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Originally posted by links234
reply to post by Blanca Rose
Judging by his name, this person is an ex patriot. This would indicate their taxes do not go towards what an Americans taxes go towards.
As to the idea that we voted these people in? 25% of the people voted them in, the other 75% either didn't vote them in or didn't vote at all.
"Evil prevails when good men do nothing."
Don't blame the voters, blame those who do nothing.
Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by Expat888
People no longer believe in personal responsibly
It is now the government's job to:
put food on your plate
feed your kids
educate your kids
fund college educations
fund home loans
fund medical care
fund retirement benefits
police the world
keep us safe from terrorist
manage the production of goods and service
manage interest rates
manage the sale of raw milk
manage the sale of drugs
etc.. etc.. ad nauseum
hence, why the dollar will implode and we will devolve into Somalia.
Most of the people commenting here will end up dead in a gutter from starvation after the dollar crashes, and they will blame capitalism in their last dying gasps because they were educated in a government concentration camp to believe too much freedom caused the economic chaos.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
reply to post by links234
Uhm, excuse me, I come from a family of people who had neighbors questioned by the FBI, because my brother was profiled in Time Magazine during the 60's while attending school at Berkely. He did not go to Viet Nam, because he claimed a status that was investigated. Do you know what it's like to have your phone tapped for years on end, and everything about your life scrutinized because your brother was a concientious objector? I do.
My brother was in cahoots with Abby Hoffman.
People are going to do what they need to do to survive. If it means joining the military, which is all volunteer now (hmmm, nobody saw that coming) then they do.
A person who is an expat, shouldn't even be making this thread, as they no longer have a concern, no?
Not being part of the system any longer and then complaining seems rather silly, no?
How much you want to bet this person is earning some type of funds from the US to be an expat???????
Get real. Nobody who doesn't pay taxes should shut up about the state of affairs they no longer contribute to.