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  •  That means someone didn't do (0+ / 0-)

    a good job of being persuasive.  I live in the real world and I know how people feel about taxes-they pay them and don't know or appreciate what they get for them.  The govt needs to be more transparent and accountable as to how and why money is spent.  Because the services govt provides are oftentimes much more indispensable than people realize.  

    There is also the issue that many think that certain groups or classes are essentially parasites.  Defeating that prejudice is a battle in itself.  But I don't want to get into that here.

    “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” - Harriet Tubman

    by Publius2008 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 09:47:49 AM PDT

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    •  I attended Tufts where PT Barnum (1+ / 0-)
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      was one of the founders.

      He didn't think much of the common man.  His comment about suckers being born every minute expressed his cynicism.

      I tend to believe Arthur is correct.  People don't connect taxes with services.

      And, I do biomedical science research for a living.  I it is difficult, nigh impossible, to explain my discipline to those of below normal intelligence.

      It should be noted that one half the population (by definition) is of below normal intelligence.

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