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Old 04-27-2011, 05:06 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Although as empathizing humans, we abhor the idea of putting a price tag on a human life, we need to be honest with ourselves and everyone else and admit that there are prices which would be too high. And I think that's what people are saying: you can't just keep piling on taxes on top of taxes eventually people have had enough.

Everything in life is about tradeoffs. If you want to add helmet laws, then you've gotta be willing to give up one of the other frivolous government expenses (and I'll totally concede that for every real problem that the government doesn't spend money on, there is probably a frivolous issue on which they do spend money) but even if you do that, I still submit that there are more pressing concerns that need to be addressed, than some grandstanding attempt to save rich white people from their own ignorance.
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