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User avatar #37 - desuforeverlulz (01/19/2013) [-]
This post made me rather pissed off after thinking about it for a while. Let's address the several things wrong with it, shall we?

1. Believing we should have lower taxes does not automatically make you a republican, assuming that's what this is about. There are all kinds of economic and civil differences democrats and republicans have and this girl probably sides with her parents on most of them.
2. Your income is not taxed 100%.
3. Taxes don't all go to welfare. In fact welfare represents a very small fraction of government spending.
4. You're talking to a child. $50 is like $1000 to them. They would probably have a few things to say if you forced them to give away $50 to a bum who may not even deserve to have it.
5. Welfare isn't giving money away to homeless people. It's making sure that they have enough to survive.
6. Employers typically don't hire bums. That's because they have discretion over who they hire. The labor force is so high that they can choose to hire someone who walks in with a suit and tie smelling like cologne, not someone who walks in with a dirty overcoat smelling like cheese.
User avatar #39 to #37 - Pikachuuu (01/19/2013) [-]
at what point were taxes brought up?
User avatar #41 to #39 - desuforeverlulz (01/19/2013) [-]
You don't know a thing about fiscal policy, do you?

Okay, quick econ lesson. The two things that Congress and the President use to influence the nation's economy in (hopefully) positive ways are taxation and government spending. The government collects taxes, then spends that money in ways that it thinks will help the nation.

Most legislation related to fiscal policy is known as discretionary spending, meaning it is within the government's discretion to decide where the money will go.

Most republican congressmen are in favor of lower taxes and have traditionally refused to help the lower and middle class with any form of welfare.

I hope you learned something.
User avatar #42 to #41 - Pikachuuu (01/19/2013) [-]
damn you're getting way too in to this
User avatar #43 to #42 - desuforeverlulz (01/19/2013) [-]
Well, I actually follow politics. It's something I'm rather passionate about. If someone makes a politically ignorant post, well, kinda pisses me off. But you didn't know what was even being talked about so I'll give you a pass.
User avatar #44 to #43 - Pikachuuu (01/19/2013) [-]
clearly you're a liberal so anything that promotes conservatism is going to seem ignorant and piss you off
User avatar #45 to #44 - desuforeverlulz (01/19/2013) [-]
I don't get "pissed off" over a debate. I was in speech and debate for four years, they teach you to leave your emotions at the door. The reason I called it ignorant, well, I explained in great detail in my first post. It has nothing to do with the fact that it's a belief held by conservatives. If liberals felt that way I would disagree too. In fact, many democratic congressmen are in favor of lower taxes on the rich and I'm strong critics of them as well. I'm a strong critic of our President.
User avatar #40 to #39 - desuforeverlulz (01/19/2013) [-]
"assuming that's what this is about"

Okay if it's not then please tell me.
User avatar #38 to #37 - desuforeverlulz (01/19/2013) [-]
4a. Especially not money that they worked really hard for.
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