Who has the right to your money?

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    I mean personally. Consider your paycheck every week/two weeks/month.

    Who has a right to use that money the way they want, without your say or control? Is this right in your mind? Why yes or no?

    The government?
    The Church?
    Your neighbor?
    Your friends?
    Total Strangers?
    A business?

    I'm curious to see who has what to say on that subject when it comes to their personal finance.
     
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    well its the governments money, so I guess, whatever they tell me I can keep...



    what?:eusa_eh:..no?
     
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    Well... I think the operative word here, per usual, is "right". First, define what you think a right is, where it comes from, how it is ensured or protected, and whether or not rights can disappear or be revoked and if new ones emerge? I mean, I suppose a whole lot of the folks here might contend that the guy with the loaded weapon decides about who has the "right". Right?
     
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    What with the attitude of most liberals on this board, I certainly am not on that list.
     
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    great... the ever mutable definition of 'is'. :rolleyes:

    you tell me, since you're using the relativist philosophy on the word 'right' what it means to you.
     
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    Actually it is the government's money.

    The government issues the money.
     
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    and there ya go, thx for weighing in, you must be a hot at parties....:rolleyes:
     
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    So the government can take all your money any time it wants leaving you with nothing?

    Just asking if this is what you mean.

    Does your labor, time, effort and skill mean nothing? Do you not earn anything you have?
     
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    I didn't ask the question so I'm not sure that MY definition will help answer YOUR question.

    For me, a "right" is only as meaningful as the power to ensure that right. You can claim a "right" to your whole paycheck but there are others who claim a "right" to some of it. So... who has the power to ensure their "right"?

    I mean...this question can be addressed in a few different ways, is all I'm saying. And i would choose to address it from a realist perspective.
     
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