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Subject:  Re: Could your retirement survive this? Date:  5/10/2008  4:14 PM
Author:  AngelMay Number:  13066 of 22164

MadCap, you are just being silly.
Your property is your property as long as the government doesn't tell you to turn it over. So, in effect, your property is your property at the pleasure of the government of the people who are citizens of this country.

Angel May

Exactly. Angel May correctly states the far left view of the role of taxation. It's the government's money, not yours, and you only get to keep that portion which the government pleases to let you retain.

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Heh.
And the far-right's view is?
Is the far-right's view that it is YOUR money and the government has to ask you for it? Even though the government is the one with all the tanks and guns? Tanks and guns, by the way, that the far-right is always HAPPY to pay for?

In what reality do you live that you don't see that the government has the power here? That is all I'm pointing out. You live in a nation that has a government. That government has instituted a tax system and you, as a citizen, are expected to pay into that tax system if you want to remain free to move about and enjoy the country.

Nothing I'm saying is either far-left or far-right. It is simply the truth. Whether you like that truth or not is your affair. Either way, your opinion does not alter what actually IS.

AM
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