-A move away from taxation to usage fees
-Less reliance on debt to fund government
-Smaller government as a result
seriously. first off, how does a transition from taxes to usage fees inherently reduce government spending, since otherwise you are saying such a transition would result in either massively higher tax rates, or deficits would magically disappear on their own. and you think the left will just completely roll over, and accept there's nothing they can do but shrink gov't, because of bitcoin? people would riot in the streets, the country would be far more likely to move towards communism than free markets. When the country is faced with this unprecedented crisis, why on earth do you just assume out of your own extensive knowledge of similar past situations, that have never occurred? Why are you supremely confident that your message will be more persuasive to people than say,
"The strategy of relaxing regulations on commerce have once again proven to be disastrous for our country. Just as when reckless wall street speculation and gambling and exploitation of working families through the housing market lead to the last crisis, now the more well off have again discovered new ways to beat the system, avoid paying taxes, taking advantage of the rest of our hard working americans and have cause yet another crisis. They have once again proven that deregulation does not lead to economic prosperity, only to increased exploitation of the many, by the few. What we need now, more than ever, is a government strong enough to protect us from the damages of these new tools the super rich have employed against us, and a government strong enough to provide for it's people, who are suffering in these trying times. together, with your support, we can take back this country from those who would see it stripped clean of all it's resources, for their own benefit. together, we can turn this tide, and build a stronger, fairer, and more just society!"
Do you really think that your message of free markets and small government is going to be more persuasive than the populist bull shite above? because that was off the top of my head, I'm sure they would come up with something better.
the fact that you guys are just supremely confident that what you have envisioned will be the actual end result of such a crisis is nothing short of disturbing. You guys are just marchin off to the song of revolution, and you cant even see five feet in front of your faces. You have absolutely no idea what the country's response would be in such a scenario. I honestly dont see much difference between this and the marxists marching off to revolution, absolutely confident that their cause was just, despite having no fricking clue if communism would even work.
I mean I'll readily concede that I dont know as much about the technology, but you should really try to become aware that you really dont understand anywhere near as much of the politics and economics of the situation as you think you do.
because you see there's just regular ignorance, and then there's really impassioned ignorance with a purpose. one of the two is inherently dangerous.
and you can be on the internet in three years to tell me when the ability of isp's to monitor activity is reduced, but i'll go ahead and give you my name, phone number, home address, and social security number if it means you'll promise to come find me and let me know when bitcoin leads to any one of those three things happening.