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Dollars, trickle up to me from my employer.

Pennies, trickle down from the Government's money laundering scheme when they 'take' the money from the people.

The Government takes money from you before you've even been handed your paycheck. You should always be able to 'keep what you earn'. The only time there might be a reason for the Government to get any of anyone's money, is when they go to spend it.

Let's say we have a Fair/Flat Tax based upon consumption, and, the Government is actually required to live within it's means(required by the rule of law!) Now, if the Government starts becoming overreaching and becoming overbearing, you cut down on your spending and they have to cut down on their spending... and therefore they are reigned in. Conversely, if they are doing their job by abiding by the Constitution, which creates an environment of prosperity, then you are probably doing well and prospering and have no problem with spending your money, even knowing that Government is getting some of that money from your spending.

"If we lose freedom here there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." -Ronald Reagan

When they took us off the Gold Standard they took away our money... in order to make it theirs. -OneTinSoldier