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Horrible Things Can Happen When We Allow Private Companies to Collect Taxes

The lines between public and private, corporations and government have become blurred.

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While The Washington Post only talks about the District of Columbia's predatory takeover of tax liens, if the Libertarian dream of privatization of our commons continues to spread unchecked, homeowners all across America will be jammed deeper and deeper into debt as their homes are taken from them.

Bennie Coleman won't just be a cautionary tale; he'll be the new normal.

The commons, particularly functions like tax collection, should belong exclusively to We The People, and not corporate billionaires.

Thom Hartmann is an author and nationally syndicated daily talk show host. His newest book is "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America — and What We Can Do to Stop It."

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