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        01-06-2012, 04:04 PM
    Originally Posted by Bearkiller    
    I didn't read all of the last couple pages but I started this post to ask vegetarians a question, not to discuss business influence over the american government. Haha

    I think that business' influence over government is a direct result of the establishment of income taxes and the IRS. Think about it, when a company like GE can make BILLIONS and pay no income taxes while people making 50K a year pay alot. Now democrats are saying the mortgage interest shouldn't be allowed to be deducted for homeowners? That's a broken system.
    Interesting how conversations progress, I just didn't want the conversation to shift to discussing the merits of private versus public healthcare, because that was a severe misreading of my prior post.

    I think income tax is a necessary evil in the world today, people's expectations of what the government should provide them with has increased so dramatically that a purely sales tax system would be unsustainable. I'm not referring to arguably necessary entitlement expectations like medicare either, I'm referring to things like the FAA, FDA and highways.
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        01-06-2012, 04:44 PM
    I said that being completely facetious. The conversation has covered just about every topic, why not that one? As far as people's expectations, I agree. They have very selfish desires to have someone provide to you, something you've never earned, taken from from someone who has. It's theft in any other context other than taxes. The federal government should raise its money from tariffs and excise taxes. Not punishing people for working. As far as highways and the FDA, ect......

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.- 10th amendment to the us constitution and part of the bill of rights
        01-10-2012, 10:07 PM
        01-11-2012, 10:26 AM
    What does that have to do with anything?
        01-11-2012, 12:21 PM
    About the same as the Bill of Rights under the current administration...

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