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An Overdue Book

Hannah53 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:03 PM
You are not making sense. There is no way a government can prevent people from moving their own money out of the country. In your world, you decide what is fair and demonize the people who don't agree with you. People who don't have your opinion are greedy, selfish, un-American and defintiely not fair-mainded. What you haven't done is your homework? Liberal policies simply don't work. California and Detroit are two prime examples. You want to destroy the entire country as you have destroyed California and Detroit.
iForward Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 12:42 PM
That's a non-sequiter. Political corruption and self-servedness are not the exclusive realm of any political party. I agree with your post. Everyone should be against that. So what?
iForward Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 12:33 PM
Whoah - take a pill, inkling_revival. As I said, whether you call it human nature or bad behavior, the fact is that if the law allows it, people (D or R or I) are going to avoid taxes. That's why the law needs to prohibit avoidance. It already does for most types of avoidance, as I am sure you know.
inkling_revival Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 9:56 PM
You self-righteous @$$!!!!!!

Give me a single, moral reason, just one, why any individual under any circumstances should ever -- EVER!!!!! -- pay a single nickel more in taxes than the law requires!!!!

The law is what DEFINES "fair share," you mindless, brainless, helpless, god damned FOOL!!!!!!
Pat2881 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:46 PM
iForward, if you want a good lesson in human nature, just look at our elected representatives. How many of the laws that they pass apply to you and me but not to them? They will still have their gold plated healthcare system while the rest of us are stuck with Obamacare. When the rest of us are not allowed to do as we please with the money we have earned, they will still be able to move their money into offshore tax sheltered accounts. The act as our rulers and not our representatives. Power corrupts. They now govern as if everything we own belongs to government and we should be happy with what they allow us to keep.
iForward Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:39 PM
Okay, I agree that it's human nature, and perhaps I should not have characterized that as greedy or un-American, but I was making a specific point and not talking about liberal policies as a whole. Let me put it another way. If we had the same tax laws but they were voluntary, human nature would dictate that very few people would pay them. That is why the law must be enforced or our society would evaporate. I would call that selfish but others migh say it's just human nature. So that's why we need the laws to be enforced and why there should be laws against (voluntarily) choosing to avoid the taxes that one would otherwise pay. Wouldn't you agree that many if not most of our laws are designed to limit the effects of human nature?
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