posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 04:52 PM
What's so wrong with handling most things at the state level? That's essentially what the Constitution dictates. Defense, etc. are federal
priorities; everything else not mentioned is a state matter.
This country is not meant to be "homogenous." That's what makes us different from other places around the world. Each state is not meant to be like
every other one. We should have extremely libertarian states and extremely socialist states. We have this format to some degree already, but not with
regard to the big money items: healthcare, education, social security, etc.
If we want a federal income tax, it should be spent only on the stuff mentioned as a federal power in the Constitution. That would greatly decrease
the FEDERAL income tax overall, thereby freeing up more money for STATE income taxes (if states so wished to take advantage of that). States are far
more accountable to the electorate, and much more efficient than a bloated federal bureaucracy.
And if your state sucks at getting things done, if it taxes too much for your tastes, whatever... you can MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE--not another country.
You hate the taxes in Vermont? Move to New Hampshire! You hate the lack of public services in Idaho? Move to California! That's what the founders
I've never understood the desire to "solve problems" at the national level. This country is enormous, and every state faces unique challenges. The
everyday problems of Americans simply cannot be "solved" by mammoth federal intervention.