Originally Posted by smallsharkbigbite
A state's revenue comes its taxes. Which means my taxes are increased when they have revenue shortfalls. Which means that by not paying sales/use tax you are in fact stealing from me. So I'm sorry for making assumptions that stealing is ethically wrong.
A state having revenue is a joke and contradiction in terms - states don't make revenue, they take revenue generated by its citizens.
Revenue shortfalls come primarily from government overspending, inflation and unrealistic forecasts of so-called revenue. Government shouldn't be spending money it doesn't have and it shouldn't be taking it in the quantity it is.
Pointing the finger in the wrong direction, bub. They're stealing - not us.