I work for a home health company. I work a lot for a home health company. My hours are in triple digits for the last two weeks. You don’t get there using an average day. I am paid for the time spent and the normal impression is that I work for this home health company – after all that is the name on the paycheck. Actually, though, I work for Medicare. That is the agency of the government controlling all of our actions and dictating what is done for visits and paperwork required to continue service. If Medicare quit paying for our visits, I would not have a paycheck. The people seen get their care as a result of having certain criteria specified as allowing care to be charged to the taxpayer. Therefore, my company does not produce value of its own, no matter how many hours I spend there. This was the fallacy I heard on the radio which was not noted or refuted – that those who work for the government are really taxpayers. I note how much the government takes out of my paycheck, but at the same time realize that the same check comes from the government. This level of production was touted about a year ago as being able to produce a dollar sixty for each dollar “spent.” That came from the concept that providing money in an economy is the producer of wealth, not the result of people trading their time and efforts to produce a marketable item.

Let’s play with the idea of trading money through government. The bureaucracy takes tax money from people at the point of a gun, then provides it to an office which starts by taking all of their expenses plus salaries to look at the regulations, make up new regulations, and distribute the remaining money to some entity. That entity takes the money and gives a smaller amount of it to another company for the materials to produce the item desired. Let the materials come from an entity associated with the government requiring more tax money to operate their office and trade to the original contractor of the bureaucracy. The money changed hands and items were moved from one individual to another, but where did the money originate? From someone who was not working for the government and producing something desirable in the market. The only way for production to occur at the governmental level, is to take money from those producing in the private market. Just as the pacifist can only be so if someone else is willing to wield a sword (or gun) on their behalf, the government entity can only exist in that it takes from the production of those actually producing. The end marker of this government is the willingness to remove forcibly the labor of its citizens and turn them into slaves.
From here.

Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated.

From here:

(2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;

(a) procure and install additional equipment, facilities, processes, or improvements to plants, factories, and other industrial facilities owned by the Federal Government and to procure and install Government owned equipment in plants, factories, or other industrial facilities owned by private persons;

I found several similar references to this article declaring the administration of forced labor. I could not find the terms related to forced labor, but did find it interesting that the references listed in the bill go back to Clinton and then across to another bill that had the reference that Zero used (701a; found here). When the last reference is read, I note that compensation is not mentioned.

Apparently, those who believe in redistribution of wealth (especially to themselves) don’t mind slave labor, as long as they are the slave masters. In the end, the need for forced labor shows the fallacy that wealth is a result of trade. Someone out of the “loop” must provide the energy (money for the socialist or protection for the pacifist) for continuation of their lifestyle.