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  •  Yes, Bill, it is (0+ / 0-)

    Even though it's not really half your income, the "country" is all of us. Your defense and security and the economy that props up your ability to get to work and earn money requires some of your money to make it so you can keep making that money. "Government" is another word for "Civilization". There are, yes, good governments and bad governments. That should be the question, not whether we have no government. And government must be supported by taxes, otherwise the alternative is outright confiscation. That is, essentially, the only way historically governments are funded. A progressive taxation system is the most politically stable one because it does not create income inequality (either by the confiscatory system of statism/communism, or the anarchy of 'drowning the government in a bathtub' that is the no-tax philosophy of the GOP).

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:02:44 AM PST

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