True, the government does protect children the same as it does every other citizen. Just like it (should) will protect your patents the same as it would those of every other citizen. Also, a family of five would gain more benefit from the government protection than a single guy, right?
Thing is, I'm not against raising taxes on any particular group. I simply feel that the raises in taxes should be met with *smart* cuts in spending. Additionally, taxes should be raised as a means of funding our government - not as some kind of equalizer in social justice.
For the record, RedvsBlue was temp banned because he posted crap insinuating that I had sexually assaulted underage children. But he'll never be an adult and admit that.
As for DD - as far as I know, he's been temp banned twice. The first time, oddly enough, I did not report any posts made by him. The second time was for posts that DD made that weren't even on vs. Funny, eh?
*and* How freakin' crazy is it to be all "Oh, I'm just not going to talk to someone from now on.", then specifically go into threads started by that someone just to complain about having to read posts made by that someone? Remind me *again* who it is that goes into threads and drags them off topic with BS?
Well 5 CEOs will be just as protected as 5 family members. This tangent isn't really serving your argument.
Getting to your second comment... what should government be if not a social equalizer? Equal opportunity is an ideal, I know, but instead of creeping towards social mobility we have peaked and started heading in the opposite direction. Do you really think the U.S. can prosper on the world stage with the gap between poor and rich widening? The wealthy elite have hijacked the government and are plundering the money out of the public, I just want some balance restored.
The prosperity of the 20th century came from public/private cooperation. We're at a point now where the private sphere has the government blindfolded with a gun to its head.
I agree with your last point though. If I wanted to ignore your posts I would refrain from reading them. I should hope you and the other people here who disagree with me will respond rather than put me on an ignore list. This is supposed to be a fun place to argue, not a chore.
I do find it funny that some people think that you should have to pay for equal protection under the law, or that you should get a deduction for some personal choice you make.
To put it simply, if you are a great success you have more to lose if society were to crumble. Our welfare system is a fancy way of making sure it doesn't, albeit barely. You realize if we hang the poor out to dry, there is nobody to serve the rich, right?
Washington should just confiscate all of the wealth, then mail every man, woman and child a check for $1,000 each week.
Social justice. Social Equality.
Is that any worse than saying "government over" and having everyone do whatever the hell they want? It was only about 100 years ago that people were eating contaminated food and corporations were literally killing
their employees you know. The issues we're arguing do not take place in a vacuum.