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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 03:03 AM
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20. Always the wrong argument
They should pay more because they benefit more from society and it's laws; it's merely a more accurate billing for services received.

This is a tidy and fair justification for the wealthy paying more into the system, and it frees one from the argument that it's socialistic thievery from the "good" to support the useless.

Forget arguments about the downtrodden, weak, infirm and all that, use the argument that so many functions of the government are to sustain and protect the prosperous, and taxation is simply proper billing. Why should a poor man pay to support the FDIC, SEC, military or any number of other line items? He gets nothing from them.

When arguing against a conservative, NEVER use "fairness" or "niceness" as an argument, and certainly don't use the ability to pay as a justification. Fashion arguments based on workability.
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