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Old 04-12-2016, 07:27 PM
Status: "Build the damn wall!" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: The Haunted Mansion
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We used to be more of a Christian nation (Christian in the good sense) when our taxes were much higher in the previous century. People as a whole were more charitable. They built hospitals and founded charities.

There was also LESS crime with all of those high taxes and higher relative minimum wage. Hmm...

People should look forward to paying taxes since they know this is done to help those in need. I like paying taxes. Although I would prefer major cuts to the military.
What % of your income are you willing to give to the government?
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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What % of your income are you willing to give to the government?
In some countries everything goes to the government. These countries are the most un-christian counties on the planet. Soviet Union was a good example of such place.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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In some countries everything goes to the government. These countries are the most un-christian counties on the planet. Soviet Union was a good example of such place.
Citizens of the Soviet Union did not give "everything" to the government. They worked, they had incomes. Some of that income was used to buy food and clothing, pay rent, etc.

When babushkas (grandmothers) in Russia stood in long lines at shops that had bread...they had to use what little money they had to pay for that bread.

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:27 PM
 
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What % of your income are you willing to give to the government?
Being middle class, about the same as I am now. But I would willingly give a higher and higher percentage, with a higher income.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Being middle class, about the same as I am now. But I would willingly give a higher and higher percentage, with a higher income.
Or you could give it to a charity of your own choosing.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:58 PM
Status: "Build the damn wall!" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: The Haunted Mansion
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Originally Posted by OzzyRules View Post
We used to be more of a Christian nation (Christian in the good sense) when our taxes were much higher in the previous century. People as a whole were more charitable. They built hospitals and founded charities.

There was also LESS crime with all of those high taxes and higher relative minimum wage. Hmm...

People should look forward to paying taxes since they know this is done to help those in need. I like paying taxes. Although I would prefer major cuts to the military.
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Being middle class, about the same as I am now. But I would willingly give a higher and higher percentage, with a higher income.
Since you like paying taxes, I thought you might like paying more.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:09 PM
 
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Since you like paying taxes, I thought you might like paying more.
Like I said earlier, if there were military cuts I probably wouldn't mind paying more.

I also think that we could do enormously more if the churches were taxed. I don't find anything good about that. They should be taxed. Christian churches are the worst kind of thieves.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:35 PM
Status: "Build the damn wall!" (set 12 days ago)
 
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Like I said earlier, if there were military cuts I probably wouldn't mind paying more.

I also think that we could do enormously more if the churches were taxed. I don't find anything good about that. They should be taxed. Christian churches are the worst kind of thieves.
So you'd prefer the state take care of us? And no more military action?
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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So you'd prefer the state take care of us? And no more military action?
All I know is that I don't trust conservatives or Christians. To say that they are compassionate is like comparing...I won't even say it. It's not worth it.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:15 PM
Status: "Build the damn wall!" (set 12 days ago)
 
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All I know is that I don't trust conservatives or Christians. To say that they are compassionate is like comparing...I won't even say it. It's not worth it.
I don't trust liberals or atheists. Both groups are...I better not say.
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