Discussion in 'World News & Politics' started by docpoke, Jun 20, 2011.
Fair is in the mind of the beholder.
Go answer your own question.
You've stated that you want the tax code to be fair and want the rich to pay their fair share. You've also stated thated you think that sentencing of pot users is unfairly harsh with respect to sexual predators.
"Fair" means "morally balanced." Since you want *your* morals legislated why are you so hypocritically against conservatives legislating theirs?
No, I simply said you should get your income tax raised. If you strongly disagree with that, then support passage of the FairTax. Plenty of conservatives love that form of taxation, because it does not penalize productivity in the way that income taxes do. Further, under the FairTax, if you feel your taxes are too high, then simply cut back on your spending habits.
You can't hide behind that now.
"Do you think the tax code ought to be fair? Do you think the rich should pay their fair share?"
So, clearly, you hypocritically think that it is okay for government to legislate things that you think are morally important, while you want to stop anyone else from doing the same thing. Why should conservatives or religious people not have the right to try to legislate things that they think are morally important when that is exactly what you want to do?
Incidentally, logically, if you're going to cut taxes then rich people are going to get most of the tax cuts since they pay the most in taxes. People who pay nothing in taxes aren't going to get much of a tax cut. You would think a school child would be able to figure that out but it seems to elude a LOT of adults.
I'm not strongly against a progressive tax. What I'm against is using the tax code to achieve some sort of moral balance, "fairness," when it should be about funding the government's business and that alone. Also, I'm strongly against the government paying for a bunch of garbage that isn't the government's business and spending money it doesn't have. Why anyone would be for those things is simply beyond me.
Stillwatertownie sitll doesn't get it. I'll bet you a beer on it....
Im not taking that bet.
If you put a doobie on it Townie would take the bet...
(sigh) More personal attacks on Townie.
Anyway, it's too soon for the voting public to elect another conservative Texas governor into the White House. The Republicans' best shot at dethroning that empty suit Socialist is Mitt Romney (magical undies and all).
No. You said and I quote......
"you should get your personal income taxes raised to help make up for your corporate tax cut."
Are you calling the "doobie" comment a personal attack?
And I told you if you're strongly against that, then you should go support bringing about the FairTax.
All I did was express my opinion, and my opinion certainly was not that conservatives or religious people should not have the right to legislate things they think are morally important. You're so wrong with me ther RxCowboy, it's just pitiful. By the way, who pays nothing in taxes, unless they're in prison?
I easily get it how if you want to support government you got to pay for it. If you think, it's wrong and immoral to support government, then you might as well sell it off to the private sector, except for the post office and the military, because the Constitution requires those two things.
So you have no problem WHATSOEVER with religious conservatives trying to legislate their morality?
About half the people in the country pay nothing in income taxes.
I already knew that, but you tried to make it sound like a lot of people pay no taxes.
Yeah, but aren't you bitterly opposed to my support for legalizing marijuana? So there you go. It works both ways, whether you like it or not.
What's your connection to Jessie Thatcher Bost?
Besides the fact that you just registered last Friday and haven't made a comment anywhere else, could this be Townie trying to get more support for himself?
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