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Old 06-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #151
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Civilization was built by taxes. Cool. Learn something new every day here on the OM.
Maybe not "built" in the sense of the very primal aspects of "civilization" such as cohabitation, farming and animal domestication. But it is undeniable that taxes sustain and grow civilization. You're an idiot if you believe otherwise.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #152
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Civilization was built by taxes. Cool. Learn something new every day here on the OM.
You think it wasn't? Really?


Sumerian tablet which records payment of the tax called "burden," circa 2500 B.C.

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v48/n28/AncientTaxes.html

Would you also like examples of Persian, Greek, Chinese, Roman, Babylonian, etc etc etc taxes? How do you think civilizations are built, by a bunch of libertarians chipping in?
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #153
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You think it wasn't? Really?


Sumerian tablet which records payment of the tax called "burden," circa 2500 B.C.

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v48/n28/AncientTaxes.html

Would you also like examples of Persian, Greek, Chinese, Roman, Babylonian, etc etc etc taxes? How do you think civilizations are built, by a bunch of libertarians chipping in?
It takes a village, you know.

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #154
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How do you think civilizations are built, by a bunch of libertarians chipping in?
America came closest to that ideal. We built our civilization without direct taxation.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #155
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Sumerian tablet which records payment of the tax called "burden," circa 2500 B.C.

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v48/n28/AncientTaxes.html

Would you also like examples of Persian, Greek, Chinese, Roman, Babylonian, etc etc etc taxes? How do you think civilizations are built, by a bunch of libertarians chipping in?
If a tree falls in the forest, and there's no federal government to record it, does it really fall?
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #156
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It's not for everybody, but Walmart will prosper. I'm sure they will gladly pay higher minimum wages because it will help the trend of snuffing out the smaller businesses struggling to compete with Walmart. The largest company in the world is always there to fill in the void whenever grocery stores, hardware stores, nurseries, pharmacies, electronic stores, and others go out of business.

Walmart doesn't put the mom and pop stores out of business, consumers do.

The average consumer wants a good product at a fair price...would you pay $4.99 for a product at mom and pop's store if another store has it for $2.99?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:48 PM   #157
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Ma and Pa stores > Wal Mart all day.
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