Many examples of the hateful using the idea of “taxpayer money” to withhold from those they hate.

The idea that taxes are necessary to pay for stuff at the federal level, in addition to being plainly inaccurate, is used by the privileged to withhold what is desperately needed by those with less (in an attempt to hold onto their privilege) and by the hateful in order to withhold from those they hate.

Many examples are below.

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(The article referred to in the above tweet was written by the delightful Koch-funded Sally Pipes.)


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