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Originally posted by Krieger
This is the plan. Obama will cut it for the bottom 90%. He will cut it more then McCain will. But that's apparently a bad thing. The Bottom 90% need to be taxed so the top 10% can get more tax money. After all they get more tax money through corporate welfare from the government then every little person on welfare has in the entire history of welfare. But that poor black man getting 300dollars a month is the problem not the old white billionaire getting 20billion dollars.
I would rather they get rid of the Federal Income tax, altogether like Dr.Paul proposes. Rather than installing or perpetuating some taxing scheme that has roots in envy, the likes of; "Lets tax the rich, because they are rich!"
Originally posted by iamcamouflage
I hear many Paul supporters talk about getting rid of income taxes and many of the programs that the govt has. I'm not opposed to shrinking the size of govt but the question that I have is: How do we pay for the exisiting and future social infrastructure? How do we pay for police, fire, schools, etc? Would we have any taxes? property, sales, etc?
Sure, I think so. Let's start with the one I think is getting us into trouble all around the world, the CIA for starters. How does the CIA really benefit us? All they are is a group of hired thugs that go around enforcing the wishes of the elite. When they go topple governments, or fund other regimes how does that benefit the average American? Sure it may have a positive effect for the U.S. Multinational company that is having problems with the regime abroad, for example. But how is helping them out in my or anyone else interest? The people who lobby Washington, to help them with their problems, be they with Chavez or Castro want U.S. military enforcement of their property, they want your or my blood to help them with their problems. The CIA has only help to make us here in the U.S. less secure, since they are the epitome of FOREIGN INTERVENTION, truly a Neocon's best tool.
I agree that there is a lot of waste in govt and cutting spending is the best first step we can make to put a dent in the deficit. Do you feel like every social program and service needs to be axed?
I believe most things are State issues. What works for NY may not necessarily not work for Nebraska, much less the entire country. What better way, for people that know what and how to run their affairs than by control being given to them to decide at the local level.
Should these be state issues?
This is the BIG difference between FED and State. All the fed has to do when it faces shortfalls or defecits is to print up the money supply. The states are usually more responsible and usually balance their budgets or borrow, which is fine, but at least they have the preassure like anybody else should; of getting their house in order.
What do we do when a state fails?
Yes, I'm an ardent Capitalist. Unfortunately, this country has not seen capitalism since the 1850s. All we have in this country today is a bastardized version of mercantilism, or corporatism to be exact. Capitalism has nothing to do with WTO, or Nafta, Copyright laws, Trust laws or Central banking. All of these tools are used by multinational corporation to bend the rules their way, at the expense of their competitors.
Are you for a completely capitalist society?
Regulation is actually a misnomer. Regulation is used by large corporations to restrict entry. Large corporations are the ones usually going to congress to write a new law which limits that, or restricts this; they do this to benefit themselves, at the cost of their competitors.
Should private industry be regulated in any way?
Please dont interpret my questions as attacking. I just have a lot of questions when it comes to many of the platforms that paul runs on. Thanks in advance