View Poll Results: Is it hypocritical to advocate the elimination of a benefit and yet take advantage of

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    Re: Is it hypocritical to advocate the elimination of a benefit...

    Hypocrisy seems to be a way of life in America. Even our politicians - well, ESPECIALLY our politicians - are hypocrites. Can't legislate it, can't manage it.

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    Re: Is it hypocritical to advocate the elimination of a benefit...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is it hypocritical to advocate the elimination of a benefit and yet take advantage of said benefit?
    Absolutely not.

    It's hypocritical to advocate for the elimination of that benefit when you're not taking advantage of it, and then remain silent when you do take advantage of it.

    It's hypocritical to advocate for the elimination of that benefit, but then come up with an exception to that elmination which would apply to you when you begin to take advantage of it.

    But it's not hypocritical to want it eliminated but at the same time use it. Your desire to have it elminated won't, on it's own, cause it's elimination. And even though you want to see it end, that doesn't mean it's not likely still theoritically "costing" you in terms of your taxes going in part to pay for it (as our taxes go, in part, to pay for all government expenditures or programs).

    Say you don't think your HOA needs to have a pool. There's a fair priced public pool just down the road, the increased insurance cost for the HOA is exorbidant in your mind, you dislike the fact it requires additional staff to actively run, and it is visited by a small number of actual residents. However, depsite your disagreement with the precense of the pool, your HOA requires everyone to pay $25 a month as a "pool fee". It would not be hypocritical of you to still go and use the pool at times, because your disagreement doesn't stop you from having to pay for it and you may as well get use out of what you're forced to pay for.

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