that the masses can vote up the taxes of the most industrious is a fact
that this is proper I disagree with and would ban it if I could
and in the long run its gonna ruin this nation
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that will get you started Turtle
War profiteers. Not that you care just as long as they send you the checks from your blood money.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
The owner of the cheeseburger shop is free to charge different customers different amounts. When I worked at a McDonald's, I got an employee discount. That's a common practice. The owner sometimes gave away food to his friends.
Your dentist does not charge the cubicle bunny the same as you, most likely. Does the cubicle bunny have insurance? Is the particular dentist in network? The insurance company will almost always pay a different rate than an out-of-pocket customer. And, of course, someone who isn't able to pay is likely to receive some amount of charity care.
And consider a Certificate of Deposit or an interest rate on a bank loan. The higher your income, the less you'll pay in interest. The more you invest, the better return you'll get. The wealthy get better interest rates and face fewer penalties and fees in practice.
In all of the above examples, the price you pay depends on whether or not you are a member of a particular group or class.