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This is out of whack with standard left orthodoxy which views that as way too 1950s for comfort.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: strongfp
There is a point though at which taxation starts to become punitive.
It's one thing to say, "Let's pay some more in taxes for this stuff that benefits everyone."
Then there is the stuff that only benefits some, but they tax everyone for it anyhow. And you can't really figure out why those people being benefited needed to be benefited by everyone else. They aren't the sort who truly could not do for themselves.
It's a rise in the mentality of, "If I need something that I either don't want to pay for or would find it difficult to pay for, then government should pay for it instead."
Look. Our 7-year-old needs testing for CAPD, and we're taking him out to Ft. Collins, CO, on our dime entirely to do this. It's going to cost around $1,000, but it's not your responsibility through taxes or even insurance's responsibility to take care of this. It's ours as parents. We need to figure out how to do this, and it's not like the place in question doesn't help parents who are needy. They do, but it's that we are not quite needy enough, so this is ours to do.
Too many people think that kind of thing should be someone else's problem to pay for.