posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 08:24 PM
reply to post by backinblack
Lol I live here man, you dont. You ahve never even visited this country, so, while I understand what you are trying to say, its not accurate.
You can have one of the best governments in the state. If you have people / business decide to shut down for whatever reason and move, youve lost
fevenue on multiple fronts.
While I am familiar with your irritation towards the US, this is not entirely a US issue. Our economy is intertwined on the global scale, so if a
country has issues that used to buy lots of items from businesses located in NYC, its lost revenue. If they cant find anyone to pick up that slack,
layoffs / shutdown occurs, reducing taxes going to the city.
In your posts, its coming across that you are saying its 100% the FEds fault, and its not. Personally I dont think we pay enough in taxes for the
elvel of services we demand.
As I said, we get what we pay for and them some. What we are seeing now is a contraction of those services to we get only what we can afford. There is
no getting around it.
Raise taxes, cut spending, or slash services in other areas.
It really is that simple.