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Originally posted by Irish614
It goes to places like. Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Libya. All in an effort for "aid". We are basically giving the money to countries who harbor terrorists, you think that $ doesn't end up in their hands? We'd be fools not to think so. We would rather try and bring "peace" to the middle east because our interest in oil, than help those who need it the most here at home.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Maxmars
I understand what you are saying but couldn't the same logic be used to say that 100% of income taxes are being used to service foreign and private US debt? We've "loaned" the government a lot of money (notes, bonds). It's "us" (and them) to whom that interest is paid.
edit on 5/23/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by uSNUUZuLUUz
Basically you need taxes to pay for roads, schools, and defense ….If we didn't have income tax, how do you suppose we raise money to pay for this?
Originally posted by mayabong
reply to post by uSNUUZuLUUz
From what I understand roads are payed for by taxes on gasoline are they not?