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While most people don't enjoy paying taxes, most understand why we do.
Not sure of your point. I'm not rich and I try to pay no more tax than I should. But the rich actually do "contribute" more than the rest of us. Even though they pay only what is required.
The people who pay taxes that actually make significant deposits are the people who use accountants to minimize tax payments.
Higher-income households pay much more in federal taxes than do their lower-income counterparts: They have a much greater share of the nation’s before-tax income, and they pay a much larger proportion of that income in taxes. Households in the top quintile (including the top percentile) paid 68.8 percent of all federal taxes, households in the middle quintile paid 9.1 percent, and those in the bottom quintile paid 0.4 percent of federal taxes.
Let's assume that you got everyone to go on a tax boycott. Employers not taking any taxes out of employee paychecks, no one paying any income taxes whatsoever.
Here's what would happen.
Federal, state, and local governments would shut down. Police, fire, garbage, sewer... all shut down.
The question is, why would anyone want the downfall of society? I wonder what the obsession is with wanting to cause untold amount of civilian deaths, destruction of our way of life, order, any semblance of safety?
Is your life so boring that you would wish to plunge all of society back into the dark ages once again? Does anyone ever learn anything from history? The dark ages weren't fun.
reply to post by iammrhappy86
I agree that the government's priority should be it's own citizen's first. I think that with political pressure, voting the right people into office, a solid country wide effort to be truly informed on the real issues. Fighting to get special interests and corporate lobbying out of government. Then, you would see a gradual and effective change for the better.
I think it's a much better idea than to destroy the world economy, crumble society into dust, and throw humanity back into the dark ages costing the lives of thousands of people. (and that's before the roving gangs of murderous thugs start roaming the country raping and pillaging the weak, the progressive pandemics of plagues, rampant starvation etc.)
If martial law is declared, the people don't stand a chance...
No amount of guns and ammo could withstand our military force. =\
Given the fact that some of our troops participated in drone-missile-shredding a 68 year-old grandmother in a garden (with children), you may be right. The behavior of our troops and NGO's in foreign lands speaks to the future of our country. It does not get much darker or twisted than this.
Given the sheep-like daze that has engulfed our citizenry, I worry for our children and grandchildren.
reply to post by TwiTcHomatic
Reckon we should go back to Trench warfare?, I sure hope not. Think the robot should probably get destroyed and not me thanks. Just seems better that way for some reason.
In the UK we have no choice they take tax before we get our pay so im guessing they would just do to the same to you
in the uk all taxes are compulsory and taken from employers before pay is distributed healthcare included
in America Obamacare is the first step toward this .