It's a dangerous conservative talking point - and completely false - that in a society where everyone's needs are met no one would do anything. Let's be careful about perpetuating that broken and ludicrous idea. Rather, if people were taken care of, we could eliminate superfluous 'busy work' jobs that literally only exist so that people can justify their existence to corporations and prove that they're 'worthy' of being alive.tigermask44 wrote: The billionaires on this planet could easily make it where everyone lived comfortably, one could actually probably do it. The reason they don’t is because if everyone was comfortable nobody would actually do anything. There would be nobody working at Walmart or McDonald’s or make the cool things you want to buy. Doesn’t have anything to do with the topic I guess but it was on my mind.
That means the political structure is bad. Not that taxes are bad. More people need to flip the conversation and start being mad about where their tax money goes rather than paying taxes at all. Those are two very different conversations.Fly4v wrote: The government getting more money is always bad because it is always squandered.
In any event... I don't care at all if eBay sellers are going to get taxed, as a general rule. There's plenty of people that make way too much money on eBay to not be paying taxes on it. But a 600 dollar threshold is [email protected]#$ stuuuuuuupid, abusive, and obviously intended to hurt regular people and put even more of the tax burden on them.