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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Can't tell if srs. I presented buying American goods over foreign goods as an example of patriotism, because it supports American industry, and keeps Americans employed. Paying taxes is no more patriotic than paying a ticket for a traffic violation. You either do it, or they issue a warrant, and throw you in jail.
    I know what you said.

    What you don't understand is patriotism is about taking pride in your country itself, not comparing your country against others.

    Likewise, merely being employed objectifies domestic workers as cogs in a machine. We work to live, we don't live to work.

    When you put economics first, people forget there's a right and wrong way to do things. Instead, they just want things to get done.

    Therefore, they don't care if the government taxes and spends. Keynesian deficit stimulus is activity just as much as any other.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    No, it's not patriotic. If that were the case, then it could be assumed that those who pay little to no federal taxes are unpatriotic, and those who pay a huge tax bill are. Paying taxes is just something that you have to do, if you reach a certain level of financial stability and comfort, and it serves to disencentive productivity at a certain point.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    I know what you said.

    What you don't understand is patriotism is about taking pride in your country itself, not comparing your country against others.

    Likewise, merely being employed objectifies domestic workers as cogs in a machine. We work to live, we don't live to work.

    When you put economics first, people forget there's a right and wrong way to do things. Instead, they just want things to get done.

    Therefore, they don't care if the government taxes and spends. Keynesian deficit stimulus is activity just as much as any other.
    Holy **** guy, it was a simple example. Do you always have to over-analyze every little thing?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Holy **** guy, it was a simple example. Do you always have to over-analyze every little thing?
    It was a simple example, yes.

    It was an oversimplification, and that leads to slippery slopes.

    When you don't think ahead, others get ahead of you.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    It was a simple example, yes.

    It was an oversimplification, and that leads to slippery slopes.

    When you don't think ahead, others get ahead of you.
    No, I'm talking about buying American goods, and you're on a different chapter of a different book in another library.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    What could be on a tax return that anybody would "hide"? If there's something fishy on your tax return, the nice little IRS man will be seeing you and being rich will NOT get you out of trouble with the IRS.

    Maybe he mad a Charitable donation that he wants to keep secret? Maybe he donated a few mil to Planned Parenthood and he thinks his Repougnantcan base will freak out about that? MITT MURDERS BABIES! Or maybe he's embarrassed at how ridiculously much he makes but hasn't donated a dime outside of LDS. Maybe he gave LDS so much he thinks it will make people take up the pointless religion issue.

    I've got plenty of things to bash Romney with and just as many to bash Obusha with. There are plenty of things to complain about, but this isn't one of them.

    There is NO law precluding having foreign savings accounts. They must be reported on your individual return. Any interest is taxable. I've had foreign accountts and scored nicely when the dollar fell on is ass in the early 70s. It has NOTHING to do with Patriotism.




    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Republican Senator On Romney: 'It's Really American To Avoid Paying Taxes' | ThinkProgress

    Like the article says, Every candidate for the last 30 years has released their tax returns yet Romney is refusing to do so. I am only speculating here, but I think it is safe to say that he has something to hide.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    No, I'm talking about buying American goods, and you're on a different chapter of a different book in another library.
    Yes, I know what you're talking about.

    Consumerism is not an end unto itself though. Merely buying stuff rewards people for making crap.

    You have to buy stuff from people who prove they care. Otherwise, you sell out long term production just for short term results.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Yes, it is every American's duty to pay their taxes. Unfortunately, it is the very wealthy (ala Romney) who try and get by with paying as little as they can. For shame, especially since Republican/conservatives tout themselves as being so patriotic.



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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Yes, it is every American's duty to pay their taxes. Unfortunately, it is the very wealthy (ala Romney) who try and get by with paying as little as they can. For shame, especially since Republican/conservatives tout themselves as being so patriotic.
    If you do not try to pay as little as you can, you are a fool.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    If you do not try to pay as little as you can, you are a fool.
    I try to pay as little as I can using the legal deductions. I don't try and hide my money in other countries, to avoid paying taxes on it. Extremely rich people should be ashamed for doing such.



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