Which is ethically worse: cheating on your taxes, or cheating on your SAT?
The SAT you only hurt yourself..Taxes you hurt the country
If you're cheating on your taxes, it's because you don't like the government stealing your hard-earned money. It's not unethical at all. Taxes are the only thing unethical.
Cheating is cheating. There is not difference.
Maybe I should have cheated on the English section of my SAT. "There is no difference."
If you cheat on your SATs, you are just cheating yourself.
I had no idea so many other people felt the way I do about taxes.
*Cheating on theft
Taxation is theft
How would you even cheat on the SATs anyway? Besides looking off of whoever is sitting next to you, obviously.
People pay people to go in and take it for them
I if you're smart enough to cheat on the SAT you could've gone to the college you want anyway
Jesus everyone ranting about taxes being theft or immoral. Maybe it's theft by definition, but a functioning government requires money. Should we have no roads, army, or courts? Would you guys rather live in tribes?
No, but if we had voluntary taxes then it wouldn't be theft, and the US military would actually have to focus on defending ourselves instead of running a round pulling the trigger on any country ending in "Istan," creating more enemies down the line so they could profit
I think you'd find many including myself that see taxes as theft and immoral but a necessary evil that should be minimized. It at the very least is a strong factor in determining the appropriate level of government that many others want to ignore.
"And lo unto them the State said 'let there be roads!' And there were roads and it was good."
Book of Statism 1:1-2
SAT. Because you are cheating may have qualified you into a college that the other student who didn't cheat didn't make the cut.
Taxes...well the government screws you, you can screw it.
honestly who cares if you cheat on your sat
many colleges stopped looking at it anyhow
Soon college will be free and it won't matter.
It will be more of a reason. If college is free more students will apply to schools. More students applying means more students they have to look through to find the top ones.
Cheating is cheating.
Look at all these edgy motherfuckers "taxation is theft" get real.
Well, it is
I somewhat agree with you but at the same time it's absolutely ridiculous
Not really, its extraction of value from someone by force, without consent. What else do you need?
You can try to justify it or rationalize it, doesn't change what it is
You sounded very anti capitalist there rebel
Comrade not sure how you heard that
Cheating the thief or the teacher
Taxes are immoral
Lmao @kermie got offended and had my comment deleted because i said "tea nìgger"
Cheating on the SAT exam is trying to deceive people in order to get something you don't deserve. "Cheating" on taxes is like trying to deceive a group a robbers about your hidden valuables.
I was trying to come up with a smart way to say it.....and you got it perfect!
Tax evasion is patriotic & heroic.
Cheating on SAT could give you someone else's spot in the school. Taxes, well we are taxed too much already so in ok with that
Cheating on taxes hurts everybody. Cheating on an SAT will only get you into a college you're not prepared for
Actually cheating on your taxes will benefit everybody, by keeping currency in the private sector, therefore available for growth.
Alex nailed it
...and adamcw is a dirty, filthy, stinkin' commie...
Cheating taxes is almost in the thief realm. As far as cheating on SAT, those who were fortunate enough in high school could hire personal tutors galore, which shows advantages already exist.
Lol. Reducing he burden of theft is almost in the theft realm.
Cheating on taxes is almost theft?! Lol, so not paying your bills is almost like theft too eh?
Key word is cheating. If you lose a job and financially unable to pay a bill, no cheating is involved. Breaking a law by tax evasion is cheating.
and why is that bad
OR you lie about your financial situation to avoid paying a bill just like you can lie about your financial situation to avoid paying more taxes.
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa......whoa
"Cheating" the thieves, by wanting to keep MY wages that I trade my life and labor for, makes ME the thief?
It must be a three ring circus in your head. How do you rationalize such bullshit?
Are you taking a sh!t right now? Firefighters, police, and military are the ones trading their lives so that you can work a fucking nine to five.
Well I'm a military reservist so what about me? Honestly, what you just said is just incorrect.
A part of me saw that coming. Sry dude. Taxes do pay for military though. And it's not cheating to take all the breaks you can get, that's just the law - even loop holes. But lying to pay less is definitely theft.
Lol no it isn't. I can't steal what's mine
You cheat on your taxes you were cheating the nation, you cheat on your SATs you are cheating yourself
NONE! Sounds like a nation of corruption, idiots and abusers.
if you cheat on your taxes, you don't pay the government what you should for one year. If you cheat on your SAT, you get into a better college on false pretenses, you may get better jobs on false pretenses, and that college will give you cheaper tuition and possibly even spending money. those jobs will be giving you monetary reward for the rest of your life, all because you faked a high SAT score.
Avoiding theft and extortion or fraud
Don't forget funding terrorism
I have a very hard time understanding what cheating is, so I can't rightly judge which is worse.
Cheating while in competition is always worse. Yes, the SAT is a competition.
Neither. If your not cheating your not trying. Sometimes you get caught, sometimes you slip through.
SAT definitely by cheating you're putting yourself at an advantage to get yourself into a better college than someone who studied hard to do well on it. Cheating another person is worse than cheating the government.
Cheating taxes is the same way, though. If you cheat, everyone else has to pay more. They worked hard for that money. You're not cheating the government out of money--they have to make up the revenue either way--you're cheating every single other taxpayer.
Veritas "if you cheat everyone else pays more."
Even IF your theory was correct, which it isn't on its face, based in the median income, tax brackets, one person's taxes, even if the "cheater" didn't pay a cent in and the IRS spread it out amongst every other working American it would come out to .002 cents per person.
There's just so much wrong with what you said.
If the government aren't people who are they?
Of course everyone else has to pay more. The money has to be made up from someone. Honest people pay. Tax evaders don't. I'm sorry you're having trouble with this, rebel.
And I'm sorry you're having trouble with people keeping the fruits of their labor
Yes. My preference is that people keep the fruits of their labor and not be forced to use those fruits to pay for cheaters.
You clearly support more of a socialist view than I do.
Then you fail to comprehend what I've said. Youve been on SOH long enough to know that's incorrect.
Cheating on taxes strikes me as being more unethical, since it can also be charged as a crime. Cheating on an SAT is not necessarily a criminal act, unless through forgery you misrepresent yourself, or someone misrepresents themselves for you.
So a "crime" is always unethical? You wanna reconsider that before I destroy that statement?
No, rebel. Actually, I think I know where you're headed with this, and we'd probably agree. I tried to draw the connection HERE, ONLY as it pertains in the present, to THIS poll. I did so, with the understanding that our tax system is enforced, under penalty. Without venturing any farther astray than my answer to this poll, with the understanding I'm only offering an opinion based on the reality of consequence for tax fraud, am I really so far off base?
Well I don't see things that way but we've probably gone down the "just because its illegal doesn't make it wrong" road before
Cheating on taxes is unethical.. Ha! It's unethical to steal billions of dollars from a working people, by threat of force, to fund an illegal corporate government that continues to undermine the liberty of its people and murder thousands of innocent people overseas. Protecting what you earned from these thieves is the most heroic thing you can do. Maybe when they start abiding by their constitutional restrictions, then I might be willing to put some money forward.
And don't give me the BS about welfare. We've become so reliant on the state and desensitized to the problems of people that we've lost our sense of humanity and charity. Let's start working within our communities to help one another and stop taking table scraps from the elites.
You deserve all of the awards my good sir.
Thank you! Here's to being liberated from institutional brainwashing! Cheers!
Neither are bad
I think taxes. It means someone with the integrity you lack will be picking up your share of the bill. Freaking freeloader. Cheating on the SAT shows the same kind of absence of character, but it doesn't have the same broad effect. At most you get the spot the last applicant above the cutoff should have gotten, but you'll fail out and that spot will open up soon enough.
Taxation is theft tho
I'd say SAT. Taxes are higher than they ought to be.
Seriously...cheating is bad regardless
The SAT (like all standardized testing) and how we use it ends up cheating a lot of people itself. But taxes are your obligation to your neighbors for all they do for you.
If you don't like the taxes you are paying you should work have have them changed. Cheating on you taxes is unethical regardless of whether you think the government uses the money appropriately.
I encourage cheating taxes
That's the most unpatriotic thing I could imagine.
Wow. Reported. @Tony these people are ruining your app.
No over-sensitive pusses like you ruin it. Report me I don't give a shìt.
I said SATs since I think the bigger crime is how the government uses my tax dollars.
Did you know that statistics show that 75% of the money going to welfare is actually used to administer the program. WASTE!!!
Where did you get that statistic?
LOL. God bless.
Bless his heart, he's foolish enough to get "news" from former drug addict Rush Limbaugh.
Not in the mood to read all that, this has a simple chart.
If you cheat on your SAT, you'll get in a better school. Which leads to a better job and you'll pay MORE in taxes throughout your lifetime. So that's a good thing. YAY!
SAT you mostly hurt yourself and at most....1 person you might have bumped. Cheating on taxes....especially if you are wealthy....hurts all of society.
I hate both, but jail time is worse than waiting a month to retake an exam, or you can apply to sat optional schools.