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  • Equal Opportunity: Disallow inherited money

    2 9.52%
  • Equal Opportunity: Keep things the same or similar

    9 42.86%
  • Equal Opportunity: Remove equal opportunity policies

    4 19.05%
  • Energy: Aggressively reward efforts for renewable resources

    11 52.38%
  • Energy: Provide medium level rewards for renewable resource efforts

    6 28.57%
  • Energy: Let Capitalism run its course

    5 23.81%
  • Government: Dismantle and rebuild governmental system

    5 23.81%
  • Government: Amend current policies

    14 66.67%
  • Government: Leave the current system alone

    0 0%
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Thread: Public Policies Part 2

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    Re: Public Policies Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    The advantage is given via biology and psychology, not via assets/money... anything else would lead to mediocrity (which of course is what we see today)



    Unfortunately, government is necessary - but it is the current form and corruptibility of government that needs to be fixed



    Speculative... unfounded

    actually I have spent years observing the envious left. its indisputable

    the government needs to be fixed-an easy solution is actually having judges who resurrect the precedent that ended when the Dems ignored Schecter Poultry and started issuing crap like Wickard v. Filburn

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    Re: Public Policies Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    actually I have spent years observing the envious left. its indisputable

    the government needs to be fixed-an easy solution is actually having judges who resurrect the precedent that ended when the Dems ignored Schecter Poultry and started issuing crap like Wickard v. Filburn
    Clearly your set in your opinions...

    Still... if its best for the system... does it matter what the motives of those arguing those points come from?

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    Re: Public Policies Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Clearly your set in your opinions...

    Still... if its best for the system... does it matter what the motives of those arguing those points come from?
    you are set in your opinions. the system is not served well by increasing class envy and government power

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    Re: Public Policies Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are set in your opinions. the system is not served well by increasing class envy and government power
    Still, you missed the point... if a scholar decides that 1 + 2 = 3, what matters more... that it is truth? .... or the motives of the scholar?

    Don't get me wrong, I don't want "class envy" and I'm not sure how many people argue from that motivation, but 1 + 2 still = 3 ... doesn't it?

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    Re: Public Policies Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Still, you missed the point... if a scholar decides that 1 + 2 = 3, what matters more... that it is truth? .... or the motives of the scholar?

    Don't get me wrong, I don't want "class envy" and I'm not sure how many people argue from that motivation, but 1 + 2 still = 3 ... doesn't it?
    Wrong as usual. try again. the sanctimonious nature of the posts is not based on proper evidence

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    Re: Public Policies Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Wrong as usual. try again. the sanctimonious nature of the posts is not based on proper evidence
    So you say - but I can see that you are understanding my point now... of course I get this funny feeling that you always did... and that you just didn't want to go down that road for fear of... as yes - I believe you stated that you are afraid of more government. However, with an equal starting point (in the monetary/assets sense) for all, less government would be needed in the long run.

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    Re: Public Policies Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    death taxes are idiotic iMHO

    smart people raise smart children

    athletic people are far more likely to have athletic children

    I was at a party today. The woman had a picture of her father-he was an olympic gold medalist in the 64 olympics. She was an all-american in track which paid her way through college. Her daughter is ranked in the top ten in a sport that will get her a full ride to stanford.

    do you want to tax that sort of advantage.

    the best tennis player in my son's class (7th grade) is beating a freshman who is ranked top in the state in HS. That seventh grader's father was on the pro tour, his mom was a division one first singles player for four years.

    sure, the kid practices all the time-but so do many others. He has a tremendous amount of athletic talent.

    he will get dozens of scholarship offers. shall we tax his genes?
    Well, as long as taxing income is the primary means by which our government gets money (and I'm aware you don't think it should be), I see no good reason why inherited income should be treated any differently than earned income.

    And by your own argument, smart, driven, successful people who earned a lot of money in their lifetimes will raise smart, driven, successful children who are likely to earn a lot of money in their lifetimes, and losing some of what they would have inherited from their parents isn't likely to hurt them all that much.
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