KPJ [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
|I for one have never donated one single monetary unit. And nobody I
|(Where are these great spenders? I would like a donation. :)
|Isn't it interesting that the people least likely to donate to charity are
|the "caring" lefties? They "care" too little to actually hand over their
|hard earned money, but instead want the rest of us to hand ours over.
It appears as if you assume I belong the "caring lefties". If you do, you are in error. I belong to neither cathegory.
|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 on the Net, because it seems
|to be one of the few half-rational arguments these people can come up with.
It is irrelevant that that question had appeared before.
The question *I* raised was another (albeit related) one:
"If the govt did not take money from the population and give part of that money to a handicapped person, then how would ve get the money to dehandicap verself?"
Those who feel that situation (1) does not match their ethics might wish to address it. I have no opinion on that matter.
|Of course there's no rational argument for extending taxation to the rest
|of us just because they want Big Brother to come around and beat them up
|if they can't be bothered to hand over money.
It may be true, but the statement is not relevant to the current issue.