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  •  The Roman Empire (4+ / 0-)
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    newpioneer, coral, venger, wintergreen8694

    might have survived another thousand years -- if the Senatorial class had been subject to taxation.  The practice of exempting the wealthiest from effective taxation while placing the burden of maintaining the state which serves them on the shoulders of the middle and lower classes is a proven method of destroying a nation's economically productive base.  We don't need to try this again.  We already know how it turns out.

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