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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #70)

Mon May 28, 2012, 01:01 AM

78. Monster from the Id

I know....hard right conservatives ...but freak out at the thought of paying taxes to help more people that they could never reach and in ways that are beyond their ability. If they are not personally involved, they are terrified that the help might go to somebody "undeserving".


In an effort to understand the 'fear of paying taxes'...

Let's clarify...I don't believe that (let's call them 'your hard right conservatives'or YHRC) YHRC fear paying taxes. I think their fear is that raising taxes on the elite will (real or not)cause the elite to go elsewhere and thus create more of a tax burden on them(YHRC).

At least, that is my understanding of YHRC.

Generalized, genralized, generalized....

And you're right... a few of them who are not afraid of race, religions other than their own, nationality...etc...do help others in need. And they likely prefer to be directly involved. Probably because they do not trust government....or most people, for that matter.

A lot of what (excuse the generalization, but for lack of a better pronoun...) 'they' believe is enforced by fear and the need to be in control.

The best way to understand 'them'(again, forgive me) is to calm their fears and show 'them' that 'they' cannot control everything...therefore 'their' need to control everything is futile because 'they' cannot.

How is that done?

Anybody?

I think what is perceived as hate is probably frustration manifesting itself in anger due to the presence of fear and lack of being in control.

The tax issue is entirely a different one.
What argument do you present that they should insist that the elite pay more taxes? Keep in mind that they have trust issues(fear) and 'they'(YHRC) feel the need to be in control.

Perhaps some reassurances that the elite will not depart in a scenario where their taxes were raised.
In light of the recent departure of facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin (laughable) , this will be a difficult task...
[link:http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/facebook-founder-saverin-gives-up-us-citizenship/2012/05/11/gIQAAMCoIU_story.html|

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/facebook-founder-saverin-gives-up-us-citizenship/2012/05/11/gIQAAMCoIU_story.html
At any rate, it's late and I am getting sleepy. I just read back some of what I wrote and I ask your forgiveness on my lack of cognitive something or other.

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