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ringo
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Message 29 of 108 (762965)
07-18-2015 12:06 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by ICANT
07-18-2015 1:02 AM


Re: how can the Supreme Court make an unconstitutional decision?
ICANT writes:
But they made a law.
What the courts do is like writing documentation as opposed to writing software. They can only tell you how to use the software. They can show you the workarounds to do what the developers never intended but only the developers can actually change the code.

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ringo
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Message 86 of 108 (763079)
07-20-2015 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 68 by foreveryoung
07-19-2015 8:41 PM


Re: how can the Supreme Court make an unconstitutional decision?
foreveryoung writes:
A tax is used to raise revenue for the government. A penalty is used to dissuade you from a behavior.... Quite a difference.
Not much of a difference really. A government can use either taxes or penalties to get a corporation to comply with environmental standards, for example. From the corporation's viewpoint, it doesn't matter what you call it; it's all about the bottom line.

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