QuestionThe US Constitution does not acknowledge a right to claim a portion of another person's life to pay for your healthcare. There is an acknowledgement to right of someone else's life to provide you with a public defender and a jury of your peers.
      – DigitalBoss, 2009-08-11 at 16:33:38   (8 comments)

On 2009-08-13 at 04:08:32, BorgClown wrote...
Let's suppose you have a store. Your clients pay you more than it costs you to sell, and your employees are paid less than you profit from their work. So in a way, those little excesses are equivalent to tiny portions of their lives that you profit from. Go and have a nose job with said profit. Just wanted to twist your argument.
On 2009-08-13 at 14:26:40, DigitalBoss wrote...
You are speaking of a private free enterprise. I was speaking of the government which is supported with taxpayers' confiscated dollars.
On 2009-08-13 at 14:29:25, DigitalBoss wrote...
That free enterprise also has expenses that need to be paid, employees that need to be paid. In most instances the actual profit margin is a very small portion of the purchase price. Oh, and then there is competition. If the buyer does not like the price, he is free to go elsewhere.
On 2009-08-14 at 01:17:17, BorgClown wrote...
Why are you so against the current tax system? It has proven that it can raise wealthy people. I'd bet that the decisions you make will do you much more good than a tax cut. Hell, the tax cut might be irrelevant in the end.
On 2009-08-14 at 01:20:13, BorgClown wrote...
Case in point: The government gives money instead of taxes to some people, they should be improving better than the rest.
On 2009-08-14 at 12:50:32, DigitalBoss wrote...
I am so against the current tax system because it is an invasion of my privacy. The federal government has no business knowing where I work or how much money I make. They do not need to know how much interest I pay on my mortgage, or how many dependants I have. The founding fathers never intended for private citizens to have to report every year to the fed. The income tax was deemed unconstitutional by the supreme court. Congress has to pass and ratify the 16th amendment to make the income tax legal. I say we abolish it and repeal the 16th amendment.
On 2009-08-14 at 13:07:08, DigitalBoss wrote...
Also, the progressive income tax is used as a political tool. Democrats love to incite hatred for the rich; it is called wealth envy. They do that so they can be justified raising taxes. They can raise taxes and use the money to buy votes. They know the wealthy are not going to vote for them so it is a perfect tax.
On 2009-08-14 at 13:26:38, Baslisks wrote...
@DigitalBoss: as money increases the tendency to be an alarmist conservative also decreases. Conservatives are psychologically more likely to be alarmists. As people gain money they lose that fear. A lot of the rich rich motherfuckers aren't conservatives but democrats.