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I would pay all the taxes I currently do 15 20.83%
I would not pay any taxes 30 41.67%
I would pay certain taxes (specify) 27 37.50%
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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US If taxes were voluntary...

would you opt to pay them? Explain and justify your position.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:08 PM   #2
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My income is VERY low. I would not voluntarily lower it further.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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I would not pay because they would support OPs welfare, neckbeard way of life.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #4
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yes because i love my city and my country and do not mind helping out others via public services such as health care & welfare
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #5
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If opting out of taxes meant you opted out of things like...using the roads, using the NHS, using education, etc. then no I would not opt out of taxes.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:11 PM   #6
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No. If taxes were voluntary, that would mean the government was making enough money from other sources. So why would I give them my own money?
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:11 PM   #7
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I would pay all the taxes I currently do

which is nothing anyway cos I'm really that poor
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by EndTheRapture51
If opting out of taxes meant you opted out of things like...using the roads, using the NHS, using education, etc. then no I would not opt out of taxes.



No, it's simply opting out. The financial burden on others for public services will just be increased. That's the point of the question.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:11 PM   #9
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i dont pay tax anyway

because I'm a student
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:12 PM   #10
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Taxes wouldn't be so bad if a significant portion of it goes down the toilet with the defense industry and welfare.

In the future I'm going to try setting up tax deductible charitable donations of my choosing so that most or all of my federal income tax money goes to organizations that deserve it instead of going to defense contractor leeches paying off their 2nd million dollar mansion or some worthless bitch with 7 kids and can't pay for them.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:14 PM   #11
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i dont pay tax anyway

because I'm a student


Sales tax.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:15 PM   #12
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No, it's simply opting out. The financial burden on others for public services will just be increased. That's the point of the question.


No I wouldn't. It's supremely unfair that others would be carrying the financial burden of things I would be using whilst I contributed nothing.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:21 PM   #13
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I'd pay some taxes if I could ensure it goes towards health and public services or research that we all benefit from and not funneling fifty+ cents of every dollar collected into the military.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:21 PM   #14
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Sales tax.

Maybe you should have clarified that in the OP then.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:21 PM   #15
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All you have to do is look at Greece's current economic situation and see why not paying taxes is a bad idea.

Sure, I'd love not to pay taxes, but not at the cost of the collapse of western civilization. Given the current way society functions, we don't really have a choice.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #16
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All you have to do is look at Greece's current economic situation and see why not paying taxes is a bad idea.

Sure, I'd love not to pay taxes, but not at the cost of the collapse of western civilization. Given the current way society functions, we don't really have a choice.

<insert random pro-communist quote here>

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Old 11-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #17
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Unless I got to choose exactly where they went, nope.


I'd definitely opt out of the social security tax thing. I only make $9 an hour and work sometimes 20 hours a week and still get $30 taken out for just that.

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Old 11-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #18
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Maybe you should have clarified that in the OP then.



I figured people would understand that sales tax is a tax.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:32 PM   #19
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<insert random pro-communist quote here>

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I'm not talking about Western civilization meaning capitalism vs communism. That shit ended a couple of decades ago.

You have a point though. I shouldn't have said Western civilization specifically, but you have to admit if Europe and America go down because people suddenly decide to stop paying taxes, the whole world is pretty much ****ed
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:34 PM   #20
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I'm not talking about Western civilization meaning capitalism vs communism. That shit ended a couple of decades ago.

You have a point though. I shouldn't have said Western civilization specifically, but you have to admit if Europe and America go down because people suddenly decide to stop paying taxes, the whole world is pretty much ****ed

I think you'll find that the whole world will be more ****ed. Or perhaps the lube and reacharound will be removed, or something.
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