posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Originally posted by letspreadtruth
we do not see anything in return from our tax dollars.
I suppose the roads you drive on got there themselves? I guess the same goes for the schools, libraries, hospitals, parks, ovals, buses, trains,
prisons, museums and hundreds of other things right?
Maybe you should stay in your own country and learn about it more before condemning it.
[edit on 13/10/09 by Chadwickus]
This is a terrible example.
Although we have a good infrastructure compared to other countries, everything from the road system to the parks and museums you mentioned were
created years ago and the money reserved for maintaining each area has been drastically reduced to pay for silly new regulations and needless
defensive and wartime budges.
I can speak on behalf of my location, as the infrastructure here in the Baltimore metro area of Maryland is falling apart with rusted and crumbling
overpasses surrounding I-95 and I-695 and a deteriorating road structure with potholes and water main breaks a daily occurance. Our school system is
absolutely terrible, and I know the same goes for most large cities in the united states.
Tax dollars sure worked out in New Orleans what with the constant checking of the integrity of the levy system.
Prisons? I don't really don't see any justification of paying any mans yearly expenses just because he had a bag of marijuana. Nothing more than a
money sink and a means to pad the wallets of private contractors with government contracts.
I really don't see my tax dollars hard at work, I don't see it at all. We pay for broken roads, ventures into space, supporting other countries,
attacking other countries, and giving the poor incentive not to work.
I can see where the OP is coming from.
Defense and INTEREST ON OUR DEBT is 26% more than everything you listed.
[edit on 13-10-2009 by Traffic]