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So after over 50 years of government spending and redistribution of wealth why haven't we won the "War on Poverty"?
How effective has that money been spent? Have we won yet? How much is enough?
When should we reduce the spending and the number of government workers involved in the war?
Redistribution of wealth in an area that the centralized federal government has no constitutionally based role. Charity should begin at home, within family first.
In the democrat stronghold of St. Corrupt County Illinois, the “leaders” proposed building a civilian airport at Scott Air Force Base. They put it on the ballot, and the people voted against. They “leaders” didn’t accept the will of the people, so they changed it a little bit, and put it on the next ballot. Again, the people voted AGAINST it.
Wrapped in the knowledge that they knew what the people wanted even if the people voted against it TWICE, the democrat “leaders” approved the building of the airport.
It cost hundreds of millions to build, and most of the time it has sat vacant. They’ve given tax money to lure business to it. Some have stayed, but they also gave $250K to a guy who was under indictment in NY for failing to come through on a business in which he’d received tax money to build.
The county board that approved the building refuses to relinquish control to a non-partisan group. One of the highest paid people on the county’s payroll is the director of the airport. He gets bonuses even though the airport continues to lose money. They measure success by the airport losing $1,000,000 less this year than the previous.
Three times (so far) the airport has been featured on NBC’s “The Fleecing of America.”
So, yeah, I don’t have to go that far to see how bad of a job the government does at representing the will of the people and/or spending our tax dollars wisely.
There has been talk of selling the airport to the Air Force for $1 and being done with it. But, the people against that say the FAA will come in and fine the county for not keeping it open. I say, “Let them try.” We’re in 0bama’s home (political) state, St. Corrupt County is referred to as “Cook County South” because it is run like the dems run Chitcago, and we are already $9 BILLION in debt. How is the FAA going to get any money out of this state?
Once the visa is granted, the grantees' spouse can accompany and apply for work in the US.
In the meantime, we can support via social services.
Thank you, Mr. President....... *&^%$#@*.
Taxes on wages (in any form – flat or progressive) are the greatest evil of our American Republic. When government is free to steal from you, there are no limits to waste and abuse in government. If a person chooses to work extra hours or two jobs in order to better provide for themselves or their family, they should not be penalized, but that is what happens. The more you make by working harder and longer, the more money is stolen from you, and given to those who spend their lives living off the hard work of others.
The revenue the government needs to provide legitimate constitutional services should be obtained primarily from a national sales tax instead of a tax on wages. All would pay based on consumption, the more you spend the more you pay. The more luxury you surround yourself with, the more you pay. Your choice. A national sales tax system would capture money spent by criminals and by illegal aliens who currently pay near zero in taxes. There would need to be some exemptions: Cars (already have a federal excise tax) Primary Residence/Rental Properties (vacation homes would be subject to tax/rental profit would be taxed) Fresh Food (Preprocessed foods and prepared meals would be taxed – only fresh/fresh frozen/canned goods would be exempt) Insurance Premiums, Health Care & Certified Education.
Adding another layer of tax to a business would not be fair. Businesses would need to be compensated by keeping a portion of the tax to cover the expense of collection and reporting. A percentage of .20 to .05 would be fair.
It didn’t happen all at once, but the dream that was the United States of America, the Great Republic, has died. Other countries hostile to the idea of true freedom didn’t cause it; it wasn’t caused by a radical religious organization. The downfall of the United States was all from within its own borders, by its own people. The people, for whom others have died, have allowed the country to die a slow death. The me too, me first attitude that started many years ago, along with the idea that all are entitled to the fruits of others hard work, has allowed this country to bleed to death. When the British raised the tax on tea, our forefathers should have just shut up and paid the tax. Almost 240 years later, what has changed? Thousands have died for absolutely nothing.
California needs to be responsible for their environment especially inland waters and the beautiful ocean. Try fishing in the ocean in front of the waste sewage plant in Marina Del Rey. Lots of deformed fish. The Long Beach Harbor where the L.A. River(flood control) dumps garbage into the harbor from gutters through the L.A. area is another sore spot. Most fish I caught in that area as a kid are gone. Shiner perch, fork tail perch, queen fish, halibut and rock crabs are disappearing from the shore line. Big multi gallon plastic containers roll around on the bottom near Belmont pier along with thousands of small balls that wash up on shore. Most beaches run tractors early in the a.m. to remove trash from the sand but the ocean is very polluted. Ever heard of Lake Smells More? That's another story. They have the money but select groups monopolize it for other special purposes. Maybe dividing the state in half would be easier for them to manage their environment.
Msn writers can you add IL-Linois in the article? Please o Please! Is it possible to actually research numbers like this from a computer; as an article writer; and get real numbers. I would expect that with out actually living in all these states it is not possible to come up with valid numbers. Where is the great state that I live in; Its not listed! Shocking! There is not 1 person I know that is enjoying the tax issues here. At the end of the day it cuts into businesses bottom line. More money to the state and less money to the sole proprietors Why would any one keep paying or want to do business here? I cant believe you added the southern states; makes it look like Podunk hick towns. I guess IL-Linois is a real go getter; as in go get the peoples money.
For the person that wanted to know why it was good to see people with money and people with no money in a previous post. Answer: rain and shine cant have just one. Not sure about other people; I have had to work like anyone else.
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