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Nehwon

#103 Apr 17, 2012
KING JAMES wrote:
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I understand marginal taxes. We are all "equal" so we should all pay the same percentage.
We may be all equal, but do we all utilize what the government provides equally?

Let's compare this - you use the toll-free Interstate highway, paid for by taxes, for a few miles, to get to work for x dollars. Suppose I use that same highway to run a trucking company and make 10,000x dollars from it. Same tax rate for us both?

If you want a flat tax rate for income, then you should also be in favor for a fee for any government services consumed.

But that would imply that the government should be run like a for profit business. And you better think very carefully about this... If this is what you think is best, then the Feds can reclaim ARPAnet and now you get to pay for every byte you utilize online.
jenjen

Chicago, IL

#104 May 23, 2012
KING JAMES wrote:
What do you think about parents forcing their atheist children to go to church?
I had a similar experience with my parents and that was with the type of music we could listen to. Believe it or not my parents had strict rules when it came to what was playing on the radio during our road trips. Obviously my siblings and I wanted the pop hits and modern tunes, while my parents insisted we listen to classical and oldies. At first it was annoying, but once a few hours passed it wasn't so bad. Years later when I hear the music that plays on the radio now I just shake my head because it doesn't compare to the classics and when most people can't tell the origin of many mixes played by other artists today I just laugh like if it was an inside joke that I had the opportunity to experience because of my parents persistence. Now even though I enjoy the classical and oldies, I still enjoy the modern pop hits, or alternative rock, rap etc. So remember your beliefs are your own and no matter what you encounter you are the one that determines what stays in and what goes out. I believe you should respect your parents rules and attend church on Sunday's, does it make you a believer or Christian because you go to church, the answer is no, but the experience will give you a chance to strengthen your already stated beliefs or to rethink them, in either case you will come out on top and you'll have peace with your parents, that love you, despite the good the bad and the ugly.

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