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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 04:00 PM

12. Yeah, you're right

But I think the assholes are outnumbered. We just hear more about them, because that's what sells newspapers and air time. I think a lot more people fall into the good-hearted category, as evidenced by the story of the little boy in Massachusetts:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/24/daniel-nickerson-birthday-cards-cancer/13089613/

We hear a lot about millionaires complaining about having to pay a smidgen more of their earnings in taxes, because that's who gets interviewed by other millionaires on the teevee. But consider these thousands of people voluntarily "taxed" themselves a couple of dollars for the card and postage to send to young Daniel and brighten his day. I tend to think that the vast majority of people would gladly pay an extra five bucks a week in taxes to bolster all kinds of programs to make life better for everyone; it's the selfish greedheads who have more than they could possibly spend already who make the loudest noise about building a more just and equitable society.

The way things are isn't the way things have to be.

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hamsterjill Jul 2014 #1
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femmocrat Jul 2014 #16
hamsterjill Jul 2014 #11
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #26
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ohnoyoudidnt Jul 2014 #8
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mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #25
kairos12 Jul 2014 #21
mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #24
steve2470 Jul 2014 #10
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gratuitous Jul 2014 #12
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mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #19
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