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When the wealthiest one percent hold a quarter or more of all our nation's wealth, to imagine we can afford to extend tax breaks on that wealth indefinitely is a delusion. One for which our children will receive the bill. If you think taxation is a moral wrong, well, we're not going to agree on much of anything. We may agree that our government spends too much and that spending needs to be reined in; although, I suspect if you also think a progressive tax rate is socialism or fascism, we're going to disagree on what the top priorities of our spending should be on.
There's also the matter of religious delusions. Our kids pay the price for those as well. Whether it's hampering the progress of stem cell research because of a religious perspective on the rights of a blastocyst and the related dilemma of how many Christian souls can fit in a Petri dish, or the damage wrought on our educational, legal, and political processes by religionists, future generations will have to pay that price as well.