From: mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Some views on Scientology
Message-ID: <1991Jul24.140607.32251@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu>
Date: 24 Jul 91 14:06:07 CDT
References: <yl7lqqc@rpi.edu> <17122@life.ai.mit.edu> <h+9lzll@rpi.edu> <17184@life.ai.mit.edu>
Organization: University of Kansas Academic Computing Services
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In article <17184@life.ai.mit.edu>, whatis@wookumz.gnu.ai.mit.edu (....What Is?....) writes: > In article <h+9lzll@rpi.edu> jimcat@itsgw.rpi.edu (Jim Kasprzak) writes: >>>I was the Director of Inspections and Reports, and I know exactly where >>>the money was going. The org buys its materials from the higher orgs >>>and then sells them, it sends its auditors to higher orgs for training >>>and must pay for them, there's rent, utilities, etc. >> >> It's rather amusing how you keep shooting yourself in the foot on this >>issue. Once again you provide evidence to back up _my_ claim. Aside from >>overhead like rent and utilities, and the small salaries of the org >>workers, where does the money end up going? To the higher orgs. And it >>keeps on going up the ladder till it reaches the top, where it goes >>into the salaries of the few top Church officials, which I'd be willing >>to bet are not so small. > > I'll avoid all the snide comments and have you look at my quoted post > to see WHY the money was going to higher orgs. "The org buys its > materials from the higher orgs and then sells them, it sends its > auditors to higher orgs for training and must pay for them..." We > don't produce the books, E-Meters, etc. in-house, there are higher > organizations like Golden Era Productions that do that sort of stuff. > The higher orgs also have the resources and instructors to train auditors > to higher levels than is available at lower orgs. >

Well, I think most of the engineers in this college would be happy to produce in-house the E-meters you use for the same quality and considerably less than you currently pay for them, unless the price of them has something to do with imbuing them with power, "Oh great LRH, by my paying $1000 for a $10 ohmmeter let it be imbued with the power necessary to track down bad thetans and purge them from the bodies of your most holy servants. Amen."

> Then you put forth the idea that the salaries of the few top Church > officials are not small. Where did you get this idea from? Time > magazine? Did you notice that the author could not produce a single > example? As for where the money goes, it's largely expansion (over 200 > new missions were added worldwide just last year alone) and projects > such as Citizen's Commission on Human Rights and Citizens for an > Alternative Tax System, the latter being devoted to abolishing income > tax and replacing it with a national sales tax, which has benefits I'm > sure you can see. >


Oh, yes, we can see the benefits of sales tax over income tax. Example: a poor person and a rich person both buy $1000 of items using a 5% sales tax as a standard. The poor person earns $10,000 a year; the rich person, $100,000 a year. They both pay the same tax: $50. However, the $50 to the poor man is 1/200th of his total salary; the rich man pays only 1/2000th of his total salary. The rich man is getting the better share by a factor of ten (10), even though they both pay the same tax. Using the current standards of Scientology, this means that if ever their plans were fulfilled, and the world became a world of Scientologists, then the above average people with no money would be placed in with the average, while the average with money to spend would get the benefits. You also have to wonder why an organization which constantly states that they are not a money-making organization is so interested in abolishing the income tax and creating a tax system which favors the rich.

And finally, with a commission on abolishing a tax which favors the poor, how can we take seriously their other Commission on Human Rights? Sounds more like, "Commission on Rich Human Rights" to me!

<SARCASM OFF (for now...)>

> -- > Steve Boswell | This opinion is distributed in the hopes that it > whatis@ucsd.edu | will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY... > whatis@gnu.ai.mit.edu |


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