posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 03:58 AM
reply to post by Dbriefed
The problem is that the cost of living goes up, and those who have disposable incomes save more. Then you have the same 'rich get richer' problem
that the non-rich complain about. What if government just spent less, and cut 25% of their redundant bureaucracies?
Yes, I agree, and thus hurts the economy, while benefiting the Government. A sales tax would ultimately lead to higher revenue, which we all know
translates into an even larger Federal Government.
Here's my take:
Outside of the military and interstate infrastructure .. I see absolutely nothing the Federal Government does to benefit me. I get no Federal
services, no Federal benefits, no Federal pension, I expect absolutely no Federal SS, Medicare or Medicaid.
My state, that I pay an obscene amount of taxes in as well, provides ALL of the services the Federal Government provides minus the Social Security.
So, outside of those leaching the system, why do we actually need this massive government when we have a redundant government system underneath it?
We don't! Our Federal system shouldn't require more than $500b a year to fully operate .. get rid of the Social programs and transition into fully
state funded programs.. shrink the size of the military, reduce the ABC agencies since they are all grossly redundant, and bam .. government issue
solved, Federal taxes can go way, way, way down, state taxes will probably go up, but since we don't have a massive federal infrastructure to support
our dollars go further.
Otherwise we are doomed to be swallowed by the Federal System.. it will never stop growing on it's own, and will only get more expensive to