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I bet you're on medicare.
I'm not saying that the fact that you benefit from tax money means that you have no right to dislike the current system. All of us participate in that system whether we like it or not, so you can't be accused of hypocrisy for disagreeing with it. I'm just saying that you're deluded if you think other people are "freeloading" while you are not.
just have veto power?
Life is SO unfair!
As an European, I absolutely share the feelings - and the tax paying. Just the other day one of my kids broke his leg at school and he was taken care of by firefighters, and driven to the hospital, had an X-ray, a plaster and stayed the night at no cost to me. I just had to give my social security number. Maybe I'll be sent a bill of at most 100 €, which will be then partly reimbursed to me through my coverage ; most probably not. That's what my taxes pay for.
You know what my taxes also pay for ? Free higher education for everybody deemed good enough of a student to pursue them. You guys in the US could get there too, if you let Obama pull your country towards. We've enjoyed all of that since the end of WW II, and now corporations want to destroy it and send us back to care and study levels last observed in the 19th century. No thanks !
After all, It's for their own good. History shows that whenever the rich get out of control they end up against the executioner's wall, or in the tumbrel bound for the guillotine. (Along with their lackeys I might add, so you might want to take heed, TheOne) And their children are almost always dissolute or syphilitic. Why shouldn't those assets be made available to the greater society?
which is ironic considering that if I were to refuse to bake a gay wedding cake i could go to jail..yeah some freedom
"Personally TheOne, I think it's the rich that are the drain on society, totally dependent on the government taking care of them and their poor decision making."
The fact you blame everyone with wealth for the actions of a few pretty much hurts your credibility, but you seem to forget you are the one who votes for large government which then people lobby for special favors. If you hate capitalism so much you are more than welcome to move to Cuba or North Korea where they have zero rich people and everyone is equal..well exculduing the people in government who have it nice.
How do you figure that. I don't hike so why should I pay for an activity i will never do.
Boy this comments section promises to be a huge wingnut troll session. Counting down....
Yes because it's wingnut to want to keep as much of the money I've worked for to myself..i go to work just to fund the things you want..
I don't think you're really stupid enough to not understand the difference. I think you're merely bigoted enough, yet sufficiently cognizant of the offensiveness of your bigotry, to be willing to pretend to not understand the difference.
@2 I'm gonna ask you for this week's winning lottery numbers, Achaiwoi.
You weren't there. The LW was. So, uh, I think you probably don't know what you are talking about.
That's not to say that search and rescue wouldn't be a good use of public money. It's just that around here there's very little of it involved.