posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 11:02 PM
My guess is that the city, state, and federal governments all have this notion that by sticking their hands deeper and deeper into the citizen's
pockets, they're actually doing them a favor.
So far, the town on one side of me has upped their local option tax to two percent, the one on the other side adopted a two percent local option tax
within the past 7 years or so. Neither town has actually done A THING that had to do with the reasons they used to con the citizens into allowing the
taxes, yet the taxes still exist OFFICIALLY for the reasons given years ago, yet the school buildings are still in shambles and the city streets
rarely even have holes patched, let alone complete resurfacing *both of which were promised*.
I feel that's how it works all the way up, con the people into taxes, promise them nice, pretty things, screw them in the butt with no lube, fuçk
their dog, shďt in their purse, and run out the side door with no kiss in the morning. Look at Federal Income Tax. This was supposed to be a
temporary thing to help foot the bill for WWII, yet now it's an every day part of everyone's lives. One quarter of my paycheck goes to the Federal
Government, another 7 or 8 per cent to the State. Then comes the 2% local option sales tax, the taxes I pay when I relicense my cars, property taxes,
etc. I'm with smilingsarah82 on this one: WHY?!?
In short, my answer is that the government needs to put it's hands deeper and deeper in to the citizens pockets to line their own.