It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Haha you say that government doesn't have the right to tell me what to buy, but yet you say that government should tax things that it deems is excessive. It already does that all too well FYI. That's why we have taxes on everything that is not considered "necessary" by the government. But if you honestly think that raising taxes on "unnecessary" items regulated by the government is the answer. It's not!
Originally posted by jjf3rd77
reply to post by 46ACE
OK. So, because a few individuals with the psychological disease known as hoarding everyone needs to regulated? I've watched the show before and those people have extreme social and family issues maybe some money problems too. I think the media blew this whole Consumerism is bad thing out of the water and I think most Americans are moderate at it.
I don't want the government telling me how many cars I can buy, how many vacations I can take, and how many kids I can have. Most Americans don't consume because they think stuff will make them happy. It's a reward for all those hours they toil away. As you said. Now of course, with bigger paychecks come bigger and more toys! I don't really see a problem with that and I don't want the government getting involved and saying I can't take my vacation for the good of society! How will it be good for society if I am toiling away these hours without giving myself a break? Working without reward is kinda like slavery.
The government has no right telling me what I should buy.edit on 16-12-2011 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)