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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby AFAmmo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:39 pm

Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


As a federal agent, I voluntarily pay $28.50 from every one of my pay checks to support my local union. That is money that I have worked for. No outside money goes to support our union.


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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby louisf1 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:39 pm

Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby Richbirdhunter » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:42 pm

louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


I'm saying that government employees pay taxes, on the money given to them from the private sector
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby mojo84 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:45 pm

Richbirdhunter wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


I'm saying that government employees pay taxes, on the money given to them from the private sector


That money isn't given to the public sector employee. They, at least most, work for it. Get real.


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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby Richbirdhunter » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:52 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


I'm saying that government employees pay taxes, on the money given to them from the private sector


That money isn't given to the public sector employee. They, at least most, work for it. Get real.


I'm real, it seems that I've had a few run ins with you before. I'm sure you're a great guy, but I have my own opinions. I'm not worried though, I'll win you over.
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby mojo84 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:01 pm

Richbirdhunter wrote:
mojo84 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


I'm saying that government employees pay taxes, on the money given to them from the private sector


That money isn't given to the public sector employee. They, at least most, work for it. Get real.


I'm real, it seems that I've had a few run ins with you before. I'm sure you're a great guy, but I have my own opinions. I'm not worried though, I'll win you over.


So, you don't dispute my comment about the public sector employees working for their paychecks?
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby Oldgringo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:08 pm

jimlongley wrote:Well, in two cases, "Ralph" and "Frank" worked too.

One was my lieutenant in the NY State Park Police, the other was a friend who eventually became a warden.

We all address each other by first names here in Region One of MT F, W & P.


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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby Richbirdhunter » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:08 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
mojo84 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


I'm saying that government employees pay taxes, on the money given to them from the private sector


That money isn't given to the public sector employee. They, at least most, work for it. Get real.


I'm real, it seems that I've had a few run ins with you before. I'm sure you're a great guy, but I have my own opinions. I'm not worried though, I'll win you over.


So, you don't dispute my comment about the public sector employees working for their oaychecks?


Not at all
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby VMI77 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:26 am

mojo84 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.


Every police officer I've had contact with in an official capacity used "Mr." and "Sir" when addressing me. That's plenty respectful in my book.


I have too, in the South. When I was in the Northeast I had a couple of officers greet me with a string of profanities.
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby VMI77 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:37 am

louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


Government employees can't pay taxes. If I give you $100 and you give me back $10 have you paid me $10? Paying taxes with tax dollars is nothing more than bookkeeping. This reality infuriates many government employees but it doesn't change the reality. If all your income is from government employment paid with tax dollars, you don't pay taxes. You're a net tax consumer, period. Those who are privately employed are net tax providers.
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby mojo84 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:41 am

VMI77 wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


Government employees can't pay taxes. If I give you $100 and you give me back $10 have you paid me $10? Paying taxes with tax dollars is nothing more than bookkeeping. This reality infuriates many government employees but it doesn't change the reality. If all your income is from government employment paid with tax dollars, you don't pay taxes. You're a net tax consumer, period. Those who are privately employed are net tax providers.


I disagree with this premise completely. If one trades their time, effort, labor and expertise for money, that money is their's and any taxes taken out are taxes paid just like we pay. Now, if we were talking about the government agency itself, I would agree.

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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby VMI77 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:00 pm

mojo84 wrote:
VMI77 wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


Government employees can't pay taxes. If I give you $100 and you give me back $10 have you paid me $10? Paying taxes with tax dollars is nothing more than bookkeeping. This reality infuriates many government employees but it doesn't change the reality. If all your income is from government employment paid with tax dollars, you don't pay taxes. You're a net tax consumer, period. Those who are privately employed are net tax providers.


I disagree with this premise completely. If one trades their time, effort, labor and expertise for money, that money is their's and any taxes taken out are taxes paid just like we pay. Now, if we were talking about the government agency itself, I would agree.


You can disagree with the premise but it doesn't change the math. The source of the funds used to pay the taxes are taxes. If a government employee works for X and he pays Y in taxes his real salary is X-Y. His "taxes" went right back into the same pot that paid his salary (this is an obvious simplification since there are different taxing entities than the one a given employee works for, but it's still just bookkeeping). It's a fiction that is maintained largely because it simplifies the accounting, since taxes are assessed by a variety of different taxing authorities. I'm not suggesting there is anything nefarious about it or that there aren't government employees whose labor earns their salary.

Also, I disagree with your premise that if one labors for money that the money is theirs. This may have been more or less true prior to 1913 but since then, not so much. The only limit on how much of your labor the government can appropriate is the prevailing political consensus. And not only can the government directly appropriate your labor in monetary form, it can, does, and is appropriating the labor of your children and grandchildren by the subterfuge of deficit spending. In the not too distant future when this whole house of cards comes tumbling down you may also see the product of your labor expropriated in a bank bail-in --if you have funds in banks or equivalent institutions.

BTW, my oldest son works for the government, so don't construe my remarks as bashing government employees.
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby Charlies.Contingency » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:54 pm

VMI77 wrote:
mojo84 wrote:
VMI77 wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


Government employees can't pay taxes. If I give you $100 and you give me back $10 have you paid me $10? Paying taxes with tax dollars is nothing more than bookkeeping. This reality infuriates many government employees but it doesn't change the reality. If all your income is from government employment paid with tax dollars, you don't pay taxes. You're a net tax consumer, period. Those who are privately employed are net tax providers.


I disagree with this premise completely. If one trades their time, effort, labor and expertise for money, that money is their's and any taxes taken out are taxes paid just like we pay. Now, if we were talking about the government agency itself, I would agree.


You can disagree with the premise but it doesn't change the math. The source of the funds used to pay the taxes are taxes. If a government employee works for X and he pays Y in taxes his real salary is X-Y. His "taxes" went right back into the same pot that paid his salary (this is an obvious simplification since there are different taxing entities than the one a given employee works for, but it's still just bookkeeping). It's a fiction that is maintained largely because it simplifies the accounting, since taxes are assessed by a variety of different taxing authorities. I'm not suggesting there is anything nefarious about it or that there aren't government employees whose labor earns their salary.

Also, I disagree with your premise that if one labors for money that the money is theirs. This may have been more or less true prior to 1913 but since then, not so much. The only limit on how much of your labor the government can appropriate is the prevailing political consensus. And not only can the government directly appropriate your labor in monetary form, it can, does, and is appropriating the labor of your children and grandchildren by the subterfuge of deficit spending. In the not too distant future when this whole house of cards comes tumbling down you may also see the product of your labor expropriated in a bank bail-in --if you have funds in banks or equivalent institutions.

BTW, my oldest son works for the government, so don't construe my remarks as bashing government employees.

It depends on the way you look at it. In your simplified form, pretty much, they don't pay taxes. When you complicate matters with what taxes they pay, the money goes in several different directions. So a government employee IS paying taxes, because not all of those taxes are going back to the "pot" that pays him/her. Considering where the money routes on the way back to the account that pays him/her, it's so minute that it may not even be a calculable number. Taxes go to pay a lot of things. So money paid to a government employee that is returned to the government in the form of taxes does go back to the government which paid the employee, but it's so terribly complicated it's not worth discussing.

The premise is correct in a sense, but it's accuracy is not quite right. I don't like to think of employees/workers as consumers though, because to me, that belittles everything that they do.
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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby Oldgringo » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:59 am

Boy Howdy! Talk about thread drift..... :headscratch

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Re: How To Address a Game Warden?

Postby VMI77 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:15 am

Charlies.Contingency wrote:
VMI77 wrote:
mojo84 wrote:
VMI77 wrote:
louisf1 wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:
3dfxMM wrote:
Richbirdhunter wrote:I'm just kind and respectful, but I'm not a very formal guy. On the otherside of the coin, I've never been addressed as Taxpayer Rich by any government employee before. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for all of my hard work too.

You being a taxpayer doesn't distinguish you from them. They pay them too.


As a private sector person, I earn everything my family needs plus enough to help fund the government, there's isn't a single government employee that pays for everything his family needs plus the needs of others. That's why they used to public servants. Not to mention how insulting it is that same public employees are union members as well. The taxpayers pay the salaries and union dues. To protect the government employee from the government.


Are you saying public employees don't pay taxes? Please explain yourself better.


Government employees can't pay taxes. If I give you $100 and you give me back $10 have you paid me $10? Paying taxes with tax dollars is nothing more than bookkeeping. This reality infuriates many government employees but it doesn't change the reality. If all your income is from government employment paid with tax dollars, you don't pay taxes. You're a net tax consumer, period. Those who are privately employed are net tax providers.


I disagree with this premise completely. If one trades their time, effort, labor and expertise for money, that money is their's and any taxes taken out are taxes paid just like we pay. Now, if we were talking about the government agency itself, I would agree.


You can disagree with the premise but it doesn't change the math. The source of the funds used to pay the taxes are taxes. If a government employee works for X and he pays Y in taxes his real salary is X-Y. His "taxes" went right back into the same pot that paid his salary (this is an obvious simplification since there are different taxing entities than the one a given employee works for, but it's still just bookkeeping). It's a fiction that is maintained largely because it simplifies the accounting, since taxes are assessed by a variety of different taxing authorities. I'm not suggesting there is anything nefarious about it or that there aren't government employees whose labor earns their salary.

Also, I disagree with your premise that if one labors for money that the money is theirs. This may have been more or less true prior to 1913 but since then, not so much. The only limit on how much of your labor the government can appropriate is the prevailing political consensus. And not only can the government directly appropriate your labor in monetary form, it can, does, and is appropriating the labor of your children and grandchildren by the subterfuge of deficit spending. In the not too distant future when this whole house of cards comes tumbling down you may also see the product of your labor expropriated in a bank bail-in --if you have funds in banks or equivalent institutions.

BTW, my oldest son works for the government, so don't construe my remarks as bashing government employees.

It depends on the way you look at it. In your simplified form, pretty much, they don't pay taxes. When you complicate matters with what taxes they pay, the money goes in several different directions. So a government employee IS paying taxes, because not all of those taxes are going back to the "pot" that pays him/her. Considering where the money routes on the way back to the account that pays him/her, it's so minute that it may not even be a calculable number. Taxes go to pay a lot of things. So money paid to a government employee that is returned to the government in the form of taxes does go back to the government which paid the employee, but it's so terribly complicated it's not worth discussing.

The premise is correct in a sense, but it's accuracy is not quite right. I don't like to think of employees/workers as consumers though, because to me, that belittles everything that they do.


I pretty much agree and that's pretty much what I said. The taxes being paid don't go into the same tax pot so they're paying taxes to different entities but the source is still taxes. I don't see it as belittling to say that government employees are tax consumers. My son is a government employee and as such is a tax consumer, not a tax generator. Does his labor have value? I think so. Is it a necessary government function? Not really....it could be performed by the private sector and probably have the same value.

So, why isn't it? If it was a private function the industry itself, and hence, those choosing to buy its products would have to pay for it. Instead, everyone has to pay for it whether they buy the product or not, making it in effect a subsidy and therefore a benefit to that industry. And that's what a lot of our current government is...a vehicle for socializing costs for the corporate interests with sufficient political power while allowing the privatization of profits. Corporate rent seeking.
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