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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    MT,

    I took your statements as a challenge to my argument but it appears that that is an incorrect assessment on my part. I am willing to change the subject but before we move on, I do want to be...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Since your post was just text and links, I'll rebut in a similar fashion.

    "Abortions procured in the third-trimester generally involve situations where the mother's life or health is in jeopardy,...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    But the thread is specifically about late-term abortions.




    But the motivations of those having abortions is pretty much irrelevant to the discussion.

    We are discussing the very limited...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    As far as I can tell, you are referring to abortion in general and not specifically late-term abortion and therefore your comments are not particularly relevant to the issue of having a late-term...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    It's pretty clear that one cannot morally be against killing a new-born baby and be for killing a late-term fetus that is about to be born.

    But late-term allowances for abortion are generally only...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    Your continuous put-downs of your opponents is no surprise either.

    And I did acknowledge the logic of your point and don't challenge that there will be SOME hiding of wealth. But I'm asking if...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    But then how much would a wealth tax cause the hiding of assets? Unless you know the answer and can show that it would be a real problem, I don't think you have much of a point here.




    While...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Of course not applying that standard to the belief that God does not exist is also engaging in special pleading.

    If we withhold judgment on whether X exists or does not exist until we see valid...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    I didn't make any claim about how much the rich actually pay when the tax rate is 70%. My point is that we've had a high tax rate on the rich in the past and it wasn't a problem.




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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    I realize that there is a miscommunication on one of my points (the logic chain). What it's saying what you think it's saying are two different things.

    But before I address that, I want to re-cap...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    No, I don't hope that people buying products will increase production of those products. And I don't hope that the increase in production on products will have a positive effect on GDP. Logic...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    Progressive taxing essentially moves money from the rich to the poor. That is how poor people get more money in progressive taxation.



    With a logic chain, the only issue whether the point is...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    Yes I have. I will repeat it again in a logic chain.

    1. Poor people get more money
    2. They spend the money on goods and services
    3. The demand for goods and services increases increase the...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    And the conclusion has yet to be supported.

    Let me lay this out in a logic chain. And stop the chain and respond where you disagree with it.

    1. You have made a valid argument that there will...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    I disagree. Your original ten-point argument specifically said "may", not "will" or "is likely to" and your support has yet to rise above "may".

    I have made an argument that progressive...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    But you have my argument wrong and therefore the basis or your rejection is invalid. While I have forwarded GDP growth in the debate, that is not the basis of my argument.

    So here is my argument,...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    I have addressed all of your points but I'm also going to make a summary of the main debate as I see it.

    ME: Because of the moral premise that those who work full-time should be able to afford the...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    Since Warren's plan is a progressive tax, one should support the plan if they support progressive taxation.




    Not if the point is that such a thing was not a disaster in the past and therefore...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    I am advocating a progressive tax structure and Warren recommended would indeed qualify with what I am proposing.





    I went over my previous posts and I've only made two claims about the 70%...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    That is not my claim. Here is what I said verbatim.

    "Keep in mind that we used to have a 70% tax rate on the wealthiest people for quite a while and it seemed that the effects were generally...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    I never argued otherwise nor does this counter any premise that I forwarded so it does not reveal a mistake on my part.

    The overall point is that when the tax rate is 70%, the rich pay more than...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    No, it's not just about a word. It is about whether transgendered males will be considered a "boy" not just in name but in every relevant aspect of how we treat males and females. The school issue...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    I'm a cisgendred male. And I guess you won't be challenging my assertion that your position that boys can't have periods is ultimately rooted in opinion.

    The opinion I'm referring to is that a...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    If you don't believe me, look it up yourself.



    Actually, I meant to point out that you were trolling.

    I could have said "Don't troll please" and pretty much said the same thing.
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    Incorrect. An ad hom argument is an attempt to rebut one's arguments by referring to their personal characteristics.

    I took your comment as an insult and called you a troll but did not use that...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    I know I have your permission to call him what I want.

    The point is your position, as stated, would disagree with my calling my friend a "boy" since he can have a period. You would not get in my...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    No I haven't. Here is what he said - cut and pasted.

    "It is invested in businesses, or in the stock market (which is effectively investing in businesses). Even money that is put into CD's and...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    I don't see anything you've said below that is not rooted in opinion.



    Sure. The OP is saying that those who have periods should not be called "boys" and you seem to be saying the same.

    And...
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    Re: Is a Wealth Tax a Good Idea?

    No I didn't. He was referring to investing and banking and such. That is not spending. I'm saying more money needs to be spent by people in the market.

    It would certainly be good more the...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    Right. And your position is based on YOUR opinion.



    If you are dividing the halves into "those who were born of the male sex" and "those who were born of the female sex", I agree.

    If you...
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