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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    No. The government needs an income to support military, public works and roads etc. I have no problem paying my fair share of taxes. It is when I see them throwing good money after bad on failed programs I have a problem. Otherwise no, it's not in any way slavery.
    So you have no problem in forcing your kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids to pay more of their income to keep up with the services the government(s) provides? If it takes 90% of the money they make to keep the system going isn't that paying their fair share and not economic slavery to the governemt and the people around them?

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    do you get anything in return fir your tax, if not, then i suppose it is.
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    do you get anything in return fir your tax, if not, then i suppose it is.
    A good majority of people that pay taxes rarely use the services they are paying for. A good example is a single homeowner with no kids paying property taxes to send another person's kids to school. There are more examples of the taxes paid in with no service in return. Failure to pay any type of tax will usually result in seizure of your property and mandatory prison time.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    This is based off what someone said in another thread. Since the 14th Amendment prohibits slavery of any kind does income, consumption based, and sale taxes a form of slavery that economically ties a person to the government and by default the poor?

    I would have to say yes since the Congressional Budget Office has stated many times that the route the country is going that many people working in 2020 and beyond will have to pay roughly 90% of their income in taxes to keep up the rate of services the government provides. This, to me, is economic slavery to the government and a violation of the 14th Amendment.
    I expect things to be changed before 2020. That statement by them is to encourage change, not to warn people that the end is near and it is guaranteed that we will be paying 90% taxes in 2020.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    A good majority of people that pay taxes rarely use the services they are paying for. A good example is a single homeowner with no kids paying property taxes to send another person's kids to school. There are more examples of the taxes paid in with no service in return. Failure to pay any type of tax will usually result in seizure of your property and mandatory prison time.
    So people shouldn't be expected (or even feel obligated) to contribute to the future of their country (i.e. the children of this country)?

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I expect things to be changed before 2020. That statement by them is to encourage change, not to warn people that the end is near and it is guaranteed that we will be paying 90% taxes in 2020.
    How is it changing when the government at all levels is increasing spending?

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    So people shouldn't be expected (or even feel obligated) to contribute to the future of their country (i.e. the children of this country)?
    At the expense of 90% of their income? Nope, I wouldn't since that is economic slavery. Do you support slavery in any of its forms?

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    So you have no problem in forcing your kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids to pay more of their income to keep up with the services the government(s) provides? If it takes 90% of the money they make to keep the system going isn't that paying their fair share and not economic slavery to the governemt and the people around them?
    How did you get all that out of what I said? That is completely idiotic and I said nothing of the sort.

    No I don't have a problem with them paying reasonable taxes. We vote for people to represent us in the government, and we get exactly the government we deserve. If you don't like it, vote them out.

    Your example is as ridicules as the comment that taxes are in anyway a form of slavery.
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    At the expense of 90% of their income? Nope, I wouldn't since that is economic slavery. Do you support slavery in any of its forms?
    Be serious, do you honestly think in 10 years people will be paying 90% taxes???

    The person was making a point, not stating a fact.
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    How is it changing when the government at all levels is increasing spending?
    2020 is 10 years from now. Anything can happen between now and then.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    At the expense of 90% of their income? Nope, I wouldn't since that is economic slavery. Do you support slavery in any of its forms?
    100% of your taxes do not go to education. And no, I don't. And I don't think taxation is a form of slavery. It can become a burden and people can feel their money is being wasted... but if we actually held our government accountable we wouldn't be in this current mess. If people didn't always vote in two parties, the Democrats and Republicans wouldn't have the majority of the control over the government and we'd have a more effective government filled with independent minds.

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