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From: lachman@parc.xerox.com (Hans Lachman)
Subject: Re: Some views on Scientology
Message-ID: <1991Aug2.071725.11789@parc.xerox.com>
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References: <1991Jul24.140607.32251@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> <1991Jul28.041938.12594@parc.xerox.com> <1991Jul30.201557.32438@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1991 07:17:25 GMT

In article <1991Jul30.201557.32438@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu writes: >In article <1991Jul28.041938.12594@parc.xerox.com>, lachman@parc.xerox.com (Hans Lachman) writes: >> In article <1991Jul24.140607.32251@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu writes: >>> >>>Oh, yes, we can see the benefits of sales tax over income tax. Example: >>>a poor person and a rich person both buy $1000 of items... >>>Leo >> >> Surely you don't think a typical rich person and a typical poor person >> both buy the same amount of taxable goods each year, do you? ... >> Instead of dismissing the idea as unacceptable, why not try to see >> what's good about it, and offer improvements in the areas you don't >> like. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. > >I see. Getting rich people to accept a luxury tax after repealing income tax. >Sorry, but I don't think they'd go for it. They'd just use their already >ludicrous resources to destroy the income tax, then use the sales tax to make >even more money from the poor. I still don't buy it! >Leo

OK, so we have established the following:

1. You don't want to admit that your scenario of rich people and poor people spending equal amounts per year is unrealistic.

2a. You would rather passively accept a situation you don't like than work toward (or even consider) a possible change for the better.

2b. You would rather curse the darkness than light a candle.

Is this correct (or approximately correct)?

Hans Lachman lachman@arisia.xerox.com

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