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Is taxation slavery?

Khaos_Mage
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10/7/2014 8:17:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Flat tax on everyone on every dollar or what?
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HououinKyouma
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10/7/2014 8:24:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Don't you think it is a bit hyperbolic to call taxation "slavery"? Personally, I would have to say that your ten percent tax, apart from being quite arbitrary, in quite a number of countries, would not be enough.
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10/7/2014 8:26:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:24:20 PM, HououinKyouma wrote:
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Don't you think it is a bit hyperbolic to call taxation "slavery"? Personally, I would have to say that your ten percent tax, apart from being quite arbitrary, in quite a number of countries, would not be enough.

Hyberbolic it may be, but there is truth to it.
However, what is more fascinating is that he thinks it is slavery, yet condones it.
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10/7/2014 8:30:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:26:48 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
At 10/7/2014 8:24:20 PM, HououinKyouma wrote:
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Don't you think it is a bit hyperbolic to call taxation "slavery"? Personally, I would have to say that your ten percent tax, apart from being quite arbitrary, in quite a number of countries, would not be enough.

Hyberbolic it may be, but there is truth to it.
However, what is more fascinating is that he thinks it is slavery, yet condones it.

Indeed, but it seemed a bit mean to point that out, comrade. Anyway, I know people don't like to pay tax but it is better than the alternative.
"Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire." F. Nietzsche.

"Freedom is always freedom for the one who thinks differently." R. Luxemburg.

"The principle of the masochistic left is that, in general, two blacks make a white, half a loaf is the same as no bread." G. Orwell, paraphrase.

"Islamophobia is a word created by fascists, used by cowards, to manipulate morons". Andrew Cummins.
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10/7/2014 8:52:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:24:20 PM, HououinKyouma wrote:
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Don't you think it is a bit hyperbolic to call taxation "slavery"? Personally, I would have to say that your ten percent tax, apart from being quite arbitrary, in quite a number of countries, would not be enough.
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.
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10/7/2014 8:53:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:52:25 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
At 10/7/2014 8:24:20 PM, HououinKyouma wrote:
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Don't you think it is a bit hyperbolic to call taxation "slavery"? Personally, I would have to say that your ten percent tax, apart from being quite arbitrary, in quite a number of countries, would not be enough.

I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Would you mind explaining why you draw the limit at ten percent? Or is it just an arbitrary figure.
"Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire." F. Nietzsche.

"Freedom is always freedom for the one who thinks differently." R. Luxemburg.

"The principle of the masochistic left is that, in general, two blacks make a white, half a loaf is the same as no bread." G. Orwell, paraphrase.

"Islamophobia is a word created by fascists, used by cowards, to manipulate morons". Andrew Cummins.
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10/8/2014 6:31:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

Looking at the OP, is breathing slavery? Yes...you are a slave to your biology.

I.e., the question you're asking is a trivial non-sequitor without meaning.
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10/8/2014 6:52:55 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

This may be a stereotype, but apparently the countries that are doing their best at the moment have extremely high taxes, almost 50%. But they are worth the benefits because citizens are provided free health care and even college/university education is free.
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10/8/2014 6:35:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/8/2014 6:52:55 AM, Defro wrote:
At 10/7/2014 8:01:44 PM, SitaraMusica wrote:
I support a ten percent income tax, but nothing more.

This may be a stereotype, but apparently the countries that are doing their best at the moment have extremely high taxes, almost 50%. But they are worth the benefits because citizens are provided free health care and even college/university education is free.

Correlation =/= Causation.
I'd say the reason they are doing so well is because they are booming, and taxes are high to keep up with growth (roads, immigration, etc.).

If people are in poverty, you can't tax like crazy. Think of Robin Hood.
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rruthbj
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10/9/2014 3:58:35 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Taxation is the citizens of a nation sharing the burden of running a government. You cannot run a government without money to fix things and help people. We, as citizens, should welcome the pleasure of helping to run this fine country. Taxation is not a great burden when compared with living in Haiti without passable roads, buildings that are not rebuilt when some force of nature knocks them down and people live in dusty tents without running water or electricity. We are a very spoiled country who no longer understands how privileged we are. But those privileges come with costs. Taxes are part of those costs. I willingly pay my taxes as I know they go towards making my life easier. And my husband and I pay a lot of taxes because I have no dependents.
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