So, now y're calling me a liar and I'm unpatriotic. What kind of work do you do?Seems you're hearing wrong. However, I don't believe you're just playing within the rules the government created. I think you like, prefer, and would desperately hold onto the rules the government created out of self interest...country and principles be damned. That's significantly different than just "playing by the rules", that's embracing and supporting them.
I've never questioned your conservative primciples, so how about saving the game for someone who does.I'll be honest, I'm having a little fun with the whole conservative thing since so often people enjoy having a go at me for not being "conservative" because its not lock step in the method they want. However there is a point to it, specifically pointing out that sometimes we put certain personal thoughts or views ahead of conservative principle sometimes and that in and of itself doesn't necessarily negate one from being "conservative" as I'd hardly call you anything else but that.
It would have one hell of an impact if my tax bill doubled.I get it, you're looking out for your own. You're comfortable and you don't want anyone rocking that boat. However, I don't think the results of my suggestion would have an outcome such as you're suggesting, I think your suggestion is an over reaction, and I think the total benefit it'd have for the nation would be significantly more than any damage.