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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    regulation is fine as long as it is not designed to destroy the industry it is being levied on without referendum.

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    Agreed. Regulation has to be applied with great restraint -- easier said than done.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Yes, provided their is fair representation, taxation is not theft.
    First off, forced taxation is theft by its very definition and that is the system we have here in this country and the only one that can work with your ideas so it can reach its natural and destructive end.

    Second, if I'm paying for services for you, that is not representing me, but you. This is all obvious.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Agreed. Regulation has to be applied with great restraint -- easier said than done.
    Do you think this is what is being done now? I don't.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

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    First off, forced taxation is theft by its very definition and that is the system we have here in this country and the only one that can work with your ideas so it can reach its natural and destructive end.

    Second, if I'm paying for services for you, that is not representing me, but you. This is all obvious.
    A progressive taxation system is a pillar of communism.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    A progressive taxation system is a pillar of communism.

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    We've had a progressive tax system for the entirety of our history save one year in the late 19th century.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Do you think this is what is being done now? I don't.

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    I'm inclined to say no, but there are examples of good regulation. Let's just say good government is a work in progress

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    We've had a progressive tax system for the entirety of our history save one year in the late 19th century.
    Not so true...The 16th amendment wasn't ratified until the early 1900s. Which coincides with the start of the progressive movement in this country that has shat all over liberty since.

    Before that time, Tarriffs were the main instrument of Federal taxation.

    Just so you know.

    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
    Americans know this as misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913, The Social Security Act of 1936.; Joint House Resolution 192 of 1933; and various State "income" taxes. We call it "paying your fair share".

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    I'm inclined to say no, but there are examples of good regulation. Let's just say good government is a work in progress
    How much damage in this economy will you excuse?

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Nope. Only reason ANY American ever needs to be outside this country is to undertake war against an enemy of this nation.
    Ruh roh. I was just on a business trip to Europe. What does that make me?

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Ruh roh. I was just on a business trip to Europe. What does that make me?

    A corporate raider? :tongue in cheek smiley:


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