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02-10-2008, 08:14 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Richard Day Quote
Well, strangely I feel no pain, we just have different goals in life.

You may have a society based around low consumer costs, minimal or no tax and minimal or no welfare.

We, on the other hand, have a society with more of a social conscience and welfare system the envy of the world. I would rather pay reasonable taxes and live in the EU/UK than anywhere else in the world, where old age or good health isn't a lottery based upon whether you are rich or not.

Being of a certain age and with some challenging health issues, plus having a 92 year old mother who has the finest care available, I have a certain perspective on this!

I think things may change for the better over there in the future, but I suspect it will take some time before personal greed is outweighed by the social good.

I'm happy to pay a bit more for the benefits we have.

Each to their own!
All I said was that I was happy to pay no tax on a consumer item and expressed sympathy for those that have to. You come back with a treatise on why you think the UK is so much better than the US. That strikes me as a bit arrogant.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tbear Quote
All I said was that I was happy to pay no tax on a consumer item and expressed sympathy for those that have to. You come back with a treatise on why you think the UK is so much better than the US. That strikes me as a bit arrogant.
I truly apologise if I triggered a nerve, but I am not alone in my views, arrogant or otherwise, it's purely an irrational zenophobic reaction to the assumption that everything is better in the USA.

I realise that this is not the place to expound on political or social matters beyond photography, but sometimes we have to realise that even talking about pricing is "doing politics".

YMMV, and as I said "each to their own" and I hope we agree that it's now best left alone!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tbear Quote
All I said was that I was happy to pay no tax on a consumer item and expressed sympathy for those that have to. You come back with a treatise on why you think the UK is so much better than the US. That strikes me as a bit arrogant.
To me, it is more like he is pointing some fundamental differences between a socialist society vs a highly capitalist society. They both have points going for them and some against them. I don't see anywhere that the UK is better for that, just that it works for him. Which one is better is highly debatable but I don't think this forum is the place for that. If you think pointing some fundamental differences is arrogant, then so be it.
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To me, it is more like he is pointing some fundamental differences between a socialist society vs a highly capitalist society. They both have points going for them and some against them. I don't see anywhere that the UK is better for that, just that it works for him. Which one is better is highly debatable but I don't think this forum is the place for that. If you think pointing some fundamental differences is arrogant, then so be it.
Basically he said that we care more about lower taxes than our poor or our sick. I certainly do not count myself in that category and I believe that most Americans are not in that category. This November we will have an opportunity to prove it to the world.

But, you are entitled to think whatever you want. You can think that what he stated was a reasonable thing to say in response to my original comment. So be it.

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I truly apologise if I triggered a nerve, but I am not alone in my views, arrogant or otherwise, it's purely an irrational zenophobic reaction to the assumption that everything is better in the USA.

I realise that this is not the place to expound on political or social matters beyond photography, but sometimes we have to realise that even talking about pricing is "doing politics".

YMMV, and as I said "each to their own" and I hope we agree that it's now best left alone!

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Apology accepted It takes a man to admit when he is wrong, and I am happy to see that you are indeed a man.
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Apology accepted It takes a man to admit when he is wrong, and I am happy to see that you are indeed a man.
Wooo Hooo! - Finally, at 63, I've matured into manhood (although my wife will strongly disagree!).

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the uk launch is set for early march as SRS are having a Pentax Roadshow on the 8th March with a Pentax Rep with the new camera + lens + specials deals on them for that day!
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I guess if you buy in Europe you may deduct VAT but will have to pay import duty, no idea how much that would be from the EU.

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