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Old 07-24-2019, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by begbert2 View Post
I'm quite sure it's your responsibility to pay taxes. (And I don't know what you learned in your civics classes, so I can't comment on that.) I'm also quite sure that if you do your own math on what your part of your "collective responsibility" is and attempt to only pay that much, nice men in suits (or uniforms) will come and have a chat with you about your underpayment.

And we (our government, that is) deal with problems by looking at the problems and addressing them directly, specifically addressing their current causes. Which almost certainly aren't events of hundreds of years ago. Or at least that's what they're supposed to be doing.
So, correct me if I am wrong, I just have to accept what the men with guns say is my my fair share and pay it? Gee, doesn't seem quite right...The old Virginia familes et. al. profited mightily from slavery and hold onto wealth and property accrued through it, but I should just shut up and pay?