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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 12:34 PM
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2. Isn't it the dumbest thing you've ever heard?
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  -If freedom isn't free, then why do so many whine about having to pay taxes? devilgrrl  Feb-19-10 12:32 PM   #0 
  - "Freedom isn't free" is an evil phrase  anonymous171   Feb-19-10 12:34 PM   #1 
  - Isn't it the dumbest thing you've ever heard?  devilgrrl   Feb-19-10 12:34 PM   #2 
  - Yep. Putting any kind of value on the natural human right to freedom is disgusting  anonymous171   Feb-19-10 12:37 PM   #6 
     - THAT'S the heart of it!! Bravo! In the U.S., Money IS the measure of all things. We are Idolators.  patrice   Feb-19-10 12:51 PM   #11 
  - it's not an evil phrase  unblock   Feb-19-10 01:23 PM   #18 
  - I suspect I'll steal that line and use it liberally.  jobycom   Feb-19-10 12:34 PM   #3 
  - They're just fine with having your children die in stupid wars  Warpy   Feb-19-10 12:35 PM   #4 
  - That's what they refer to..they want you to die for their country...  rfranklin   Feb-19-10 12:36 PM   #5 
  - Yep - you only pay for freedom with blood (preferably somebody else's blood).  progressoid   Feb-19-10 03:06 PM   #25 
  - Freedom isn't free...nothing in life is free...but the best things in life are not valued in cash  Ozymanithrax   Feb-19-10 12:37 PM   #7 
  - great question-  Bluerthanblue   Feb-19-10 12:44 PM   #8 
  - Because  ParkieDem   Feb-19-10 12:46 PM   #9 
  - Doesn't my yellow ribbon cover the tab?  Viking12   Feb-19-10 12:49 PM   #10 
  - Freedom is free, it's empire that costs you arms, legs, blood and treasure.  Uncle Joe   Feb-19-10 12:51 PM   #12 
  - Who are the biggest whiners? The greedy!  Tippy   Feb-19-10 12:57 PM   #13 
  - -cause it's so much easier to borrow from the Chinese! n/t  n2doc   Feb-19-10 12:59 PM   #14 
  - What they really mean is that someone else should pay for it, preferably by dying so they can  Maru Kitteh   Feb-19-10 01:03 PM   #15 
  - I agree. Also, I wonder....what freakin' tax rate do they think is fair???  cbdo2007   Feb-19-10 01:13 PM   #16 
  - -but empty slogans ARE free.  LeftinOH   Feb-19-10 01:15 PM   #17 
  - They mean other people died for their freedom, screw taxes. n/t  doc03   Feb-19-10 01:36 PM   #19 
  - Easy. They disagree with where their taxes go to. No mystery here. nt  newtothegame   Feb-19-10 01:40 PM   #20 
  - Many do....but many also just say blanket statements regarding taxes being "too high".  cbdo2007   Feb-19-10 02:02 PM   #21 
     - I'm sick of hearing that. US citizens pay the lowest taxes on the globe... next to Somalia.  devilgrrl   Feb-19-10 02:07 PM   #22 
        - They ARE way too high. We blow through an unbelievable amount of money that doesn't need to be spent  newtothegame   Feb-19-10 02:26 PM   #23 
           - They too high for people making less than $250,000 a year! That's not the case for those making more  devilgrrl   Feb-19-10 03:29 PM   #26 
           - In fact, people making $350 Million per year pay less % taxes than those making $70,000.  cbdo2007   Feb-19-10 04:16 PM   #32 
           - That is absolutely true....but that is a different issue than "taxes are too high."  cbdo2007   Feb-19-10 04:13 PM   #30 
  - A right wing catch phrase that becomes hypocritical when analyzed in depth ?  athenasatanjesus   Feb-19-10 02:32 PM   #24 
  - It isn't that people don't want to pay taxes,  MadHound   Feb-19-10 03:33 PM   #27 
  - Because the government blows money on a bunch of stupid, unnecessary shit.  Throd   Feb-19-10 03:35 PM   #28 
  - Agreed. And we have a process for addressing that problem.  KonaKane   Feb-19-10 09:29 PM   #35 
  - I love asking republicans that  proud patriot   Feb-19-10 03:36 PM   #29 
  - Taxation has always been an irretractable facet of a democratic society  KonaKane   Feb-19-10 04:15 PM   #31 
  - kick-  Bluerthanblue   Feb-19-10 08:56 PM   #33 
  - Everyone should pay equally, single, married, etc  madville   Feb-19-10 09:26 PM   #34 
  - Great comment!  devilgrrl   Feb-19-10 09:29 PM   #36 
  - Remember how they screamed about "paying taxes is patriotic"?  Canuckistanian   Feb-19-10 09:31 PM   #37 
  - sigged  Blue_Tires   Feb-19-10 10:19 PM   #38 

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