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MagickMonkey

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MagickMonkey last won the day on June 8 2011

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About MagickMonkey

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    Approaching infinity from the right
  • Birthday 04/19/1975

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    O-Town, FL, where you can get away with murder by claiming you're standing your ground.
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    Guitar, Guitar-Related Electronics, Writing Software, Free Thought, Reading, Math.
  • More About Me
    No longer a closet atheist.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Humanity, the Emergent God (Metaphorically)

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  1. Omg I had no idea you were this unpopular. I'm the only person to post on your profile in TWO fucking years. hahaha! Am I the only Monkey god worshipper left??

    1. MagickMonkey

      MagickMonkey

      Hehehe, I've been neglecting my flock! A billion beer volcanos to you for your loyalty!!!

    2. MagickMonkey

      MagickMonkey

      I bet if I went on about beer volcanos on some post now, people would be like "What the fuck is that monkey smoking!?"

       

  2. When automation gets to the point to where almost no low-paying job are available - where even engineers are often replaced with software, how will the bulk of Americans earn their living? What will be left other than government dependency?
  3. Some taxes are necessary. I don't think direct taxes are. You need to fund the court systems, the national defense, the various functions of government. I don't think much of what the government does not should be in existence. I don't think there should be a welfare state either corporate or social, at least not on a federal level. If it was local, maybe county, and maybe maybe state, but those can by and large be funded by sales and excise tax. Federal functions; national defense was funded by tariffs. The rest could be funded say.... by excise taxes like severance or export taxes.
  4. BO, please give your thoughts on whether taxation in general is necessary. Then, perhaps, we can move on to the forms of taxation.
  5. A great way to avoid a question. Without taxation, our government would collapse, laws would not be enforced, etc. Anarchy would ensue, and would gradually be replaced by rule by whatever thugs were best and grabbing power. And the direct vs. indirect at this point is a red herring.. No- it's a pretty important distinction. Because it allows Libertarians to advocate taxing poor people at a much higher rate than rich people... but without really saying that. Well, yeah, but for the purposes of this discussion, it's a red herring he's putting out here to distract from the ques
  6. Yes...but you are missing the point. Even if you don't buy anything and you don't report anything and the IRS man comes by and he decides you are living above a certain level, he WILL give you a tax bill. Thus extortion. No, I"m not missing the point, and no, there must be proof of income before you can charged for income tax evasion. Whether they'd attempt making it a court battle or not, this is really a red herring. You simply don't like being taxed. Ah..but your wrong. They do tax barter... http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc420.html So even if you don't earn any money an
  7. A great way to avoid a question. Without taxation, our government would collapse, laws would not be enforced, etc. Anarchy would ensue, and would gradually be replaced by rule by whatever thugs were best and grabbing power. And the direct vs. indirect at this point is a red herring..
  8. A great way to avoid a question. Without taxation, our government would collapse, laws would not be enforced, etc. Anarchy would ensue, and would gradually be replaced by rule by whatever thugs were best and grabbing power.
  9. Yes...but you are missing the point. Even if you don't buy anything and you don't report anything and the IRS man comes by and he decides you are living above a certain level, he WILL give you a tax bill. Thus extortion. No, I"m not missing the point, and no, there must be proof of income before you can charged for income tax evasion. Whether they'd attempt making it a court battle or not, this is really a red herring. You simply don't like being taxed.
  10. Necessary? Why is indirect taxes necessary? Let me go back to my earlier question. What would be the state of things without taxation?
  11. BO, I think your distinction between direct and indirect taxes is simply a way to avoid admitting taxation, at least to some degree, is necessary. Whether taxed directly or indirectly, you're not doing to do much without paying taxes.
  12. True...you don't have to buy anything. Income taxes are not voluntary. Try making a living and not paying them. Even if you don't report any cash income or you bartered for everything, they can come by and do a forensic audit and then give you a tax bill. If you don't pay it, off to jail you go. Property taxes are not voluntary, if you rent, you do pay them as they are added on to your rent bill and you never see it. Just like social security tax. If you think your employer pays half, I got a piece of property in the Florida Everglades I want to sell you. You pay it by your empl
  13. Theft is not a benevolent act. That is what direct taxation is. So what would be the state of things without taxation? I have no problem with indirect taxation; sales tax, user fees, excise tax. To say without taxes is a bit of a misnomer. So why is direct taxation much different? Sales tax, excise tax, and user fees are only extracted when you use a service or buy a product that is merchandise and thus voluntary and avoidable for the most part. If you don't want to pay them, you can do it a number of ways. You can go out of state, grow your own food or buy it
  14. Theft is not a benevolent act. That is what direct taxation is. So what would be the state of things without taxation? I have no problem with indirect taxation; sales tax, user fees, excise tax. To say without taxes is a bit of a misnomer. So why is direct taxation much different?
  15. Theft is not a benevolent act. That is what direct taxation is. So what would be the state of things without taxation?
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