We Need to Shop Around More

“Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society,” said Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes.

Civilized, huh?


  1. Anonymous says:

    So, your point is what, that we’re not getting enough civilization per tax dollar, or is it just more libertarian whining about paying taxes of any kind?

  2. Brandon says:

    I believe the point is that taxes are not the price of civilization but the opposite of it. Massive theft to fund and reward incompetence seems pretty savage to me. A “free civilization” which is taxed for the “privilege” of being terrorized by its rulers needs to “shop around.”

  3. Frank R says:

    If the amount of taxes paid is a measure of civility, then industries in the U.S. must be the most civilized in the industrialized world as industries in the US pay the highest taxes.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The idea of civilized society is lost on someone who celebrates date rape on his twitter page.

  5. Frank R says:

    Who the hell are you babbling about Anonymous?

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  7. Dallasite says:

    Ummm, nothing about date rape there. I guess the drugs are kicking in, huh Anon?

  8. towski says:

    Really, Dallasite? You don’t see the roofies being poured into the wine glass?

    So, in all seriousness, Trey – what’s that about?

  9. Anonymous says:

    You liberals have no sense of humor. What’s wrong with having a little harmless fun?

  10. Towski, I’m pretty sure it’s about how I will seduce your brain with what I call “chemical romance.”

    All part of my ontological terrorist agenda.