Trump avoiding taxes is a good illustration
I’m not supporting him or the IRS, but this illustrates at least two things.
- The head of the state avoids paying taxes to the state.
- The rich have better tools to avoid taxes then the poor.
Not even politicians believe in paying taxes in practice (among other things, because they know what happens to the money), and the rich will always avoid taxes better than the poor. They can hire lawyers, accountants, move their money offshore, change their business to other states, etc.
I’m against taxation on principle, but even if I wasn’t, “raising taxes to help the poor” is a losers game. It will never work as intended, the poor will always be hurt more by taxation.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society