So if gays don't have 100% rights, why are we paying full taxes?

  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Jul 27, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    I have been engaging in a few Chick-Fil-A debates on some other IBBs, and I'm really getting pissed off about the whole thing.

    Initially I felt the mayors of Boston and Chicago were out of line since I support free-enterprise (even though I hate CFA), but then I reconsidered the impetus behind CFA's monetary support of hate -- I mean "Christian" -- groups, and it's essentially an action of paying money to prevent gay marriage.

    Then it got me to thinking about all of the things that gays cannot receive since marriage is not an option, and it really pissed me off.

    Why am I paying to support government programs that, at least right now, only benefit heterosexuals? It's absolute bullshit. Deny me some rights, fine (although I'd rather it be the other way around); but don't make me pay money into programs from which I cannot benefit.
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    Jul 27, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Oh shut up hippy. I pay more in taxes than you and I did not support that stupid Haliburton war in Iraq with all those no-bid contracts and all that torture that all but guaranteed arrest for Dicky Cheney and GW Bush in any country other than Wyoming and Texas and Fox News Studios for those two war criminals.
    No, we throw our taxes into a giant pot and wish that OUR money went to places that WE support, but thats not how it works, because then, those of us who pay more would see our money go towards better education (less people would watch Fox News) and less bombs and war machines (less people would watch Fox News).
    Sorry hippy, pay your taxes and watch them get spent on all sorts of shit you totally disagree with, like Obama and his fake trials for "terrorists" in Cuba.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 27, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    You can't segregate the money that you pay in taxes ..... depending on the programs you like and don't like
    But You CAN use your purchasing power to buy or NOT buy anything on the open market

  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Jul 27, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    I'm so not a hippy. icon_smile.gif

    I realize government is going to misspend our money; that's what they do best.

    I just think it's annoying that I don't have the same rights as others, but am still held accountable to provide the same level of support.
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    Jul 28, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    One has been known to bring this up in the past, that in Oz as a True Blue Aussie, I get equal responsibility, yet not equal rights. But then I get on with life, and move forward again, as I don't see myself as a victom, and there are more pressing issues.
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    Jul 28, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidOh shut up hippy. I pay more in taxes than you and I did not support that stupid Haliburton war in Iraq with all those no-bid contracts and all that torture that all but guaranteed arrest for Dicky Cheney and GW Bush in any country other than Wyoming and Texas and Fox News Studios for those two war criminals.
    No, we throw our taxes into a giant pot and wish that OUR money went to places that WE support, but thats not how it works, because then, those of us who pay more would see our money go towards better education (less people would watch Fox News) and less bombs and war machines (less people would watch Fox News).
    Sorry hippy, pay your taxes and watch them get spent on all sorts of shit you totally disagree with, like Obama and his fake trials for "terrorists" in Cuba.



    It has nothing to do with who makes more money and how the gov't spends it. This is about having equal rights as a taxpayer.
    ....and if you can still be legally fired for being gay across more than half the US, then there's a problem - a big one.
    I think you guys (all of us, actually) may need to start another movement.
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    Jul 28, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    GQjock saidYou can't segregate the money that you pay in taxes ..... depending on the programs you like and don't like
    But You CAN use your purchasing power to buy or NOT buy anything on the open market



    it´s not about him liking and not liking... it´s about a disparity in civil rights.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 30, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    This is an excellent point. The government considers us second-class citizens but they are more than happy to accept our money.
    They demand that we pay the same taxes as straight people, but we only get some of the rights. THIS IS BULLSHT.

    If we pay the same as everyone else, we deserve the same rights.
    Isn't it ironic that the people who are bitterly opposing our civil rights -- mostly Republican politicians -- are living off salaries that WE are paying for?
    These same Republican politicians are stridently opposed to government health care -- unless it's for them, then they are happy to accept free health insurance for them and their families -- which we are also paying for!
    But when we dare to ask for equal rights as the other Americans, they repeatedly say NO, we are second class citizens.
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    Jul 30, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Well you can always stop paying taxes or filing taxes.