posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:32 PM
Why should citizens be the brunt of increased taxes because our elected officials continue to spend more than what they take in? They continue to put
the squeeze on us when they come up short. They continue to get great health care benefits, and above average pay when they're supposed to be
temporary public servants. They've made a career out of being politicians, and they've reaped numerous benefits on the backs of hard working
Americans. They want us to sacrifice for their INCOMPETENCY!!! They're ready to foreclose on your house if you can't pay your taxes, they'll
throw you in jail if you don't pay your fines, and they'll throw you in jail or garnish your wages if you can't pay your taxes. Yet when our
government can't pay it's bills, they reach into our pockets without asking!! We can't throw these thief's in jail, nor can we charge them
interest for increasing our taxes. We can't garnish their wages and we can't take ownership of their buildings. We have no say when they use our
tax money to bail out corporations that have conned hard working people out of money and home. Yet they don't think twice about reaching into our
pockets and "stealing" our hard earned money!!!
These elected officials should be forced to cut their pay in half. Their benefits should be slashed and raises should be frozen until they can get
our house in order. (What employer allows their workers to vote for their own raises?) They go into office talking about spending cuts, but instead
of drastically cutting a military budget ($663,255,000,000) that spends six times more than the 2nd highest military budget in the world (China
$98,800,000,000), they would rather cut programs and raise taxes on us. Instead of eliminating Federal Departments like education that should be
locally run they continue to expand them.
The local and state governments are just as bad. They continue to outspend and expect citizens to bail them out. Our local property taxes are
skyrocketing and the way they assess are homes is just plain deceitful!
People are still expected to pay school taxes when they don't even have kids attending public school anymore!
They continue to allow charitable organizations and churches a no tax status. Yet these organizations use the same city services as everyone else!!!
So who has to pick up the smaller tax base? How much are they going to tax us until we say enough is enough!! These slime ball politicians would be
kicked out on their butt if they worked in the private sector.
Now that I've blown off some steam, is anyone else here as ticked off as I am the way these self-centered politicians keep on stealing our hard