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  •  I didn't say that view was correct, of course (1+ / 0-)
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    Pinecone

    it's simply a different philosophical view over what government is for.  

    My point was that arguments that "right wingers don't want to pay taxes for infrastructure, police, national security and the defense" is just wrong.  They do want to pay taxes for that.  Just not for a whole lot more.  

    •  I haven't seen a single sign from their rallies (3+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, Pinecone, bushondrugs

      claiming they are OK with paying taxes for ANYTHING.

      As a matter of fact, I think these people think the war in Iraq was free.

      •  There are, of course, fringe wackos in (0+ / 0-)

        every movement.  But if you actually TALK to the rational conservatives or libertarians (and there are a lot of them out there -- they are doctors, lawyers, CPA's, engineers, small business owners, etc.) that is what they will tell you. I work with a lot of them in my law firm, and I have right wing Christian Conservative relatives in California -- who are part of a very large similar group (think Rick Warren).  That is exactly their mantra.  The federal government should be only involved in a small number of things that private individuals and entities cannot do, and it should leave charity to private inidividuals and organizations.    

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