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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 02:02 PM
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21. Many do....but many also just say blanket statements regarding taxes being "too high".
Like yesterday when the guy crashed the plane into the building and one of my coworkers came back from lunch. I said, "he had a grievance with the IRS and that was an IRS building he crashed in to" she said, "I wondered when we would start seeing more people protest their high taxes. We all pay too much in taxes."

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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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