Originally posted by ldyserenity
Great, that didn't occur to me, you may be on to something, but now who would fund the war? Do you think we should bring everybody home? Personally I
do, but we also have to protect our land, so I can't say if this would be harmful or helpful? See everyone fails to see the point that there is no
simple solution. At least I would like to think if there were, it'd already have happened, but maybe I see the glass as half empty?
Rats, the thing didn't save my edit. Basically, I'm a Libertarian, and I believe the War On (Iraq, Afghanistan, Drugs, Vietnam, Korea, etc.)
are/were all unconstitutional, unjust, a waste of tax payers money, and a way for the super elite to line their pockets with our suffering by owning
businesses that profited from the wars.
There was some economists (I forgot who, I'll try to find if you're really interested) who said that in 2008, if all income tax was completely
stopped...the US would still bring in as much money as it did in 1995 (in which I believe we were 'at war' with Kosovo, and paid for that just
fine). There are still plenty of taxes the Government reams us with. They don't need income tax. It's only used to feed the greedy at the top and
for the Military Industrial Complex.
Remember, the super wealthy are not always evil (Bill Gates for example. He gives money away all the time, even though he gets taxed on everything
from his stocks (50%), his business (50%+), and all the employees he has employed, and his home, jets etc.)
Also, congressman and senators and the like make I think well over 200k a year (not including insider trading and passing laws to help the companies
they own stock in). I don't believe they're taxed on it either (though I could be mistaken). Your enemy is government, not joe blow who is getting