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[–] cynicaloldfart 10 points -5 points (+5|-10) ago 

Move somewhere else that has a better (in your opinion) system - problem solved for you. I consent by remaining here.

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[–] ar151488 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

If I have to bear the incredibly high cost of moving to another country where I will simply be taxed again...then the problem is not solved.

You're consent is meaningless. No tax collector cares if you consent or not. You are a slave that says "If you don't like this master move to another plantation!"

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[–] McFluffy 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

If I have to bear the incredibly high cost of moving to another country where I will simply be taxed again...then the problem is not solved

the only solution at that point is armed takeover and a change of power.

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[–] Korinthian 3 points 1 points (+4|-3) ago 

As if you could work up the nerve to move anywhere else you geriatric boomer leech.

Of course someone like you is in favor of taxes, how else are you going to get your pension but by mooching off the state. Youre exactly the same as an illegal infiltrator demanding open borders. Your opinion on the matter is worthless because its 100% self serving.

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[–] cynicaloldfart 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

Fuck off. I'm not "in favor" of them, but I realize their necessity for our society. I've never received any form of public assistance in my life, only paid for others to. And I don't receive a pension, I'm living off my savings and investments that I earned through work. You seem to be a delusional adolescent who has not yet exited your teenage angst stage.

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[–] 11988838 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Russia has 15% flat income tax.

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[–] 11988849 4 points 0 points (+4|-4) ago 

Agreed. Taxation can only be eliminated through the elimination of the state, which would entail the elimination of societal hierarchy. Hierarchies have existed for hundreds of millions of years in the animal kingdom -- anyone dedicated to existing in reality instead of fantasy will understand that no large and advanced society can exist without hierarchy, without a state, without government -- and therefore, without taxation. A small community of high IQ, highly skilled individuals -- sure! But not a society.

I consent to taxation because I understand the need for representatives, military, and public works in a society comprised of people from all across the bell curve (so a real society).

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[–] cynicaloldfart 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

Thank you for putting it so much more eloquently than I. I know of very few people that like paying taxes. I realize it's a necessity in an advanced society and my main concern is the small choice I have in the use of the taxes. Voting and activism seem to be my only recourse, and I don't see that doing much.