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 Post subject: It's only fair
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2014, 12:47 pm 
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Liberal: What will make the world a better place?
Conservative: People helping each other.
Liberal: Do you help other people?
Conservative: Yes. All the time. And I encourage my friends and family to do the same. What do you think will make the world a better place?
Liberal: Higher taxes.
Conservative: You want people to give more money to the government?
Liberal: Yes.
Conservative: Do you give money to the government.
Liberal. Yes. I pay my taxes and I encourage my friends and family to do the same. How is your strategy working?
Conservative: Wait. Yes, we all pay our taxes, or else we would go to jail. Do you give any money to the government other than what would keep you out of jail?
Liberal: No. I only pay my taxes. Nothing extra. But I vote for higher taxes and I encourage my friends and family to do the same.
Conservative: Do you want to punish people with taxes?
Liberal: No. I just want the government to have more money.
Conservative: But you don't give them any money in excess of taxes?
Liberal: No. I just pay my taxes and try to get tax rates raised.
Conservative: If the way to a better world is higher taxes, and the reason for higher taxes is to get more money to the government, then why don't you just give them more money?
Liberal: If I just gave them money then it might go to programs that I don't like, like war or corporate bailouts.
Conservative: Can taxes also go to war and corporate bailouts?
Liberal: Yes.
Conservative: So taxes, forced money to the government, is the way to a better world, but voluntary contributions to the government will just be wasted?
Liberal: Yes. I won't give money to the government except when forced by rules that we all have to follow.
Conservative: So you won't contribute to a better world unless everybody else contributes in the same way.
Liberal: Yes.
Conservative: That is selfish and lacking in leadership.
Liberal: It is a solution to the tragedy of the commons. If you give to the government when everybody else doesn't have to then you are a fool.
Conservative: Do you give time or money to charities or causes?
Liberal: Yes, and I encourage my friends and family to do the same.
Conservative: Are other people forced to match your contribution?
Liberal: No.
Conservative: Are you a fool for contributing to charities without mandatory matching.
Liberal: No, because I help charities that are less wasteful than the government.
Conservative: And rather than putting your money into a less wasteful cause, you would rather be taxed to give your money to the government so that your contribution will be forcibly matched and their contributions can be wasted, too?
Liberal: Yes. It is only fair.

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 Post subject: Re: It's only fair
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:D You might also enjoy this one.

"Paine's Torch" is an admirer of Thomas Paine.

The Grateful Slave
by Paine's Torch


I am a grateful slave.
My master is a good man.
He gives me food, shelter, work and other things.
All he requires in return is that I obey him.
I am told he has the power to control my life.
I look up to him, and wish that I were so powerful.

My master must understand the world better than I,
because he was chosen by many others for his respected position.
I sometimes complain, but fear I cannot live without his help.
He is a good man.

My master protects my money from theft, before and after he takes half of it.
Before taking his half, he says only he can protect my money.
After taking it, he says it is still mine.
When he spends my money, he says I own the things he has bought.
I don't understand this, but I believe him.
He is a good man.

I need my master for protection, because others would hurt me.
Or, they would take my money and use it for themselves.
My master is better than them:
When my master takes my money, I still own it.
The things he buys are mine.
I cannot sell them, or decide how they are used, but they are mine.
My master tells me so, and I believe him.
He is a good man.

My master provides free education for my children.
He teaches them to respect and obey him and all future masters they will have.
He says they are being taught well; learning things they will need to know in the future.
I believe him.
He is a good man.

My master cares about other masters, who don't have good slaves.
He makes me contribute to their support.
I don't understand why slaves must work for more than one master, but my master says it is necessary.
I believe him.
He is a good man.

Other slaves ask my master for some of my money.
Since he is good to them as he is to me, he agrees.
This means he must take more of my money; but he says this is good for me.
I ask my master why it would not be better to let each of us keep our own money.
He says it is because he knows what is best for each of us.
We believe him.
He is a good man.

My master tells me:
Evil masters in other places are not as good as he; they threaten our comfortable lifestyle and peace.
So, he sends my children to fight the slaves of evil masters.
I mourn their deaths, but my master says it is necessary.
He gives me medals for their sacrifice, and I believe him.
He is a good man.

Good masters sometimes have to kill evil masters, and their slaves.
This is necessary to preserve our way of life; to show others that our version of slavery is the best.
I asked my master:
Why do evil masters' slaves have to be killed, along with their evil master?
He said: "Because they carry out his evil deeds."
"Besides, they could never learn our system; they have been indoctrinated to believe that only their master is good."
My master knows what is best.
He protects me and my children.
He is a good man.

My master lets me vote for a new master, every few years.
I cannot vote to have no master, but he generously lets me choose between two candidates he has selected.
I eagerly wait until election day, since voting allows me to forget that I am a slave.
Until then, my current master tells me what to do.
I accept this.
It has always been so, and I would not change tradition.
My master is a good man.

At the last election, about half the slaves were allowed to vote.
The other half had broken rules set by the master, or were not thought by him to be fit.
Those who break the rules should know better than to disobey!
Those not considered fit should gratefully accept the master chosen for them by others.
It is right, because we have always done it this way.
My master is a good man.

There were two candidates.
One received a majority of the vote - about one-fourth of the slave population.
I asked why the new master can rule over all the slaves, if he only received votes from one-fourth of them?
My master said: "Because some wise masters long ago did it that way."
"Besides, you are the slaves; and we are the master."
I did not understand his answer, but I believed him.
My master knows what is best for me.
He is a good man.

Some slaves have evil masters.
They take more than half of their slaves' money and are chosen by only one-tenth, rather than one-fourth, of their slaves.
My master says they are different from him.
I believe him.
He is a good man.

I asked if I could ever become a master, instead of a slave.
My master said, "Yes, anything is possible."
"But first you must pledge allegiance to your present master, and promise not to abandon the system that made you a slave."
I am encouraged by this possibility.
My master is a good man.

He tells me slaves are the real masters, because they can vote for their masters.
I do not understand this, but I believe him.
He is a good man; who lives for no other purpose than to make his slaves happy.

I asked if I could be neither a master nor a slave.
My master said, "No, you must be one or the other."
"There are not other choices."
I believe him.
He knows best.
He is a good man.

I asked my master how our system is different, from those evil masters.
He said: "In our system, masters work for the slaves."
No longer confused, I am beginning to accept his logic.
Now I see it!
Slaves are in control of their masters, because they can choose new masters every few years.
When the masters appear to control the slaves in between elections, it is all a grand delusion!
In reality, they are carrying out the slaves' desires.
For if this were not so, they would not have been chosen in the last election.
How clear it is to me now!
I shall never doubt the system again.
My master is a good man

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