September 8th, 2011

Libertarian Reluctantly Calls Fire Department

The title of this post is taken from a great little Onion blurb. Only it isn't satire anymore.

Dear "limited government" cultists:

This is why taxes and government-funded agencies like fire departments are necessary. That way, when your state catches on fire, you'll be able to pay people and buy equipment and supplies to put it out. Instead, after gutting your own state's fire departments because you think taxes are bad and can't pay for them, you backtrack on your views and beg for federal assistance, which is paid for by other people's tax dollars. If that kind of sniveling hypocrisy isn't a refutation of your ideas about taxation, I don't know what is or conceivably could be.

You fucking idiots.