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Thread: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    That's an exaggeration. It's more accurate to say that we see taxes as a necessary evil, and that we should minimize the evil. Anarchists believe that taxes are an unnecessary evil.
    You think that's an exaggeration? Can you cite any libertarians scholar who doesn't think it is wrong to take money owned by other people in order to distribute it to the less fortunate?

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    You think that's an exaggeration? Can you cite any libertarians scholar who doesn't think it is wrong to take money owned by other people in order to distribute it to the less fortunate?
    Milton Friedman on Tax Reform

    That was easy.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    That's an exaggeration. It's more accurate to say that we see taxes as a necessary evil, and that we should minimize the evil. Anarchists believe that taxes are an unnecessary evil.
    As long as compulsory taxation lasts--in other words giving power to some men to use other men against their beliefs and their interests--liberty will be but a mocking phrase. Between liberty and compulsory taxation there is no possible reconciliation. - Auberon Herbert

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Not exactly the best example. You just linked to a man that supported welfare, supported income taxes, supported the federal reserve, supported stagnant inflation of around 3%, and was the brains behind the withholding system we have today. Tell me though, do think the withholding system increases or decreases taxation potential?


    "One of Friedman's most disastrous deeds was the important role he proudly played, during World War II in the Treasury Department, in foisting upon the suffering American public the system of the withholding tax. Before World War II, when income tax rates were far lower than now, there was no withholding system; everyone paid his annual bill in one lump sum, on March 15. It is obvious that under this system, the Internal Revenue Service could never hope to extract the entire annual sum, at current confiscatory rates, from the mass of the working population. The whole ghastly system would have happily broken down long before this. Only the Friedmanite withholding tax has permitted the government to use every employer as an unpaid tax collector, extracting the tax quietly and silently from each paycheck. In many ways, we have Milton Friedman to thank for the present monster Leviathan State in America." - Murray Rothbard
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Yep, and furthermore, he was for the negative income tax. If that is not redistribution, I don't know what is.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Yep, and furthermore, he was for the negative income tax. If that is not redistribution, I don't know what is.
    I totally forgot about that monster of a **** up by Friedman.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

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    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I totally forgot about that monster of a **** up by Friedman.
    Personally, I'm not big on many of his policies but I'm curious as to why you call him a monster?

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    While I don't entirely agree, some people say that a libertarian is a liberal who understands economics.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    While I don't entirely agree, some people say that a libertarian is a liberal who understands economics.
    Interesting enough, Friedman's economic policies are globally referred to as neoliberalism. Basically, that means opening up the markets and letting money flow freely.

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