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#4395 - How else does the government get its money, through taxation a…  [+] (3 replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +4
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#4397 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
I think we're on the same ground with the quote. Giving money to help on your own is compassionate. Having the government use your money to do it is not.

But most people don't know where there tax money goes to besides telling them the same old BS that it's to maintain police, firefighters, parks, libraries, and schools. What's it to them that some of their money is helping someone afford medication or housing. I'm not saying they should feel righteous about it, but just help them out of the poverty they live in.
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#4404 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
Not only what Reaganomx explained, but also the money is acquired by the government using coercion. People do not want to pay taxes, they just pay taxes because the government will threaten us with violence otherwise. Is this much different than stealing? As individuals we did not each consent for our money to be given to the poor, for those that oppose this redistribution of the wealth- it is not much different than slavery.
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#4418 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
Truly, it isn't different from slavery.
To the government, we the people are merely lifestock.
#4390 - The point of the message is that voting someone into office so…  [+] (5 replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +4
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#4391 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
So it makes you a bully to use your powers in office to fund programs to help poor people because it uses tax money.
#4395 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
How else does the government get its money, through taxation and borrowing and printing.

"Nobody spends someone else's money better than his own"

You have someone else giving someone else your money. Government giving money to other people.

However, I feel we are steering away from the actual quote which refers to individuals who believe they are compassionate because they are taking someones money to help someone else.
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#4397 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
I think we're on the same ground with the quote. Giving money to help on your own is compassionate. Having the government use your money to do it is not.

But most people don't know where there tax money goes to besides telling them the same old BS that it's to maintain police, firefighters, parks, libraries, and schools. What's it to them that some of their money is helping someone afford medication or housing. I'm not saying they should feel righteous about it, but just help them out of the poverty they live in.
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#4404 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
Not only what Reaganomx explained, but also the money is acquired by the government using coercion. People do not want to pay taxes, they just pay taxes because the government will threaten us with violence otherwise. Is this much different than stealing? As individuals we did not each consent for our money to be given to the poor, for those that oppose this redistribution of the wealth- it is not much different than slavery.
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#4418 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
Truly, it isn't different from slavery.
To the government, we the people are merely lifestock.
#4387 - Who doesn't want to help poor people?  [+] (3 replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
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#4389 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
but what's wrong with giving poor people a fighting chance?
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#4420 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
It's wrong to threaten and violate people if they decide not to.
That's the whole point.
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#4393 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
The poor do have a fighting chance in a free market society where someones human capital can help them achieve many things.

Of course some may need help because they are in a lot of trouble. The government should not be doling out other people's money because it has to be taken by force. There are many private institutions that help out the poor. In fact, a large amount of charitable organizations formed during the 19th century, before countries turned into a welfare state.
#4365 - Imagine how little influence a business or corporation would h…  [+] (2 replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
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#4366 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
I just had a class on it earlier tonight. There would have to be pretty much no legislative branch at all to have this happen, there is no way to separate the politics from the corruption.
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#4367 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
Damn.

I should be a professor at a fancy schmancy Univeristy
#4364 - My question is why? With so few people a union will h…  [+] (2 replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +1
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#4400 - szymonf (07/17/2012) [-]
I would go to the labour board and you would be fucked?
that's why you couldn't fire me for forming a union
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#4411 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
Not for just forming a union, but the business doesn't need to adhere to the demands of the union because it is so small that they could just get replaced.
#4363 - Picture  [+] (12 replies) 07/17/2012 on Politics - politics news,... +8
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#4386 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
this quote kinda confuses me.

is he for or against helping poor people in this quote.
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#4390 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
The point of the message is that voting someone into office so they can tax people to help the poor does not mean you are compassionate. It just makes you a bully. If you truly cared about the poor, you would go out and help them yourself like donating time or money to charities. Forcing other people to 'help' the poor is not compassion.
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#4391 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
So it makes you a bully to use your powers in office to fund programs to help poor people because it uses tax money.
#4395 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
How else does the government get its money, through taxation and borrowing and printing.

"Nobody spends someone else's money better than his own"

You have someone else giving someone else your money. Government giving money to other people.

However, I feel we are steering away from the actual quote which refers to individuals who believe they are compassionate because they are taking someones money to help someone else.
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#4397 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
I think we're on the same ground with the quote. Giving money to help on your own is compassionate. Having the government use your money to do it is not.

But most people don't know where there tax money goes to besides telling them the same old BS that it's to maintain police, firefighters, parks, libraries, and schools. What's it to them that some of their money is helping someone afford medication or housing. I'm not saying they should feel righteous about it, but just help them out of the poverty they live in.
User avatar
#4404 - airguitar (07/17/2012) [-]
Not only what Reaganomx explained, but also the money is acquired by the government using coercion. People do not want to pay taxes, they just pay taxes because the government will threaten us with violence otherwise. Is this much different than stealing? As individuals we did not each consent for our money to be given to the poor, for those that oppose this redistribution of the wealth- it is not much different than slavery.
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#4418 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
Truly, it isn't different from slavery.
To the government, we the people are merely lifestock.
#4388 - anon (07/17/2012) [-]
He's for people helping the poor out of their own generosity, as opposed to the government forcefully taking people's money to redistribute it.
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#4387 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
Who doesn't want to help poor people?
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#4389 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
but what's wrong with giving poor people a fighting chance?
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#4420 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
It's wrong to threaten and violate people if they decide not to.
That's the whole point.
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#4393 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
The poor do have a fighting chance in a free market society where someones human capital can help them achieve many things.

Of course some may need help because they are in a lot of trouble. The government should not be doling out other people's money because it has to be taken by force. There are many private institutions that help out the poor. In fact, a large amount of charitable organizations formed during the 19th century, before countries turned into a welfare state.