Vanya Cohen: Robbery & Taxation Thieves

Posted by admin on Friday, April 8, 2011

Vanya Cohen Money Quotation saying the entire federal government constitutes a frightening hoard standing at the ready to collect from all income. Vanya Cohen said:
 
When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation Quote
 

“When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation” — Vanya Cohen

 

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Vanya Cohen seems to be drawing a distinction between individual criminal acts versus widespread, institutionalized confiscation of wealth by the state.

The quote suggests that a single bad actor stealing (“a single thief”) is rightly called “robbery,” while a large group in positions of power doing the same thing through legislation and enforcement (“a thousand thieves”) is euphemistically termed “taxation.”

Cohen appears to be implying that the end result – taking money and property from citizens against their will – is similar regardless of scale or legality.

So in essence, the message seems to be that what constitutes “theft” may depend more on who is doing the taking rather than the nature of the act itself.

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