Now, that alone does not require there be high taxes, only that taxes themselves are not immoral. Nevertheless, Freepers do not react well to this somewhat elementary point:
Huskrrrr and many, many others just go straight to playground insults:
Hey Egghead, where would Harvard be w/o contributions from the private sector. Get a real job!y6162 too:
Communist witchwhitedog57 thinks Harvard doesn't pay taxes or give back to the community or something:
Freepers really do hate them some Harvard these days!
By her Harvard logic, WE paid for the roads leading to Harvard and the infrastructure, grow the food they eat, etc.
Why can’t WE have free and unlimited admission to Harvard?
You stupid idiot!
bunkerhill7 kinda makes Warren's point, but doesn't realize it:
My grandparents came from Italy LEGALLY with nothing-And he was his own police force and fireman, used no mail nor roads nor educated workers!
25 years later they built a village block, 2 restaurants, a 100 room hotel and an olive grove estate [in Italy] with cash.
Suck on that onion, you Commie!
xrmusn takes refuge in madness:
ridesthemiles is pretty sure that having an educated workforce didn't help him at all:
She may have a point here.
However, if the ‘previous’ rich would have blown their fortunes (no matter how they got it) the sons/daughters of the moguls would have been on their own.For example, the modern day Kennedys, Kerrys, etal would have had to start on their own and I seriously doubt that other than drinking and whoring around their life would have been futile.
The LIBS example of a self-made millionaire is someone who was willed 2 million bucks, lost a good portion of it and then continues to call himself a millionaire, and yes, he is a self made millionaire, just started out above the fold.
" I never met anyone who had the initiative to put in the hours required to meet deadlines & accuracy standards." Why do I feel this guy is just a dick with an inferiority complex? More than most Freepers, even.
Note to Ms Warren:
I have owned more than one house at a time, due to an inheritance. I have actually paid more years of property taxes than I have total years myself: I am 71 & have paid out 78 years of taxes. Currently sending year 79 to local county.
I have produced NO children.
Therefore, I have produced NO grandchildren.
I have paid an enormous amount of money to ‘educate’ children with my property taxes monies.
I have never hired anyone for my bookkeeping business—mostly because I never met anyone who had the initiative to put in the hours required to meet deadlines & accuracy standards.
Therefore, Ms Warren, I would like a refund for all the money I paid into the system, which I never got back since I didn’t hire anyone.
eCSMaster flips a reversal:
Sorry Liz, I May call you Liz, right? But you got is bass-ackwards.That would be devastating, if your two choices were capitalism and abolishing companies. Course Freepers can't tell the difference between raising taxes to 1990s levels and Communism.
If you didn't have companies mining materials, making steel, making cars, making medicines, ..., generating wealth and hiring employees, you wouldn't have those government services.
In fact, you wouldn't have
your own jobso sit down, Liz, shut up and thank capitalism for your own comfortable existence.
Argus loves him some strawmen:
This is a clarifying argument. The liberal Democrats maintain that the wealth of the country rightly belongs to the government, that is to say the permanent ruling class, in other words themselves. They then have the right and responsibility to re-distribute it as they see fit. Those of us who believe that the fruits of our labor should be our own, are their enemies.Clock King is afeard of such logic:
I know that rage equates to fear, but these people are dangerous. They are types who lead to millions dead in the communist societies, by starvation, death camps, and execution squads.