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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    No you won't. You're already paying taxes.
    ...and getting my Federal taxes all back and then some, thanks to my four little tax credits walking around the house.

    I'm serious about the shoes, though. Don't you have something to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    ...and getting my Federal taxes all back and then some, thanks to my four little tax credits walking around the house.
    You just took out a hefty loan to help the rich wall street welfare bums maintain their way of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    You're assuming that economic pressure always results in a natural equilibrium that creates the greatest benefits to society. This is false. Take a monopoly, for example.

    Actually, I'm not. Show me how I am assuming that.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    You just took out a hefty loan to help the rich wall street welfare bums maintain their way of life.

    And that's disgusting. You do understand the principles at work here, right?
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    You just took out a hefty loan to help the rich wall street welfare bums maintain their way of life.
    I'm afraid you'll have to connect the dots for me on that one. Besides which, not paying taxes isn't really an option unless I want to go visit a Federal prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Actually, I'm not. Show me how I am assuming that.
    My original question was why you objected to individuals using all means at their disposal to manhandle corporations,(ie: government action) but do not object to corporations throwing their full weight against an individual.

    You responded that corporations were using economic persuasion.

    If you did not believe that an economically base coercion is "better" than a legislatively based ones, then you would not have made that statement.

    In what way is it "better"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I'm afraid you'll have to connect the dots for me on that one. Besides which, not paying taxes isn't really an option unless I want to go visit a Federal prison.
    You said that if your wealth was redistributed, you would be demotivated to work. Since your money is already being taken and you're still working, it shows that you are not being demotivated by the redistribution.

    Conclusion: wealth redistribution won't lead demotivate the workers, as claimed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    Conclusion: wealth redistribution won't lead demotivate the workers, as claimed.
    Not quite... There is a point of equilibrium in both states, and the higher the income redistribution, the less the incentive there is for work. Redistribution always reduces the incentive to work for money.

    It was simply overstated in the grandfather post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    You said that if your wealth was redistributed, you would be demotivated to work. Since your money is already being taken and you're still working, it shows that you are not being demotivated by the redistribution.

    Conclusion: wealth redistribution won't lead demotivate the workers, as claimed.
    I also pointed out that, thanks to having a mortgage and four kids, I get all my federal taxes back and then some. Therefore I'm already below the break-even point for wealth redistribution.

    You might want to work on those reading comprehension skills... just FYI.

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