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Re: Microsoft & Intel get massive tax breaks

From: Erik Funkenbusch
Subject: Re: Microsoft & Intel get massive tax breaks
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:34:21 -0500
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On 12 Apr 2005 07:46:44 -0700, Yibbels wrote:

> 1. people who call themselves libertarians, which is a term
> that only in North America is means what others call Classic Liberal.
> This is the crowd that only considers the interests of business
> and usually that is Big Business. People such as Margaret Thatcher,
> Reagan, GW Bush etc.

Not even close.  A north american libertarian is someone that believes in
individual rights, not corporate rights.  It's someone that believes their
tax dollars are being used to fund corporations, and we don't like that.
We believe in smaller government because we believe a large percentage of
the current governement is bloat and waste.

> 2. small business people, who are oppressed both by
> government and by Big Businesses that write the laws
> that policians vote for. In international political terminology
> these are more often in the "libertarian socialist" camp
> but because terminology in the US is so muddled, and
> people know so little about politics, they don't know it.

I find that most small business owners are far from either libertarian or
socialist thought.  They're just trying to run their business.

socialism and being opposed to taxes are fundamentally opposed.  You can't
have both.  

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