From: Randall Randall (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 22:14:51 MST
On Wednesday 02 January 2002 22:51, Neil Blanch wrote:
> While I sympathise that you do not want your tax dollars going towards such
> ventures (particularly military ventures) I feel your reasoning is flawed.
> If taxpayers were able to decide exactly where their tax dollars would go
> there would be chaos - people who don't drive cars would refuse to
> contribute towards road maintenance, healthy people would refuse to
> contribute towards public health, young people would refuse to contribute
> towards care for the elderly, employed people would refuse to contribute
> towards welfare of any kind (justified or not). Pacifists would refuse to
> contribute towards any military (& possibly any police) funding. I think
> you can see where I am going with this...
Eventually it might even get to the point where people who didn't drink
milk wouldn't pay for milk production and people who didn't want to eat at
fast food restaurants would refuse to pay for them.
Actually, that seems to work pretty well.
-- Randall Randall <firstname.lastname@example.org> Crypto key: www.freedomspace.net/~wolfkin/crypto.text On a visible but distant shore, a new image of man; The shape of his own future, now in his own hands.-- Johnny Clegg.
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