posted on May, 24 2012 @ 05:42 PM
Originally posted by InS0MnI
reply to post by atomik22
Well im sorry, I might have mixed my ideas on my country, and the whole world.
Raising funds is a good idea, if done right. Actually im not really up for it because of the news Ive seen lately, they speak about the UK spending
the aid funds on force sterilisation on India's poor. Im afraid our country could do it too. I think pretty much all of this is corrupted.
I would protest on other things than fuel price raise, maybe for something like changing our fuel source for something more reliable...
I think that perhaps you believe money grows on trees.
You DO realize that increases in prices are somthing that happens. In order for a government to raise funds, it must tax. Sadly, a necissary evil.
Now, a common problem that happens all over the world, and is happening in a bad way in places like Greece, Spain and more, is people have an
entitlement mindset and governments cave to pressure to not increase prices.
So what happens is they start to run massive deficits. In order to pay for their expenses, they borrow money on the world stage. Now, this money
comes with the condition to pay it back. These countries know damn well it is not free money, in the same way you know when you buy a car, you must
pay it back with interest.
SO now you owe more than you borrowed. The politicians look like gold, because they kept their promises,
didnt raise taxes and the economy is flourishing. But this cant be sustained forever, can it?
I agree the government needs to do more to trim the fat. Bureaucracy needs to be trimmed, and corruption halted. But we cannot constantly borrow
and borrow and end up like our neighbours to the south or Greece or the like. I belong to a lobby group that presures the Canadian government to post
balanced budgets in times of economic growth. And end corporate sponsorship and lobbying of the government. The government needs to be for the
people, not corporations and special interest groups.