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Originally posted by Jazzyguy
To run a country is not free, things cost money (even for just printing money). It's like a gigantic hotel and a hospital (since it has social responsibilites), it has facilities, it might be 5 stars, it might 3 stars, and their rates vary, but if you want to stay there, you should pay your taxes.
If you have a problem with the tax rates or their tax structure, you have every right to complain, but you still have to fulfill your obligation as a citizen, otherwise you're just a freeloader.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by Jazzyguy
Without taxes the water would be unfit to drink, we would drive on unmaintained dirt roads, uninspected meat would make us sick, and their would be no www. to voice our complaints about paying taxes. The internet was initially funded by tax dollars for military application and information sharing between universities.
If you don't want to pay taxes, incorporate and write everything off. That's what businesses do. Individuals can do the same thing. I did
edit on 24-12-2010 by whaaa because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mike184ever
reply to post by Jazzyguy
do you have any idea how much you are taxed just on the goods and services you consume.Think about it, especially since they are imported.So just with this issue there is an import tax,then it snowballs....I have know idea what the state federal and local taxes I pay on gasoline here in Cali. I dont know...I venture to say most Americans dont know either. I venture that, WE, dont have a clue how much of what we pay for things has what amount attached.
How come we dont know and why dont we care, as we hurry hurry hurry to the April 15th deadline....Seriously why should we give all the countries money in forign aid that we the tax payer have to pay, that our government barrows from China to be able to float those checks. Some of those countries we waged war with . Companies like Haliburton get rich, then we pay pay pay to rebuild a nation we destroyed........to me, its just not fair and ballanced...Our taxes are in the same league as Japans property mortgage system Children dont inherit a home they inherit a mortgage ...thats my 2cents worth plus tax equals $29,995.99
Originally posted by daggyz
reply to post by AnotherYOU
What a jerk. Without tax you'd be collecting water from a ditch, living with candles and riding a horse on dirk tracks. Actually you'd be in Africa somewhere. Those poor in Sudan don't pay taxes, I suggest you live there.
What a poor excuse for a citizen of any country you are. Pathetic to the extreme. Mind you to pay taxes you have to earn. Do you earn anything?