One of the major opponents of the idea was the IRS. Because every organization knows that the only way you can do anything is the way they've always been doing it. This was something new, and they kept telling us how impossible it was. It was a very interesting and very challenging intellectual task. I played a significant role, no question about it, in introducing withholding. I think it's a great mistake for peacetime, but in 1941-43, all of us were concentrating on the war.
I have no apologies for it, but I really wish we hadn't found it necessary and I wish there were some way of abolishing withholding now.
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The beauty of science. Making stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time, then rueing the day you thought it up later.
IMO Freidman should stay out of government opinions. He might be economist, but I don't think he'd be practical politician.
For one, define government. Local? State? Federal? Are we to assume that "defense-security-contracts" applies to every tier? Is it rearranging economy if a state charges highway usage tax, or is it rearranging if federal government seeks to create unified system across all states. This in regards to interstate trucking(brutal requirements. Practically every state has its own requirements, some even having their own extra taxes if you go through their territory). I'd rather see the fed push all the states to adopt a specific guideline to make it a streamlined process, thus preventing the slipshod arrangement of taxes and fees from miring truckers in shitloads of state bureaucracy.
Another thing I noticed is the heritage foundations praise of Freidman and a list of various places that have "successfully" adopted his theories. You know what I noticed it? None of them were Federal Republics, and most of them were quite strongly centralized(one being a fucking arab oil monarchy).
IMHO if this shit wants to be taken seriously, it shouldn't be any of that bullshit about "3 things gubament should do". There should be proper research done into the federal style of government along with the theoretiacl analysis of the practicaility, causality, and implementation of such methods in such a country.
This is Amurika bitches. We ain't like any other country. Just cause it works for a Royal Sheik or a Chilean Dictator doesn't mean it'll work in our republic.
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