ImmoralMinority
araimondo
Jul 7
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And this is why I am done talking to you.  When you think that someone who disagrees with you doesn’t care if people die then you simply aren’t worth talking to.  I don’t consider my opinions to be moral imperatives, but apparently you do not feel the same about yours.  Good luck. 

Jul 7
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I am going to fix it by refusing to vote for parties that have failed. Vermont and California are entirely different, and comparisons are useless. I’ve lived in both, and I have a little more perspective on this than you.. I’m not going to argue with you about Bernie, because his cult of personality precludes such a Read more

Jul 7
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You have a strange belief that the solutions to problems created by big government is bigger government.  The facebook link is to an actual video of a public official.  If you don't  want to believe your own eyes and ears that is up to you.  I didn’t bother to dig up the YouTube of the press conference.   Unless you Read more

Jul 7
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The disclaimer can’t account for the difference between 300 and 16000. Also, the numbers of deaths and cases are wildly skewed. CDC admitted to mixing test results (of tests that are not very reliable), which skews things.

Jul 7
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Capitalism is not the problem, the manipulated market is the problem. It is riotously hilarious for you to think that the so-called “progressive” or “socialist” Dems have even the slightest interest in stopping the wars. They never even talk about it. Obama did what no Republican could accomplish; he ended the Read more

Jul 4
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I don't agree with everything he says, but I find him a refreshingly independent thinker, and he is spot on about corporate media.

Jul 4
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Read Rothbard or Mises.  This school of thought has been around for a long time. Before the American Revolution, the idea of a a society organized without a monarch and a state-dictated religion was unimaginable.  None of this is inherent in our biology.

Jul 4
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This is a summary of statism as a philosophy. Taxes are not charity - they are compelled by coercion. You have internalized that the idea that there would be no infrastructure without government, and that people would never act collectively on a voluntary basis for their common interests. This is the ideological Read more

Jul 4
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You keep insisting that consumption taxes affect the poor more when this is not necessarily so.  You have also internalized the idea that taxes are "better" if they disproportionately take from people with more money, which seems to be a questionable foundation.  Income taxes are the most coercive because they involve Read more

Jul 4
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Weak and small are not the same thing.  And limited consumption taxes are less coercive than income tax.  In earlier times, income tax was called "tribute."

Jul 4
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You are presuming that government needs to stay the same size. Reduction of taxation generally is the goal; income tax is simply the most offensive form of taxation. In this country, it was begun to fund war efforts. Mexico’s bigger issue in my view is the state’s ownership of industry. Your country (and ours and Read more

Jul 3
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It is a distinction without a difference. Consumption taxes are not inherently regressive, particularly when applied to non-essential purchases. Income tax is rarely truly progressive, and are inherently the most coercive form of taxation. Why have a discussion of taxation where you foreclose the most significant Read more

Jul 3
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All you are doing with that is enabling and empowering a state that inevitably abuses you.  It isn’t a question of "regressive" or "progressive," it is a question of how to best restrain the beast and its worst tendencies.

Jul 3
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You don’t need much money to provide what little value governments provide. The US spends over 40% of its budget on war. Before WWII, we were very isolationist and income tax was historically low. We spent very little on defense, so we didn’t need much of an income tax. That was better than what we do now.

Jul 3
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You don't tax necessities, and you can provide a minimum cushion.  It is far more far and forces smaller government 

Jul 3
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Income tax is theft.  The only fair form of taxation is based on consumption, where the consumer can decide whether to spend and whether to pay. Income tax feeds the unchecked growth of the bureaucratic state and enables the worst of state violence.