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  •  Steve, I have a question - did you go (2+ / 0-)
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    a private school when you were young?)

    The land was ours before we were the land's...Robert Frost, The Gift Outright

    by HylasBrook on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 03:14:02 PM PDT

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    •  No I did not. and I don't subsidize (1+ / 0-)
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      anybody going to private school today. I am paying property tax so that other people's children can go to public schools today, and I don't have any problem with that :-)

      •  So when you went to public school (7+ / 0-)

        someone was subsidizing you.  If you went to a library in your town, property taxes were used to pay for the library.   If you had a park or playground or a town pool in summer, someone paid for that.

        If you went to a community college for post-secondary study or a public college/university, that was subsidized by tax payers.

        That's the way a taxation system works - it protects the weak and vulnerable, (when done correctly) provides infrastructure such as bridges and roads, state parks, plus employees like police & fire fighters.  These services and infrastructure could not be built or maintained if the state had to depend on donations to get things done.

        The land was ours before we were the land's...Robert Frost, The Gift Outright

        by HylasBrook on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 03:45:00 PM PDT

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        •  Right. I don't have any problem subsidizing (1+ / 0-)
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          the "weak and the vulnerable." Now explain to me again why somebody living in a 500,000 dollar ranch house in L.A. with three children and a spouse is having me subsidize their health insurance, while my health insurance comes directly out of my pocket, 'cause this is kind of a mystery.

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