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Old 05-07-2019, 11:16 AM
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She was on this guy's list. Different guy from last post.

And this guy's list.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:41 PM
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What about the pro-Life Congressman who advised his unwed pregnant daughter to get an abortion? Is he hypocritical? What about the Republican politicians who blather about improving public education but happily strip the schools of funds and give it to the fraudulent schools that come around with bags of cash at election time? ....
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Is a politician who calls for higher taxes on his income hypocritical if he doesn't pay the higher tax voluntarily? No.
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Yes.

Yes.

Yes, a politician who calls for higher taxes on his income is hypocritical if he doesn't pay the higher tax voluntarily.
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So, if he thinks camel porn should be taxed, and he is a consumer of camel porn...say, he thinks ten percent tax would be right. Then he should add ten percent camel porn tax on his return, and write his check appropriately?

Or if they legalize weed and put a sales tax on it, I owe somebody a hundred thousand dollars?

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Old 05-07-2019, 01:42 PM
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So, if he thinks camel porn should be taxed, and he is a consumer of camel porn...say, he thinks ten percent tax would be right. Then he should add ten percent camel porn tax on his return, and write his check appropriately?

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what are you babbling about?

If someone votes in higher taxes of course he must pay those taxes.
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Yes, a politician who calls for higher taxes on his income is hypocritical if he doesn't pay the higher tax voluntarily.
That's super stupid. There's nothing hypocritical about following the rules while calling for a change in the rules.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:37 PM
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... There's nothing hypocritical about following the rules while calling for a change in the rules.
No, but there's something hypocritical about getting a change in the rules, then illegally not following that rule. If politician votes in a law, then doesnt follow that law, that is hypocritical.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:54 PM
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No, but there's something hypocritical about getting a change in the rules, then illegally not following that rule. If politician votes in a law, then doesnt follow that law, that is hypocritical.
Let us know when that happens, o.k.?
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:38 AM
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What's important is that such a person would be a hypocrite if those hypothetical circumstances came to pass, therefore it's perfectly reasonable to pre-emptively assume their hypocrisy.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:27 AM
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No, but there's something hypocritical about getting a change in the rules, then illegally not following that rule. If politician votes in a law, then doesnt follow that law, that is hypocritical.
Is someone a hypocrite if:

1. They call for a change in the rules
2. Political opponents misrepresent the change being sought
3. The person doesn't comply with the misrepresentations made by the other side

I say no.
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