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48. Re: Halsy Jun 6, 2004, 13:03 Enahs
You make personal comparisons and use vague, subjective terms like "well off." What is well off? Is that well off? Am I well off? What if my well off is less? Do you take less well off? What if your well off is more? Do I now have to support your wasting?

Well off is not, as you pointed out killing your self for $5 bucks an hour.
I am sorry I made the mistake that you where and adult and comprehend a conversation with out having everything explained in detail to you, things that are obvious. I did not realize your thinking was so limited to equal percentages. (BTW, this is not trying to insult you nor do I really think that about you, I am just making a point. Harping on something like that and ignoring my main point –which follows in italic- is pointless)

You still have yet to explain why you think someone should pay more for equal rights, privileges and representation.

I am going to go buy my groceries now, and I am going to pay $25 for a weeks worth of food. Since we are not humans and do not deserve equal rights at the same expense as everyone else (be it monetary or emotional), I declare you shall have to pay $2,500 for a weeks worth of food. As that is what you are saying, because we are different in some small way, we do not deserve to same rights in the same way.

Everything is relative (aren't you "filthy rich" at $70K to the person making $11K?), so how do you deal with that? You apply a constant statistical amount to that, hence the flat percentage.

Yes you are, but not if you are supporting a family of four while that one person in supporting just him or her self. But then again you can say the $11k person is supporting a family also. This is all pointless to the main idea. This country was founded on the principal that everyone is equal (ok, so it was founded on slavery but it has evolved to the ideal that everyone wants to be equal). All emotions and ideas of who is better off, and who is still better off after having X amount taken from them, all do not matter. Because you make more money, be it from hard work or given to you, you end up paying a whole hell of a lot more for equal rights, privileges and representation? You have

I did cover your entire point - you just do not like the answer.

No, you did NOT! You covered all the examples of my point, and twisted them to something else. Almost everything can be rearranged to the other side, that is what politicians do. You can not change the fact no matter how many examples you give, that someone who makes $100,000 a year on a flat tax will pay 10 times the amount of money as someone who makes $10,000 a year. All to be treated and given the rights as the person who makes less.

Why should I, or anyone have to pay more money to be treated equally as a person?

definitely not dancing; having two left feet

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