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Author: OrmontUS Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 495786  
Subject: Re: An interesting, possibly growing List Date: 12/31/2012 11:44 AM
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I'm with Steve on this one. I find it ironic that no one wants to pay for the services they are demanding and insisting that others are more capable of supporting the load.

If it takes buying one less plasma TV per family to get decent health care and good education then it seems the "American standard of living" will have to accommodate this.

People object when you point out that subsidizing their taxes because they claim they can't afford them is charity. If you substitute "living expenses" for "taxes", then the sentence becomes almost a dictionary definition of charity.

So the proud American middle class is now reduced to clawing for more charity rather than live in the fashion they did a decade or two ago by giving up their taste for luxuries they can't afford in lieu of paying for the government services they desire.

This is a zero sum game and you can't have it both ways without either begging for alms or stealing from others.

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