posted on Sep, 14 2003 @ 12:19 AM
Taxes go towards funding:
-Roads and Waterways
-Research and Schools, Colleges
-Search and Rescue services
-Arts and Humanities
-Large scale building projects
-Social Security and Welfare
Ok, so, in the United States, a great deal of your day to day needs are supported by taxes you have paid to your individual state, that is, your kids
go to a school provided by your local school district, your streets are paid for by your city or county, etc, etc... But, many people don't realize
that the things that tie everyone together... and advance our society... are supported by the Federal government. Yes, states fund their individual
universities, but the big-time grants that actually advance research at those institutions usually come from the Federal side of things (or a
corporation that can only exist in a world where its assets are protected by the Federal government).
Yes, I know its "your money" and not the government's which is doing all this... But, still, no matter if you tear down the government, whatever
you put in its place will still have to raise taxes to do the same things.
And... destroying the Federal government and relying on super state governments only will just result in a fractured, regionalized, and nearly feudal
government. This is more so if you think we should go entirely private... A society where all things are funded through private sources would,
eventually, devolve into one with mercenary, elite, and detached warrior castes and landless, toiling, peasants.
My suggestion: When the truth comes out, investigate and punish those who have commited crimes or subverted the nation. Tear holes into the Defense
Department. However, there is no reason why things like health, education, and transportation should suffer.
[Edited on 14-9-2003 by onlyinmydreams]