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Old Dec 06, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Everything that makes the USA the greatest nation on earth: Clean water, safe food, safe effective medicine, police/fire/ems, rule of law, an educated workforce, telecommunications systems that actually work, economic system that lets you work without having to bribe the local government official, or pay "protection money" to the local warlord, etc.

Summed up it could read something like this:
Remember now, we're talking the California Edumacation system, where they tried to chop 10 more days off of the LAUSD School Year.

And where your basic Central LA HS student needs his SAT scores boosted so he can even get into college.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Remember now, we're talking the California Edumacation system, where they tried to chop 10 more days off of the LAUSD School Year.

And where your basic Central LA HS student needs his SAT scores boosted so he can even get into college.
Compare the US educational system to a nation that has no taxes - like Somalia.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Everything that makes the USA the greatest nation on earth: Clean water, safe food, safe effective medicine, police/fire/ems, rule of law, an educated workforce, system of currency that's fungible across the entire US (and pretty much entire world), telecommunications systems that actually work, economic system that lets you work without having to bribe the local government official, or pay "protection money" to the local warlord, etc.
So you won't really answer the question but instead give a potted response mentioning things that could easily be argued as having nothing to do with tax collection, certainly not federal tax collection?

My question still stands, what do YOU think is an acceptible tax percentage people should pay?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Compare the US educational system to a nation that has no taxes - like Somalia.
Better yet, to a US state that has no income taxes, like Texas, with better property tax bills, and where CA students often are forced to drop back a year when transferring to here.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Compare the US educational system to a nation that has no taxes - like Somalia.
Why are liberals so fired up to compare the US to Somalia? Is that how they really see their own neighbors... just Somalia warlords in the making?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Why are liberals so fired up to compare the US to Somalia? Is that how they really see their own neighbors... just Somalia warlords in the making?
The clever posters here love to hear themselves bloviate - every increase in .gov = communism .... every decrease = Somalia.

what amazes is how some never tire from the same stupid hyperbole.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Why are liberals so fired up to compare the US to Somalia? Is that how they really see their own neighbors... just Somalia warlords in the making?
Because it's the one nation on this earth that meets all the conservative wet-dream check marks. No government, no taxes, no regulations, guns EVERYWHERE. Go hog wild!
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Because it's the one nation on this earth that meets all the conservative wet-dream check marks. No government, no taxes, no regulations, guns EVERYWHERE. Go hog wild!
Sorry, you are incorrect, The warlords charged "tax" on every food shipment that they let through.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Everything that makes the USA the greatest nation on earth: Clean water, safe food, safe effective medicine, police/fire/ems, rule of law, an educated workforce, system of currency that's fungible across the entire US (and pretty much entire world), telecommunications systems that actually work, economic system that lets you work without having to bribe the local government official, or pay "protection money" to the local warlord, etc.

Summed up it could read something like this:
You obviously have never really seen the sausage made and have never seen the costs of getting a hospital built of get a casino license in certain states.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:27 AM
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"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer."
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Damn, CL.................You need some more liberals. This discussion ain't workin' out too well for ya'.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Damn, CL.................You need some more liberals. This discussion ain't workin' out too well for ya'.
Not really. I've already pointed out why the OP's math is BS.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:38 PM
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No he hasn't, he just think he has.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:40 PM
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No he hasn't, he just think he has.
You've already demonstrated that you don't understand how marginal taxation works, so that pretty much ends any possibility for factual discussion.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Because it's the one nation on this earth that meets all the conservative wet-dream check marks. No government, no taxes, no regulations, guns EVERYWHERE. Go hog wild!
Enjoy your little self made fantasy land. Let us know when you are ready to reenter the real world.
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