Grateful citizens rejoiced this week at the passage of the VTM (Voluntary Taxation Mechanism) bill.
Now at last tax-paying citizens have the same freedom as everyone else. They can no longer be anti-democratically compelled to pay taxes to the Government.
Governments have no mandate to represent citizens. For too long in this country successive Governments have had the support of only a minority. Now, at last, each Government must succeed or fail on its own merits. Now, at last, citizens who have no interest in using roads, libraries, public health, or the education system, will not be forced to fund these unnecessary luxuries.
If a Government is providing good value to citizens then of course they will join voluntarily, and choose to pay their taxes. In this way, in accordance with the will of the invisible hand, good Governments will succeed, and will of course be more than happy to provide services freely to tax-payers and non-tax-payers alike!
Outside in the streets, the sound of celebration grows louder. Now at last the tax slaves are free! Thanks to VTM taxation and representation are optional! Freeloaders rejoice, rejoice, rejoice!! Grip me, invisible hand, grip me hard!!!