Friday, February 13, 2015

Vince Vaughn on Ron Paul

-Lew Rockwell
[Playboy:] You’ve been a supporter of Ron Paul. With the presidential election on the horizon, is he still your go-to?

I’m a very big fan, yes. Ron Paul woke a lot of people up to the fact that government can’t handle everything for you. Once you start playing that game, where does it stop? I like the way it was until 1913 [when the 16th Amendment was ratified, legalizing a federal income tax], when locally you had sales taxes and property taxes. That seems ethical to me, because I can move to a different neighborhood or area if I like the services they provide. To this day, your police department and your fire department are paid for with local taxes, and that makes sense, because you might use those. But the federal government looking into your books to decide what to take from you, that feels wrong.