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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    It's a quote from the highly revered Capitalist theorist Adam Smith, who many conservatives consider to be a founder of their ideology.

    He is supporting a form of progressive taxation as a means to sustain the capitalist system, saying it both makes sense and is morally acceptable.

    Today's Republican Party would call Adam Smith a radical left-wing socialist. It makes me laugh.
    LOL "Highly revered"? By whom? Smith died in 1790.

    FYI: We Americans already have a progressive tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    It's a quote from the highly revered Capitalist theorist Adam Smith, who many conservatives consider to be a founder of their ideology.

    He is supporting a form of progressive taxation as a means to sustain the capitalist system, saying it both makes sense and is morally acceptable.

    Today's Republican Party would call Adam Smith a radical left-wing socialist. It makes me laugh.
    What you miss is that Adam Smith meant this to be voluntary....not coerced which is what progressivie taxation is.
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    Had an old quote for years by Groucho Marx about how television has made us less literate

    Now it's an awesome pro gun analogy and speaks for itself.
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