and I completely agree with Sarge \\ neither side has much interest in changing/listening. sometimes I just hope the "thoughts" and "ideas" nag in the back of their minds a bit.
I got "unfriended" by an old classmate last week due to a similar situation... discussing taxes. Civil, rational, and yes, winning the debate.... he deleted the entire thread. And then unfriended me. I calmly sent a message saying I expected better from him. I received the new friend requested, and declined. You don't always hafta agree with me..... civil discussion is more than welcome. I sometimes hear the other person's point of view. I do try to be open minded. Although I admit it does not always work for me.