At 06:03 AM 12/14/98 -0800, Mark wrote:
>This isn't the first time someone has come up with this "but if the
>government didn't force me to I wouldn't get around to donating money to
>all the causes I care so much about" argument
This need not follow. After all, they (and everyone except the humungously rich with the canniest lawyers, and the successful criminals) *already* pay subsidies to many of these causes - precisely via their taxes. It is not base to spare oneself double-dipping.