Which fucking galaxy-brained economic genius is responsible for government employees having to pay income tax on their earnings to the same government that employs them??!

Like, it just seems like pointless overhead. Typical capitalist inefficiency.

“Oh your salary comes from Government funds which come from taxes, primarily income tax, so we will tax you so we can pay you out of what we just taxed you.”

I just... 😫😤

@debs why not just exempt federal employees from federal income tax (and state employees from state income tax) and adjust their pay accordingly so their net pay is the same? Because Capitalism loves busy-work and hand-waving.

@Sapphicgiraffic @debs also, because the means of production is owned by the government, they want to find surplus value in your labour.

this is why i agree with the idea that taxation is theft. it's another form of wage theft only made necessary because of capitalist excess wealth.

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