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Comment Re:Screw your gun rights (Score 1) 954

Historically, governments have a piss poor track record of actually limiting the scope of such measures.

For example, the income tax in the US was originally advertised as to only apply to something like the top 1% of 1% - and look where it is now (tens of thousands of pages that impact everyone, billion dollar industries around complying with it).

Once you let the government control X or do Y in certain cases, they'll try to expand the allowable cases as far as possible as quickly as possible.
 

Comment Re:Hooray! (Score 1) 250

I mean, think about it; other than the 1950s to 1960s in America, when has a far more progressive tax policy ever been correlated with broad-based entrepreneurship, small business expansion, and a nation rising to superpower?

We had a boom in the 50s *in spite of* our tax policies because the rest of the world was either piles of rubble or the "Red Menace".

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