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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    How much income is enough, and how much is too much?
    Enough?

    Maybe enough to owe income taxes.

    Too much?

    Concentration of owned wealth that actually negatively affects everybody else.
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Do you understand the basis of taxation to support state sponsored criminality?
    Your opinion of taxation in no way invalidates its place in developed society.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Your opinion of taxation in no way invalidates its place in developed society.
    Defend the criminality.

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    I want to know what laws reward Obama campaign contributors with sweetheart government loans.
    The ones OWS wants changed.

    The ones that facilitate/reward corruption.
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    The ones OWS wants changed.

    The ones that facilitate/reward corruption.
    You mean most green energy subsidies? The protestors want those to end?

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Defend the criminality.
    Criminality is defined by the rule of law, not by someone on an internet debate forum whose feelings are getting the best of him/her.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Criminality is defined by the rule of law, not by someone on an internet debate forum whose feelings are getting the best of him/her.
    Well, we're on the internet now, so defend it here.

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    For some reason, I find this event to be incredibly ironic.

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    I am pointing out that you do not understand the clear difference between donation and taxation. Instead of accepting it, you instead continue to defend an invalid premise.



    If you do not understand the very basis of taxation and its function within developed society, perhaps this is not the discussion for you
    Generally, at this point, I'd just hit you with the ignore button, but being as I've got some time to kill, I'll give you a genuine response to this, and see what you make of it.

    Taxation is the forced removal of income, goods, or property from individuals and businesses within a community, for the purpose of ensuring the continuation of communal services and leadership required for the survival of that community. A donation is NON forced gifting of income, goods, or property from individuals and businesses within a community, for the purpose of ensuring the continuation of communal services and leadership required for the survival of that community. Donations usually come with a certain amount of tax deductions, as well. At least, in recent history.

    If I am wrong, feel free to correct me. Now. On to my next point. Since taxation is a requirement for living within said community, people living there don't have a choice on paying it or not. Unless people have the freedom and the ability to go where ever else and live, other than within that taxed community, it then become theft, if it's not voluntary. Meaning, some people in said community don't mind paying the tax, and do so with no provocation. Some in the community DO mind, and thus, require provocation. If those people that DO mind, but have no recourse, like leaving said community...It is they who are being robbed.

    Short story time.

    Once upon a time, no one in this country paid income taxes. True story. And if someone, be it a police chief, business owner, mayor, governor, or even president, tried to take an income tax, it would be considered illegal. Theft. Then we made some laws, and after a few tries, even managed to get them passed. And now, income taxes are no longer theft, legally speaking.

    Except that I don't let lawyers define the meaning of words. No amount of double speak, word screwing, lawyering is ever going to convince me that theft is anything other than the taking of another persons property without their consent.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    You mean most green energy subsidies? The protestors want those to end?
    If they are the result of corruption and not just something you disapprove of, then yes.

    They CLEARLY want money to stop corrupting our government.

    Its the primary reason Dems are keeping their distance.

    Scares them too.
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