It took me a bit to see where you were going with this. Then it came to me. You were echoing what obama said.
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
I didn’t believe it then and I don’t believe it now. Every bit of everything that the federal government does, is done with taxpayer money. If the national debt is paid off, it will be done with tax dollars. The government does nothing to make money. It can print money but it does nothing to add income to the country.
If they built roads and bridges to move food and materials across this country, if they built the roads that lead to where a person has built his business, if they paid the salaries of the teachers that taught us how to start and build our business, then they did nothing except coordinate the process because they paid for all of it with taxpayer money and to top all of that off we pay them a salary to do the coordinating. They work for us.
I can be convinced of many things but you will never convince me that if you gave me money to build you a house, then once I’ve built it, that I can take credit for you living in a house, because I never would have built it if you hadn’t given me the money to build it with.
To summarize, the government does nothing to create income for the country, of their own, nothing. Everything is paid for by taxpayer dollars. To coordinate the building of something using someone else’s money does not give ownership to the coordinator, in the federal governments case, what they build belongs to “We the people” who paid for it to begin with.
And finally you said without the system, no one could make any money or spend any money. Maybe, but how did the system get here? It got here by way of our founding fathers who wrote and established Our Constitution. These hapless politicians, and I mean all politicians, had nothing to do with creating this system, they don’t have the forethought or the guts to write something like that.