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Comment Re:Taxes are for dummies (Score 1) 903

It is not a moral obligation.

It is only a necessary evil....that should not be overly burdensome.

I actually pay my fair share of taxes, and happily. I do not seek out every possible loophole and try to game the system. But then again I realise my taxes go to (what Americans would call) social security that pays money to the poor, elderly and those unable to work due to health, my taxes go to pay medical bills for those poorer than me. My taxes also go to public schools, roads, fire fighters and policemen.

I am more than happy to pay more than people who are poorer than me and do not look to game the system because I can afford to pay more without unduly burdening my finances.

Comment Re: HAHAHAHA, Free Speech! (Score 0) 248

It's a sad day when the companies like Twitter are fighting for the US Constitution. Any time a government employee attempts to break the constitution they should be charged with treason and dealt with accordingly. Anytime Congress or the President break it, it should be considered an act of war and dealt with accordingly.

Time has proven again and again that the only thing the American government listens to is might. It's time to water the tree of Liberty.

Comment Re:Don't be stupid... (Score 1) 620

Sure. Once Coal and Big Oil stop getting subsidies from the government: https://www.desmogblog.com/201...

Then why don't we go right ahead and give renewable energy the same amount in subsidied that coal and big oil have gotten for the last umpteen years and let them build their infrastructure before finally pulling them off the US government's teat.

After all, fair's fair. Right? We're all about capitalism and letting companies stand on their own two feet.

Comment Re:Which century? (Score 1) 620

Remember in the 60s or 70s when Global Cooling was a concern? Or how in the 80s and 90s we were going to have major cities around the globe "within the next 30 years".

I'm quite doubtful that the clathrate gun is going to suddenly destroy the world in 30 years time. And I actually believe in global warming. What hope do you have for getting through to climate denialists?

Comment Re:Alaska!!!1!! (Score 1) 300

How much wealth does the 1% have compared to the rest of America? Increase their taxes and you'll suddenly have a whole lot of money that can go around. Of course, these wealthy would need to honestly declare their actual income. Instead of hiding it overseas and exploiting loopholes in the tax code. Loopholes that other 1%ers put in there for the benefit of the wealthy.

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