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...they're really socialists.

"We view the loan not as a handout but as partial restitution for government injustices."

LOL or something.

Guess they'll be coming out in favor of reparations next.
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Fwiw:
It is morally defensible for those who decry publicly-funded scholarships, Social Security benefits, and unemployment insurance to turn around and accept them, Rand argued, because the government had taken money from them by force (via taxes). There’s only one catch: the recipient must regard the receipt of said benefits as restitution, not a social entitlement.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ayn-rand-social-security/

Guess they'll be coming out in favor of reparations next.
Only in terms of what the government may have taken from specific individuals through the use of police powers.
Not in the larger social context you probably reference.
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"We view the loan not as a handout but as partial restitution for government injustices."

So they're leading the movement for black reparations, then?!
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Only in terms of what the government may have taken from specific individuals through the use of police powers.

The government creates and backs the money, and taxes are taken out of paychecks before they hit your bank account.

Why is that money yours? Every service can't be individually transactional.

Objectivism is a 12 year old's understanding of how society could function.
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Why is that money yours?
Wow.

And people wonder why socialists aren't trusted.
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3 inscribed Rand books on Antiques Roadshow.
$20,000 to $30,000

https://www.pbs.org/video/antiques-roadshow-appraisal-ayn-ra...
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Wow.

And people wonder why socialists aren't trusted.


So taxes are socialism now. Huh.
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So taxes are socialism now.
I don't know why I continue to be surprised by your mischaracterizations.
But I am.

I guess I just have higher expectations of you than you do of yourself.
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"Why is that money yours?
Wow.

And people wonder why socialists aren't trusted. "

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I don't know you or your postings at all, but I'm wondering:
Do you like driving on the interstate highway system ?
Do you like the bridges that you cross to be stable and functioning ?
Do you like that you can pretty much ( so far ) trust that your food purchases
are probably safe to eat ?
Do you like clean air, and clean water ?

I can go on and on, but the gist of it is that government costs money, and
requires citizens to pay taxes. I'm not a government can do no wrong,
sign over your entire paycheck to them kind of guy. But I also understand
that living in a civilized society costs money. If you believe otherwise, you
are fooling yourself.
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I don't know you or your postings at all...
Wow.
Where have you been the last, oh, 2+ decades? Cuz your profile says you have been a member since 2002.

Here's a clue: I have called libertarians, particularly the Ayn Rand acolytes, anarchists in drag.
So... if you could let me know when you get up to speed, yeah, that would be great.
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"Here's a clue: I have called libertarians, particularly the Ayn Rand acolytes, anarchists in drag.
So... if you could let me know when you get up to speed, yeah, that would be great. "

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fair enough, and I apologize if I offended you.
I'm fairly new to this board, so I am not
familiar with a lot of the posters on here.
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“I don't know you or your postings at all...”

Wow.
Where have you been the last, oh, 2+ decades? Cuz your profile says you have been a member since 2002.

Here's a clue: I have called libertarians, particularly the Ayn Rand acolytes, anarchists in drag.
So... if you could let me know when you get up to speed, yeah, that would be great.


Wu, I wonder if you have any inkling at all just how distasteful it is for anyone to attempt any sort of dialogue with you.
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I don't know why I continue to be surprised by your mischaracterizations.
But I am.


I said taxes belong to the government, not you personally. You called me a socialist.

What part did I mischaracterize?
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Back at you.
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Not many are willing to mea culpa.
Have a rec.
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That's why he has been a greyling for probably a decade.

Wessex
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