children unless the state forced them to shop at
the state grocery stores.
Replace the word "grocery" with the word "education."
yourself why we’ve allowed Big Brother to take over our most precious
commodity: our children’s education.
What’s next? State grocery stores? State health care? State potato chips?
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