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Arts & Liberties => Movies, TV, DVD, Video Games => Topic started by: MamaLiberty on April 16, 2012, 01:50:47 pm

Title: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 16, 2012, 01:50:47 pm
Terrific video. She really gets it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ae8Y4zhPuy4
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: DiabloLoco on April 16, 2012, 04:41:20 pm
Whip, Bam, Pow!     HOLY SATIRE BATMAN!    :ph34r:
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 16, 2012, 04:52:22 pm
Yeah... love the way she holds the gun at the last and says, "Oh, does that bother you?" LOL
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: DiabloLoco on April 16, 2012, 06:26:08 pm
For a while there I thought that she was SERIOUS! I was thinking.....This doesn't seem like a video that ML would recommend.   :headscratch: :laugh:
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 16, 2012, 08:25:41 pm
I submitted taxes today with TurboTax. Very easy way to succumb to the extortion. They asked for a rating. I gave them 8 out of 10. They asked for my reason for the rating. I said:

"TurboTax makes getting raped, strangled, cut into pieces, and fed to the hogs as fun as it can possibly be."
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: DPR 2006 on April 17, 2012, 01:55:18 am
If we actually had some kind of actual benefit, we probably would.

IIRC, it used to be that property taxes were the biggest source of revenue for a state.  The benefit of paying your property taxes was that you had the right to vote to try and determine how that tax money was spent.  If you didn't pay your taxes, you simply didn't have any voice in how those taxes were used.  Otherwise, you were unmolested.
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2012, 07:05:28 am
If we actually had some kind of actual benefit, we probably would.

IIRC, it used to be that property taxes were the biggest source of revenue for a state.  The benefit of paying your property taxes was that you had the right to vote to try and determine how that tax money was spent.  If you didn't pay your taxes, you simply didn't have any voice in how those taxes were used.  Otherwise, you were unmolested.

How about paying directly for the things we want to use? When "taxes" are collected, there are no alternative choices. Even in your example, you either "buy" the government "services" or you do without.
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: DeniseCharleson on April 17, 2012, 03:10:54 pm
Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Yes.
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2012, 03:18:57 pm
Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Yes.

Why?  But, more important, do you think that others who would say no should have a gun at their head to force that payment.

If you choose to give your property to the robber, it is no business of mine.  I don't understand it, but that is not necessary.
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: securitysix on April 19, 2012, 05:51:37 pm
Yeah... love the way she holds the gun at the last and says, "Oh, does that bother you?" LOL

Yeah, that part bothered me.  The whole "Never put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire" thing was hammered into me at a pretty young age, and the violation of that rule bothers me more than anything else...well, except for "Never let the muzzle of your gun cover anything you do not intend to destroy."
Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: 0point on April 20, 2012, 12:29:08 am

Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?

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Title: Re: Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?
Post by: securitysix on April 20, 2012, 05:17:05 pm

Would you pay taxes without a gun to your head?

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Now THAT was funny.