Who cares what's fair?
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Taxes are a necessary evil. Taxation is legalized theft. The fairest tax is no tax at all. The second fairest tax is when everyone pays the same amount, not the same %, the same amount. Of course a fair tax is unworkable, so we have to do what's unfair. It's fairness vs. necessity. I support the extremely progressive tax code that the US has, but it's silly to pretend that it's fair.
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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If I don't respond to you, maybe I'm tired of nonsense. I don't need the last word like some of you do.