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Old 11-19-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: The ends DO NOT justify the means!!!
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Why should I pay for something that I will never use?
Why would anyone say that you have a "duty" to pay for their children's education? Why would they say that you have a duty to buy them an iphone? For the same reason. They want something, and they want someone else to pay for it. Thieves and extortionists.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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I wonder how much extra money I'd have if I didn't have to pay for other people's kids. Those parents get tax breaks because of those kids but I don't. Then add in all the illegals of all ages. Boggles the mind.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Apparently someone in California is pushing an initiative to allow people without children to escape paying school taxes.

California proposal: No kids? Then don't pay school taxes | Fox News

Interesting idea. I think public education in this country has gone into the toilet. And I don't have kids, so if this caught on, I'd financially benefit. But this would likely collapse what's left of public education. And if you think society is unraveling now, just wait to see what the results of that would be.
Only if those who got an education on the taxpayer's dime paid back every penny that was paid for them for all of their school years including any money taken for college.
Then maybe...
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: California
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Default No kids? No school taxes

Sounds good to me.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:45 PM
 
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Why should I pay for something that I will never use?
You benefit from an educated population. The nurse who'll take care of you when you grow old and weak should be able to read. Pony up.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The ends DO NOT justify the means!!!
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You benefit from an educated population. The nurse who'll take care of you when you grow old and weak should be able to read. Pony up.
I don't benefit from people who breed and can't afford to raise and educate their children. Frankly, if they cannot educate and provide for their children, they should not be breeding in the first place.

Feel free to throw as much of your income as you feel obligated to do so onto your neighbors lawn if it makes you feel better about yourself. Me, I have better things to do with my wealth than to raise other people's children.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:20 PM
 
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I don't benefit from people who breed and can't afford to raise and educate their children.
You massively benefit from living in a society of people who can read and write. So we pool our resources to make that happen. Hell, we may even foster some talent in gifted individuals along the way. It's not rocket surgery.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So can I not pay taxes if they go to things that I don't use, like food stamps and Medicaid?
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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Why should I pay for something that I will never use?
Just think about that for a moment. Without education...we don't have doctors, nurses, dentists, scientists, engineers etc. Are you saying you don't go to a doctor or dentist. We can't all be uneducated. Some actually want to learn which benefits all of us.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Reading the Declaration of Independence and how the reasons stated mirror todays political police state atmosphere.


It is one thing to pay for those that cannot help themselves.
It is another thing to be forced to pay for people with a handicap, but are not handicapped.
And totally insane to force anyone to pay for those capable of working.
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