posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 05:51 PM
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Even simple tasks such as fixing or building highways involves so much thieving that it could probability be done for 10% the actual cost if everyone
involved were honest moral men.
Like the Big Dig up here in Boston. From Wikipedia: "The project was originally scheduled to be completed in 1998 at an estimated cost of $2.8
billion (in 1982 dollars, US$6.0 billion adjusted for inflation as of 2006). However, the project was completed only in December 2007, at a cost of
over $14.6 billion ($8.08 billion in 1982 dollars, meaning a cost overrun of about 190%) as of 2006." (footnoting removed)
What galls me is that there are plenty of wealthy people in politics, and many of them claim the rest of us could be just as well off. The problem
with that concept is that most of us haven't inherited a large amount that our forebears made, and we're honest.
I have no essential resentment toward the rich. There will always be poor, and there will always be rich. What I do resent are the actions of
individuals and corporations that deliberately (and sometimes illegally or near-illegally) conceal their income to avoid paying the same fair share of
their taxes that we honest people do.