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Justifying taxes/ handicapped people requiring assistance watch

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    The other day, I was in the middle of a debate, where I was in favour of taxation as a way to help the needy/ people who need money ( disabled people requiring funds for treatment etc).

    I said that we have a moral right to help others who are less fortunate- and I got such an answer- 'That's not a proper rationale. Their disability should not entitle them to taxpayers' money. your reasons are just linked to personal emotions and doesn't constitute a proper reason'.

    Okay, that promptly disgusted me.

    what do you think? Isn't moral responsibility just enough?

    but surely morals are an individual thing? and so whos morals are used to make the decision
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