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Originally posted by Off_The_Street
You got my last WAY ABOVE vote for this month, bud. Keep up the good work and sane economic thinking.
Remember, we're working for Freedom -- because Freedom works!
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
I don't even know what you are talking about Dawn.
The Fed is inept at covering the problem. Give us our damn money back and let us use it how we want.
How is that hard to get. Trust me that more would benifit than suffer, and those suffering would benifit from those that benifited.
am tired of hearing it dawnstar! I make $12 per hour, in a very high cost of living area of the country, and I support my wife, mother in law, and four children. We have private medical insurance. We have good cars and clothes. My wife and I are both students. We save money. We do just fine, because we manage our money well, we make good decisions.
But the these leeches want to take from me to feed their own children! WHY? I feed my children just fine, I take care of myself and family, let them do the same! It is not my responsibility to feed your kids, I have a hard enough time taking care of my own without you people sending your jack-booted tax-thugs to steal my money to pay for others who don’t work as hard.
I don’t want to pay for your social security! I don’t want to pay for children to eat! I don’t want to pay for your medical, or for your children to see a doctor! If I did, I would. It is robbery! You take an honest mans resources at gun point, and then make excuses!
Cavscout takes care of cavscouts own, and doesn’t have enough to take care of you and yours!
If I can feed my children, then there is no reason another cant feed theirs. NO EXCUSES!
Originally posted by lchoro
Then you're probably getting a lot of support from the federal, state, and local governments that you're not aware.
First, if you're making 24,000 a year with a wife and four kids, you're entitled to the Earned Income Tax Credit of around 4,000 per year. The lowest 20 percentile of taxfilers pay a tax rate of -5.3 percent because of this subsidy. This effectively rebates almost all of the 6.2 percent payroll tax for Social Security.
you have four kids and the public school system is definitely not free to those of who have to pay real estate taxes. In Northern Virginia, the cost per pupil is over 12,000 per year. If you're the immigrant parent of a kid with limited English skills or the parent of a kid with anti-social or psychological problems, then you're costing the taxpayers around 20,000 for special ed. Now, making 24,000 per year and having four kids who are likely to be attending the public schools now or in the near future at a cost of at least 12,000 per kid, how do you come off telling people that you're taking care of your own?
Pull our military out of the 150+ countries we are in, there’s a big chunk of change. Get rid of public schools, seeing as they don’t even teach enough to read and write.
Well, as I stated, if you were taxed less, you could save more for those rainy days and you wouldn’t need to have the government steal my money on your behalf. What, you don't trust yourself to save? "Please, IRS, don't trust me to be responsible with my own money, I'd probably blow it all!" Sounds like a personal problem to me, one that you should not drag others into.
They are. Sorry to say, but what does a leach do? It sucks the life-blood out of its victim. What is the life-blood of our society? Currency. Just as a leach sucks its host's most valuable resource, so do social leaches suck our most valuable resources.
Maybe Americans should lower our standards. Ever seen how some of the poorer countries live? Our "poor" are their middle class.
Originally posted by dawnstar
Then maybe we should just do away with the concept of government, since they have been taking the money against the people's will since the beginning of time.
Originally posted by dawnstar
As far as social security goes, I am sorry, but I think the government has an obligation ...