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TAX DAY, and 47 percent of all adult Americans pay NO Federal Income Taxes

By maxwell edison ·
I wonder if such a thing happens in other industrialized countries? (Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, et al?)

I wonder what will happen when the percentage of those paying NO Federal Income Taxes surpasses 50 percent?

I wonder what will happen when our national debt equals - or exceeds - our GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize their future is saddled with a huge unsecured debt?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize they've been saddled with huge unfunded entitlement obligations to others?

I wonder what will happen when .....

But what the ****? Many of those 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings actually voted for it! To them: Have fun sleeping in the bed you made.

This madness is simply not sustainable.

The progressives have been able to trump reality by playing the compassion card. But in the end, they will be proven to be the Jokers - unfortunately, it will come at the expense of the rest of the deck.

Yes, I wrote a pretty big check today. And not only am I not thanked for it, but I'm actually ridiculed. Maybe they want my heart as well?

As hard as I try, and as hard as I work, funding my own retirement remains that elusive butterfly. Other people just won't allow me to do it. And the check I wrote today proves it - maybe when I'm 80 or when pigs fly.

Maybe I should chuck the effort and become a ward of the state. Maybe I'll just do what's necessary so I can become a tax receiver instead of a tax payer. Maybe I'm on the wrong band-wagon. Yea, that's it; I'm on the wrong band-wagon.

Happy tax day!

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Where exactly . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Hello??? I would be a ta ...

..... did I personally target you? Please be specific.

And if I posted something that's factually wrong, please point that out.

Moreover, how could you possibly think that starting this discussion was intended to be a personal attack against you? I've supported you and your causes for years.

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I started this discussion. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Hello??? I would be a ta ...

.... by making a factual statement:

(It's) TAX DAY, and 47 percent of all adult Americans pay NO Federal Income Taxes

and by asking five questions:

I wonder if such a thing happens in other industrialized countries? (Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, et al?)

I wonder what will happen when the percentage of those paying NO Federal Income Taxes surpasses 50 percent?

I wonder what will happen when our national debt equals - or exceeds - our GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize their future is saddled with a huge unsecured debt?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize they've been saddled with huge unfunded entitlement obligations to others?


You didn't answer any of the questions, but rather took offense to them being asked. What, in my original message (or subsequent ones), was targeting you? I have to wonder why you even posted what you did?

Heck, I wish at least one person would try to answer the five questions in an objective manner?

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I think...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I started this discussion ...

Not trying to be snide or butt into a personal argument, but soap-boxing is often experienced as a personal attack by a lot of people, in fact, every person not feeling exactly like you do. Then, if someone has worries, then the perceived attack is quite real, even if it was not your intent. Whether it's collateral damage or friendly fire, either way it's no good being defensive about it.

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That's why they call it

by TonytheTiger In reply to I think...

"taking offense". It's in the eye of the beholder, and their choice whether or not to "take offense".

That's not to say that the choice is right or wrong, but absent evidence of specific intent, the onus is on the beholder.

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Old guy told me once

by santeewelding In reply to That's why they call it

When I was young, now older and grateful for having taken it to heart, that I am beholden to not a thing said about me.

Another, still older, advised me that

"... (there is) nothing vulgar in Nature seen with the eye of science or of true art..."

To be found buried in,

http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/Hazlitt/TableTalk/PleasurePainting.htm

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@Tony: Being offensive...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to That's why they call it

...means in a literal reading to "be making an attack". And when soap-boxing, some people are often making wholesale attacks, so they shouldn't be surprised and start whinging when someone acknowledges their existence and intent by taking offense.

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@Santee: A very young person told me,,,

by AnsuGisalas In reply to That's why they call it

"Why are you being cranky?"
It was my two year old daughter.
I stopped and thought about it, and no, there was no good reason.
Saved my day, that.

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Adds to mine, that.

by santeewelding In reply to That's why they call it
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Two people

by TonytheTiger In reply to That's why they call it

can witness the same act or speech. One can be offended, the other not. The beholder decides.

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One person...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to That's why they call it

can choose his words wisely
The instigator carries responsibility; the ability of some victims to bear the attack is not in defense of the attacker, and you know that.
Like this: If I hit you, and you shake it off, I'm still guilty of assault. Your good fortune in avoiding injury doesn't count in my defense in regards to the making of the attack. It may shed doubt about the deadly force of my attack and so may lead to a smaller sentence than if you'd been massively unfortunate and died from that tap on the chin, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

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