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Cake day: July 17th, 2023


  • You won’t respond to this, and that’s fine. But you didn’t answer the most important thing: Why did you post this oh so timely article? Did you post it to try and convince people why you think it is justified or reasonable or whatever sometimes synonym you want to choose (since cause and justification aren’t ALWAYS the same) that Israel is doing what they have been doing continuously for the past 10 months? Or was this news to you that you thought other people didn’t know about?

  • That post is not attempting to justify it. It’s explaining the reason. There’s a difference.

    Torturing a person to death is wrong. But if a person is a victim of rape and domestic violence over a period of time by someone and they end up torturing and killing that person, I think most people understand why they did it.

    Also, why did you post this? Are you trying to justify the actions that have been going on for almost a year now? Do you think it’s OK to kill 30,000 civilians and torture millions more in response to 700 civilians being killed?

  • Because capital gains taxes are only taken when a gain is realized. Me selling my 2 shares of Boeing will get taxed capital gains, but the person holding 200,000 shares and using them as collateral for untaxed loans will get no capital gains taxes assessed.

    Also because making gains in the market is one of the few ways a working class person can set themselves up for retirement (as fucked up as that is), so raising the tax would hurt them more unless you have a tiered structure like we do for income tax brackets.

  • This tax doesn’t affect anyone that actually works for a living

    The average general surgeon in France makes around 230,000 euros before bonuses and all, so there are surgeons out there making 400k euros. I’m pretty sure they work for a living. You also underestimate how hard highly paid corporate executives work. You might not VALUE their work, but most of them work their asses off (even if what they are doing is counterproductive or stupid or worthless).

    This tax doesn’t affect very many people who work for a living, but the people who are wealthy enough to actually not work for a living at all will not be affected either, since this isn’t a tax on wealth.