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Response to graham4anything (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:13 PM

56. How government works?

 

It taxes you to fund enormous imperialistic military machine to rob other nations and paramilitary police force to keep local people controlled e.g. when they demonstrate against corruption and destruction of environment and livelihood of future generations.

David Henry Thoreau called for civil disobedience and refusal to pay taxes to fund imperialistic wars. SS to my understanding is not a tax, but more like mutual fund.

And btw a real government of and for the people would create money - if that was considered necessary - by paying citizen salary to each citizen, not externalizing the money creation to private banks and fractional reserve banking to make practically all citizens debt slaves to private capital.

PS: poor don't whine because they show the finger or just ignore your politicians.

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