Is There Hope?
John B Hammes
economic at NETINS.NET
Fri Jun 6 21:10:15 MDT 1997
On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Richard Swerdlin wrote:
:-) As you say, "confiscatory" is relative or ambiguous. I am not
:-)trying to promote further apoplectic possibilities, but the information
:-)volunteered above does not seem to merit the adjective "confiscatory".
:-)(swerdlin at gte.net)
I must disagree (conservative that I am)! The rate of
taxation in the US today is something I think the founding fathers
would have called unjust, at least. And its not just the guy making
65 grand a year. I've worked with factory laborers, liberal and Union
member alike, who when they had non-compulsory overtime allowed in
their Union contract, refused to work it because they complained
"Uncle Sam'l take more taxes outa my pay...forget that!". Even though
this is a misguided belief, the idea of the government taking more and
more wreaks of confiscation.
Just an idea, but the all volunteer military in the US does a
great job. I do wonder what kind of revenue volunteer taxation would
turn out. I had a third cousin who gave 25% of everything he made to
the Church (he was Catholic)...he died worth well into the
multi-millions of $s. He always gave it because he believed in it.
Granted, it ain't the same thing, but I still wonder. They said the
"talking movies" wouldn't amount to anything either..."just a fad"
Unswerving and possibly naively,
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Rodney Dangerfield's joke of the day:
Before I got married, my wife told me, "Don't talk about sex until
we get married." We got married and she told me, "Now you can talk
about it all you want."
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