Re: TAX EDU: ( was Compulsory service)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 14:49:27 -0700 (PDT)

> > twice as much
> > money is stolen from working families as is necessary for education,
> So simplistic. Half truth.Somewhat valid comment made less valid by
> oversimplifying relationships. Context dropped intentionally.
> Some families likely feel this is stealing - and the compulsary nature of
> taxation does not work out for everyone. This is a valid point. Some find it
> acceptable, others not.
> Qualified in that light it *could* be fairly called stealing.
> But not if I agree to pay it willingly. And I would.
> However, among those who favor educational taxation, some agree that if it
> was spent better, we would willingly pay for social institutions like
> schools, and would even spend *more* on education ( for the selfish reason of
> wanting a better, more advanced society) - even some who do not have school
> aged children. The problem is far more complex, and in most debates,
> arguments abound as to where and how the money is misused and if private
> sector schools not controlled by and involving less govt. money would be
> better.
> Then we get into voluntary taxation, trusts, school bonds, vouchers, etc.
> GC

Apparently your idea of "too simplistic" is "says something meaningful
clearly enough to be understood." The actual content of the statement,
that public education costs twice as much as private education of better
quality, you evade altogether so you can react to my choice of the
word "stolen" to describe taxes. Fine, substitute "taken"--a simple
fact of reality you can't evade--and then deal with the actual content
of the assertion, which I stand by. I also happily stand my my use of
the word "stolen", but if that gets in the way of your ability to apply
ordinary reason to an assertion, then go ahead and pick a less loaded
word for your own use.

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