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And yes, it is MY MONEY.
Were there warlords taking over American villages during that 140 years?
originally posted by: Kettu
It's a "big picture" vs. a "control" mentality. Conservatives want to control and see where their charity/help is going, whereas progressives tend to be OK helping those they don't know.
Everything you said was absolute garbage that was completely irrelevant to my point.
But I was referring to the presence of warlords in the absence of government...
You’re asking a question based on a society that had a government...
So it’s literally a strawman.
Ok, but necessary, why?
I mean necessary could mean that even those that are getting the short end of the stick are getting a better deal than they would get otherwise.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
However, there are quite a few in our present society who do celebrate taxation and continually cry that it is actually a good thing that should be increased as much as possible.
originally posted by: daskakik
a reply to: ketsuko
I understand the argument. The thing is that the thread is about how the money is spent.
ETA: Making it seem like the gov spending it one way is bad and you are here saying it is all bad even though the constitution provides for taxation for buying stuff. Just saying.
Also, I don't agree with the word evil. If you pay taxes and get a good ROI then is that evil?
If you buy from a private company and their product is not as good as another brand do you consider them evil?