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You are either confused or are changing the subject. You are ignoring the collective “smarts” of 304 million people who now inhabit this 3.8 million square miles of planet Earth. If Congress has 38,000 employees - it does - to help the 535 senators and representatives to make laws for all of us, then I am sure neither you nor I have either the time or resources to “ . . better able to spend . . ” your taxes than you (or I) are able to do. It’s not even apples and oranges. It is more like DAY and NIGHT. Ex: How would you or I know a bridge in St. Paul needs repairs urgently?
The US Government has added 100 times as much wealth to the country as all the private entrepreneurs put together.
It seems we agree on this: Once it is learned beyond reasonable doubt that CO2 emissions are a danger to our future survival as a species, then CO2 emissions should be contained by what we once lauded as the FREE MARKET but which of late has fallen into the waste bin of history.
Perhaps better known as the Reagan Revolution. “Government is the problem, not the solution” he pronounced at every opportunity. Also called Reganomics, the discredited trickle down theory. "Get the government OFF your back" he urged! A $15 t. error of judgment (a conservative estimate - no pun intended). A mistake that will haunt all of us for the next 75 years. Thanks but NO thanks, Ronnie. You have more than any single person wrecked the country's economy and maybe the world's too!
No person who purchased an owner occupied federally insured home loan mortgage EVER lost a PENNY between 1933 and 1979. None!
This was the era that saw teh creation of suburbia. Of shopping malls. Of satellite office parks. Two government laws made it happen. Not private entrepreneurs. In fact, it was unrestrained private entrepreneurs who wrecked the economy it took 60 years to build and in barely 28 years!
It would seem YOU are the one confused. I do not advocate the abolition of taxes. But I do deny any 'logic' that says what I make by working hours of my life or by investing my time or resources does not belong to me.
I already stated that there are many examples of things that need to be funded equally by the citizenry
Please name one country which has successfully implemented 100% taxation (otherwise known as communism) successfully.
Who bought this trailer I live in? I DID. Not one single penny came to me from the government. Who has laid the foundation to convert it into a house? I DID.
Who built my pickup truck? PEOPLE. The government just made that truck more expensive with all the regulations and then offered to guarantee a loan so I would be thankful to them (a loan I did not need because I don't listen to the government).
Actually, no we do not agree. In the first place, IF such is proven to be necessary, this would be a project akin to the building of an Interstate highway system. It would be for the benefit of all . . Therefore it would by necessity need to be funded via taxation . . Secondly, the free market you have such disdain for is not in the waste bin of history. It is still alive and working, although the actions of government in recent years have all but crippled it. The actions of a government operating under concepts . . that they are there in order to . . 'save' the people from themselves have led to this mess we are in, not the other way around.
On the other hand, under George W. Bush, as under Jimmy Carter, the economy collapsed. The single thing these two had in common was an attempt to interfere excessively in the economic system. Both interfered with capitalism to an excessive degree and both resulted in disaster.
I will agree that FHA worked well during that time period.
Get out of dreamland. I think you have finally dug your hole deep enough for me to cover it with dirt. You are either living in some fantasy realm where things magically happen against all known historical fact, or you are trying desperately to convey favorably a concept you, yourself, have a vested interest in. I just called your post what it is - BS. Sorry. TheRedneck
Depending on your tax bracket, do not tell this to the IRS unless you or it are accompanied by your check for their share.
In later years I have come to believe that our present system of progressive tax brackets based on income is pretty fair, if a long wat from perfect. But again, aren't you getting off-topic?
OK, but what did you really mean by using “equally?" Same amount or same rate?
Let’s not digress into insomnia-land.
Did you know the Big 3 truck makers CHEATED the American people back in Nixon’s era when EPA rules were adopted?
I’m glad to get this horrible melt-down explained. I was thinking it was all due to selling - say hustling - incomprehensible, stacked derivitives to greedy buyesr AND to the gutting of the regulatory agencies.
I’ve accused Bush43 of a lot of things including lying about his Air National Guard time, lying about Iraqi WMDs and authorizing torture, but I have never accused him of “. . an attempt to interfere excessively in the economic system.” I promise!
Now, can I go eat supper?