JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/04/what-she-said.html (3 comments)

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jsid-1146234482-359915  Otter at Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:28:02 +0000

Yeah... I suggested that about two weeks ago... I was called a racist for some reason.


jsid-1146288164-359981  Strider at Sat, 29 Apr 2006 05:22:44 +0000

The only problem with that argument -- or perhaps simply the *phrasing* -- is that it plays straight into the "soak the rich" crowd. "Sure, the poor working mother shouldn't have to pay taxes -- but the rich can afford it!"

jsid-1146335363-360013  Renn at Sat, 29 Apr 2006 18:29:23 +0000

It doesn't matter whether or not someone can afford it. Taking money from someone through threat of force is wrong no matter what. Sadly, Tam's phrasing is the only way many people will be willing to consider the fact that it is wrong.

Charity is great, coerced or forced charity is wrong. Of course if you would rather live where the Salvation Army Santa Clauses shake you down at gunpoint instead of with those bells, please be my guest, but leave me out of it.

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