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[ale] OT: Forget Comcast, I wanna move to Germany!



For the US, that would be the DoD/ATT/HP/etc. 

On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 13:07 -0400, Brian Stanaland wrote:
> No matter how high my taxes are I don't want the government providing
> for, paying for or even subsidizing my access to information and
> communications.  Whoever pays the bill controls the access and by
> extension what information is transmitted.
> 
> Brian
> 
> On 4/4/07, James P. Kinney III <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com> wrote:
>         On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 16:27 -0400, Jay Finch wrote:
>         > Well, as I understand the way that German Telekom works, the
>         > government also subsidizes most of their services and folks
>         living in
>         > Germany pay a higher tax rate to support it (amongst other
>         Government 
>         > programs).
>         >
>         > So (if I'm understanding things correctly) how would you
>         like to pay a
>         > 50% (or higher) tax rate in order to have those advanced
>         services?
>         > I'll take my 25% bracket (for now, unless we get a
>         consumption-based 
>         > tax like FairTax) and be happy for now. :)
>         >
>         > Cheers!
>         > Jay
>         
>         Run the taxes through the roof if I can get a better school
>         system and
>         better public sector services. There are still loads of rich
>         folks 
>         making scads of $$ (sorry - don't have the Euro symbol in
>         front of me)
>         so the higher tax rate can't possibly be killing off business
>         like the
>         whining shift the tax burden to the non-voting people - our
>         kids and 
>         grand kids - keep claiming. Maybe we should up the death tax
>         and kill
>         'em off early to pay off the bills they have run up.
>         
>         Didn't we get in a little war around 1776 over "No taxation
>         without
>         representation"?
>         
>         Gad! What a rant even from me. Maybe I shouldn't eat pepperoni
>         pizza
>         before I hit ALE mail...
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