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Old 02-23-2013, 10:36 PM   #214
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Um, not even close. Examining who benefits more is not equivalent to a plank of the communist party. As has been mentioned several times around here, Adam Smith the father of modern capitalist theory advocated a progressive tax schedule. Expecting those who can afford to pay more to pay more is no where close to socialism/communism.

Aside from that, where do you get that I'm valuing the benefits solely on the basis of material wealth being protected? What about material wealth being generated (of which, most of it accrues to the wealthy)? What about the factors that society provides so the wealthy can continue to generate and protect material wealth?
No, I was specifically referring to this comment of yours:

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....of course they pay more, that have tremendously more.
Aside from that, why do you have a problem with the people who generate the wealth keeping more of it than the people who don't? And I've addressed how the wealthy do pay more into the system even when you don't consider income tax.
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