rip59

Jan 28, 2013

Bruce?  Actually, Cat, I have two cousins there.  A very genteel society ; I could not afford to live there. 

Incidently, once upon a time  ; every residence in Suisse was REQUIRED to posess a firearm.  This still may be.  I do know that state power is strictly governed by the people.  How unique.  

 

DrGeniusWiener

Jan 28, 2013

No, you're not required to have a firearm in Switzerland.

However, you HAVE clearly demonstrated that Tina Turner moved there because of guns, taxes and Obama.

 

For fuck sake lay of the whacky tobaccy for a little bit, Mr. 59.

rip59

Jan 28, 2013

I do not think the brain drain will stop here.  Most folks will not leave the US ; we will just enter into a kind of economic "gray" area.  

trish6912

Jan 28, 2013

Who is John Galt?

 

 

lol

rip59

Jan 28, 2013

No, where is John Galt?  Not in a blue state.

trish6912

Jan 28, 2013

So then he's in a state that gets more from the feds than it gives? He's a freeloader?

rip59

Jan 28, 2013

He would be in a venue with little or no government interferance ; dis interested in anyone else's circumstances.  Simply not his or anyone else's business.  Easy peasy.  If he felt drive to make contributions to society , he has that right through self determination.  What would you expect from your government today maam? 

Burgh42

Jan 28, 2013

Lack of government intrusion is why.  Imagine a country actually  having a business model.

  • No intrusion
  • Business intrusion
you want both, huh?
rip59

Jan 28, 2013

Just stating burgh that governments should be managed like a business and actually "earn" the citizenry money as opposed to cost them money.  Remember , the civil servant is exactly what the name implies.  We shouldn't have to work for them. 

Side--Effect

Jan 28, 2013

Just stating burgh that governments should be managed like a business and actually "earn" the citizenry money as opposed to cost them money.

You can't have that and rail against socialism because what you have described is socialism.

trish6912

Jan 28, 2013

if John Galt's in a state but not in a blue state then he's in a red state. The red states get more in tax dollars from the fed than they pay in mostly, while the blue states actually contribute more in taxes than they get back, so.........

 

Anyways atlas shrugged was a somewhat ridiculous fairy tale, lol.

 

Lord of the Rings was much better.

rip59

Jan 28, 2013

Incorrect.  Socialism is the government controlling the means of production, revenue sharing etc.  sound familiar?  Let me give an example , what about eliminating state taxes due to tourism? 

trish6912

Jan 28, 2013

raising taxes on the tourists?

rip59

Jan 28, 2013

Do you enjoy paying your PA state taxes , Trish?

Side--Effect

Jan 28, 2013

Socialism is the government controlling the means of production, revenue sharing etc.  sound familiar?

Yes. It sounds like this

Just stating burgh that governments should be managed like a business and actually "earn" the citizenry money as opposed to cost them money.

 

Let me give an example , what about eliminating state taxes due to tourism?

What about it? Why? Tourists use roads and garbage collection etc. Unless you are suggesting that they haul their own garbage out on the mule that brought them in on privately owned roads.

trish6912

Jan 29, 2013

Do you enjoy paying your PA state taxes , Trish?

We need to pay for roads and maintaining them and the state police and all. It's like 3% or whatever and the money goes to good things so it doesn't bother me. It helps people. I don't MIND helping people.

There's been times when it helped me.

rip59

Jan 29, 2013

How has that helped you?  Don't you pay tolls anyway?  Hmmmmm.

trish6912

Jan 29, 2013

you only pay tolls in PA on the turnpike. There's a gazillion other roads. But tax money goes for lots of other things as well, like the university system, like helping low income families with health care, all sorts of things. I don't have a problem with it.

rip59

Jan 29, 2013

Personally, Trish, I like to choose the causes that I donate my money to.  Trust me, I do have my favorites.

trish6912

Jan 29, 2013

you should go live on an island. It would suit you better. The United States isn't like 300 million individual islands.

 

UNITED. Look it up.

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