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Personal Freedom beyond Drugs
    #1321208 - 02/20/03 07:12 AM (14 years, 7 days ago)

I may be one of the few, but I feel that the government has much larger problems than eliminating the war on drugs. First and foremost is the reliance on public tax dollars. It is neither fair nor reasonable that the United States government decides it is their right to take my tax dollars without my permission. Not only this, but I also pay for medicare( dont use), social sec ( thanks anyway, it wont be there when I can collect and 4% interest sucks ass), and other state taxes. The government need to offer compettive policies that will allow citizens the ability to choose between medical coverage through BCBS or if they want medicare they should pay for it. The government has no right to take my money.

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If consequences dictate
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Re: Personal Freedom beyond Drugs [Re: diggitydankman]
    #1321221 - 02/20/03 07:17 AM (14 years, 7 days ago)

What pisses me off is I lost something like 30% of my paycheck to SS, and I only made $500 in a year in high school. If we cut federal spending, the war on drugs will die a natural death.

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Re: Personal Freedom beyond Drugs [Re: Anonymous]
    #1321643 - 02/20/03 10:05 AM (14 years, 7 days ago)

"What pisses me off is I lost something like 30% of my paycheck to SS, and I only made $500 in a year in high school."

High school kids making $500 a year still have to pay 30%?

I guess that's what happens when you only give tax breaks to the rich.

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Re: Personal Freedom beyond Drugs [Re: Phluck]
    #1321745 - 02/20/03 10:39 AM (14 years, 6 days ago)

That's Social Security, not income tax. Someone making $500.00 a year would get back more on a tax refund than was withheld due to the earned income credit. Social Security is the government 'retirement' program, and it only goes up to somewhere between 15-16% of income, the employer is required to match the employee part of the theft dollar for dollar. By the time Stonedfish or I are ready for Social Security benefits at our retirement ages the system will be bankrupt, this is an actuarial fact and an 800 pound political gorilla that no mainstream politician is willing to address.

To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.

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Re: Personal Freedom beyond Drugs [Re: Phluck]
    #1322301 - 02/20/03 02:12 PM (14 years, 6 days ago)

No, that's what happens when the Democrats get in control.

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Re: Personal Freedom beyond Drugs [Re: Phluck]
    #1322312 - 02/20/03 02:14 PM (14 years, 6 days ago)


I guess that's what happens when you only give tax breaks to the rich.

It would appear that you are completely ignorant of how the tax system works here.

Do a little research on the "Earned Income Credit" for example.

Here's a hint... the name of the credit is as accurate as the name "Patriot Act".

The vast majority of lower income Americans pay NO federal income tax. The charts and stats have been posted in this forum on several occasions.

And tax breaks should only be given to those who pays taxes. And the more taxes you pay, the larger the breaks should be.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers

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