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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:52 PM
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11. I agree
it's about a balance of powers between various groups or classes.

one very, very, very small group has far, far too much influence on how taxes are collected and allocated.

that's bad for democracy. whether they like it or not.

one consequence for the wealthy - living in this nation - those who never ask their sons or daughters to fight in wars from which the rich benefit, those who buy their way out of the law, those who use their money to remove rights from others - is that they are simply expected to pay taxes to make it possible for others who fight those wars, who obey those laws or suffer the consequences and who assume they have rights even if they don't have wealth - to be able to survive with decency and dignity.

They shouldn't be allowed to forgo contributing to the common good - that's why we have the deficits that we do. The wealthy are too freaking greedy to accept that they have a stake in the common good. That's sort of sociopathic.
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