Saturday, November 29, 2003

Scientology Logic 15

Logic 15 - The introduction of an arbitrary into a problem or solution invites the further introduction of arbitraries into problems and solutions.

An arbitrary is defined as "something which is introduced into a situation without regard to the data of the situation".

Unfortunately many laws are arbitraries. They are a solution which has little or nothing to do with the problem they are supposed to solve, so they cause more problems which then have to be solved with more laws.

Income tax is a prime example. Forced through to "tax the rich" it has never done this because the rich can pay for the tax attorneys to work out ways around the tax laws and can pay the lobbyists to get loop holes created.

The income tax actually penalizes the average man or woman and has little or no impact on the rich. Because it is an arbitrary it has meant that more and more laws have had to be passed to try and solve the "problem" of "tax the rich". It now takes CPAs and attorneys who are specialists in the field to figure it all out. We have specialists in personal income taxes, specialists in corporate taxes, specialists in partnership taxes, etc., etc.

And this is all because the law was an arbitrary in the first place and caused more arbitraries to be introduced to solve the problems it caused. A national sales tax would be a much simpler solution to the true problem which is "How to fund the government".

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