posted on May, 25 2003 @ 09:42 PM
So, let me get this straight, Ech, I'm supposed to work for my money and then hand it over to the government to spend. Wrong answer.
Over half of what I make goes to taxes. Over half. That's figuring all the different taxes I pay. Now, my state (Alabama) is about to raise taxes
again. Sure, the new governor has cut out alot of stupid spending, but that is beside the point.
But lets look at your list.
Education for all mankind: What difference does it make? I work for a corporation that will pay for employee education, books tuition, everything.
They'll give you approximately 1/2 day off a week to study, and they'll pay you 10,000 bucks for every bachelors degree you pick up. How many
people do you think collect on that? If your guess is low, you are right.
People do not have education owed to them, they need to earn it. Its not my place to pay for their education. Id you'd like to pay for someone's
education, have a couple kids and send them off to school.
Drinkable water for all mankind. An important thing, and something we all need. That is obtainable, assuming people live in places that can viably
support people and some of those people get the education necessary to build the water supply.
Healthy deliveries for all women.
While travelling through an area, a tourist asked a local, "Were any famous people born in this town?" to which the old local responded thoughtful,
"Nope. Only babies."
Again, as areas progress, people become more educated and some of them doctors, this will be. But as of right now, as with the drinking water, who do
you assume should pay this international tax? Communism doesn't seem to be for the worker if you ask me, your ideas are the kind that break the back
of your strongest horse.
Basic health care and nourishment for all mankind.
We tried to help out in Somalia, the people needing the medical and nutritional assistance killed some of us. Maybe they should attempt to go forward
as a community, a culture, and provide this need for themselves. They don't seem to open to outside help.
Norht Korea could sure use some food and medicine, huh? Too bad special eapons and pissing contests with the West is more important. How about Iraq?
We secured their freedom for them, lets see how that all works out. My feeling is what is gained cheaply is thrown away easily, so I imagine to se
them back in the dire straights they were in, both with food, medicine as well as freedom.
Point is, who is to provide this food and medicine? People already donate to the needy. Yet another pledge response letter came to my house just
today. I give on my own will, I need nobody to tell me and tax me.
Eliminating the worst poverty. You say that would only cost 40billion bucks? AS with all your numbers, I think its a bit off, but why should I point
this out late in the game? What is poverty? Not having? Not having what? You already covered the major necessities before this one. Not having a
cadillac? I already pay taxes so that other people in my town can have cadillacs and not work while I driving a tiring Ford a round trip of 90 miles
to the job site. I stand in line at the grocery store buying what I can afford while those ahead of me use that government "credit card" and
purchase (with my freakin' hard-earned tax dollars) some of the most beautiful cuts of meat one could imagine. Meanwhile we try to save for a house
and some land by working our arses off, my wife and I. Don't hand me any garbage about so much money could cure all these things, buddy, I'm all
paid out. All these high-spending liberals and government ticks in Congree need to cough up the money a little while. The ones that tell me these
kinds of things are the ones having the parties to which you speak, use the druggs you talk of... Hell, those intelligent stars that despise this
nation so much and find their way on the TV to bash the war and Bush and all and try to paint him as a bad guy (he might be, but not for their
ignorant, poilitically driven reasons), the money they throw away on drugs, booze, parties, limos and planes could easily feed many of the people you
are worrying about.
Point of the matter to the point of the matter is, why are you telling me (us) this? Are ypou saying that the money that goes to marketing should go
to the people in Somalia? I'll bet William will be pissed as then he'll be poor.
The reason there are poor people and dirty drinking water is not because I have a Ford and a Miller Light, or because Jennifer Anniston has a Limo and
a pound of coke. People suffer for reasons unrelated to the "haves", they suffer for ignorance. And even after they see there's a different way
of doing something, nothing says they will change what they know as the way things have always been.
Why is America successful? Europe? Japan? We are all just as human as anyone else, aren't we?
Why has India known terrible poverty and hunger? After all, the people of India live in an area absolutely rich in natural resources.
I'm sorry if it seems I've attacked you, Ech, that was not my intent. Its just that ever since attending public education, liberal teachers have
tried to make me feel guilty for wasting money on a stinking donut when there are people in Ethiopia who cannot get a handful of grain. Fact is, I'm
wearing my body out trying to earn enough for some land and a house, to put my kids through school and have enough set back so as not to be a burden
on anyone when I get old and people who think they know how to spend money better than I do tax me like my money is actually theirs.
Screw them and screw any damned-body who thinks I shouldn't get a tax break. The Founding Fathers went to war at 15%; where have we let them take us