With all the nasty dialogue over the current tax reform proposal, a few simple words come to mind: We should all agree to disagree. This was the conclusion I shared after a recent dispute with a friend over which football game to watch. We had tickets to the Eagles and he still wanted to go, but with the weather not looking good I preferred going to a local sports bar. The discussion got heated but eventually we resumed to enjoying our breakfast. He took someone else to see the Birds and I went alone to the bar. Later that week another argument ensued, this time with a relative at dinner over Social Security. She is supportive of the program whereas I am not. This, too, was spirited, until the same magic words were uttered. This time, however, I was the only one who truly wanted to abide by it. The payroll taxes listed on my next paycheck will not reflect my opposition. Such is the nature of the fundamental difference between capitalism — pure, laissez-faire capitalism — and socialism, in all its degrees and forms. With the latter, even if I disagree, I am forced to comply. You can see this playing out with the tax debate. To libertarians like myself, the GOP-backed bill passed Friday in the Senate is flawed in that doesn’t go far enough, and the lack of accompanying spending cuts especially presents a concern. But the leftist complaints are downright silly, especially those from the “elites.” Start with the recent Tom Steyer op-ed in the Los Angeles Times: “I’m a billionaire. Please raise my taxes.”  (Yes, that really was the title.)  The activist author of the piece accused the Republicans of both greed and selfishness, writing: “[B]illionaires like Trump, and me, can more than afford to pay our fair share.” Which brings us to the Dec. 1 tweets of ABC political analyst Matthew Dowd: “Any tax savings that I might get from this unfair and mean-spirited GOP tax bill I will donate to charities to help the poor and vulnerable. Who is with me?” Any tax savings that i might get from this unfair and mean spirited gop tax bill i will donate to charities to help the poor and vulnerable. Who is with me? — Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 1, 2017