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  • Yes, it is our duty as citizens to pay into the system that we have reaped the benefits from.

    49 80.33%
  • No, if you can get away with it, why not.

    6 9.84%
  • Who cares!

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    sad that the selfish and greedy place themselves and their worship of Mammon above America and the American people.

    the selfish and greedy are government parasites and their handmaidens who claim that they need more of our money than we do

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Try not writing like an asshole.
    Says the man that didn't follow the conversation and just made up what 'wonderful things' meant... with no context to the discussion so far. Go away troll.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Says the man that didn't follow the conversation and just made up what 'wonderful things' meant... with no context to the discussion so far. Go away troll.
    Don't cry.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Last I checked, being given birth to involves physical force.

    Likewise, the government allows anyone to reproduce, not checking for social qualifications.

    It's no different from lending a house to someone to take you hostage.

    Expecting the hostage to so much as lift a finger is coercion.
    Then there's no such thing as an existence free from forcible coercion. So suck it up and live with it like an adult.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Don't cry.
    Try to stick to the topic of the thread. It's not that hard.

    You said that that everybody pays taxes, it was shown that what was being talked about was federal payroll taxes, so not everyone pays them, you agreed. Would you like to expound upon your confusion or change of heart on the topic?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Try to stick to the topic of the thread. It's not that hard.

    You said that that everybody pays taxes, it was shown that what was being talked about was federal payroll taxes, so not everyone pays them, you agreed. Would you like to expound upon your confusion or change of heart on the topic?
    What a strange version of a events you've constructed.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    What a strange version of a events you've constructed.
    You can review the thread yourself. I'm going to conclude you don't have anything to say about the actual topic.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    I would say taxes are simply a quid pro quo. You either pay them, or you go to jail. Patriotism, imo, would be buying American made goods.
    Unless you have enough money to send off shore and stash in a swiss bank account. So once again, only the rich benefit from the loopholes and the rest of us are stuck abiding by the law.
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    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
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    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Unless you have enough money to send off shore and stash in a swiss bank account. So once again, only the rich benefit from the loopholes and the rest of us are stuck abiding by the law.
    You are free to open an offshore account.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Can you show that anyone has 'hid' their money? I mean, the fact that even a common citizen such as yourself knows he has accounts overseas means it's kinda public knowledge. Or can you show that it is illegal for him to use a legal method to avoid taxes in any way?

    Romney refuses to release his tax returns, which 30 years of candidates have done before him. That to me is "hiding".
    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
    - Abraham Lincoln

    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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