posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 12:09 AM
I wanted to bring something up that people never really think about. We hear a lot on here about how evil government is, and how any government plans
or programs must be bad, especially if they're large or expensive. Recently, we are hearing so many people complaining that the government is taking
all their money (even though taxes for many are the lowest in decades). I would like to put things in perspective.
Lets look at where peoples' money really goes. Yes, some people pay a lot in taxes, if you live in New York or New Jersey, make a high income and own
a home, then you are paying a heck of a lot of taxes between federal, state and property taxes. But, for people not in that boat, the situation is
very different. A lot of people today are paying between 0% and 15 percent in federal income taxes. While 15% isn't small, compare this to what we
pay to bankers and corporations. The average mortgage in this country is probably $1200 to $1500 dollars. When you consider that the average family
income is around 50 thousand dollars, which would be about 4 grand a month, you're paying 20% to 25% on a house, a lot of which is interest we're
forced to pay to the banks. Also, the fact that our capitalist society turns necessary life commodities like housing into casino games on Wall street
also forces us to pay a lot of money for no good reason. Then look what we pay for a new car, around $20,000 at least, plus car insurance, plus gas,
which is, once again, jacked up in price by capitalists. Then come medical insurance and doctor's bills which are unbelievably overprices.
In my opinion it's big business that's bankrupting America- not big government.