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  •  Ask him why he prefers paying taxes (2+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean, AnnieR

    Then you can explain that he has been doing that to cover emergency room care for the uninsured under the law that Reagan signed. Also his tax money will go to other states for Medicaid expansion instead of coming back to his and keeping emergency rooms and hospitals open for him.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Thu May 15, 2014 at 01:30:31 PM PDT

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    •  But he's the type who would launch into a rant (0+ / 0-)

      against taxes exactly for that reason, so I don't think the argument will work.
      He lives in Tennessee. I think I'll check and see if Tennessee is one of the states (like so many of the red states) that gets more back from the government than it contributes in taxes....

      While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

      by Tamar on Thu May 15, 2014 at 01:36:51 PM PDT

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    •  p.s., checked on Tennessee's ratio of (0+ / 0-)

      contribution to federal monies received and it's a bit mixed. Overall probably comes out even, which I'm sure my friend would think was just fine.
      But what's interesting about a state that gets back in federal money about the same as it gives -- it's not contributing to the services the federal government provides to the country as a whole. While people like him may view those services as unnecessary, most of these people support the military. So a state that contributes nothing to the federal budget above what it gets back is not contributing to our military.

      While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

      by Tamar on Thu May 15, 2014 at 01:51:18 PM PDT

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