May 20, 2009 2:49pm
|Taxpayer, I did say "Go out and exercise you right of free speech." If you do not pay your taxes you will be breaking the law. I did not agree with the way GW Bush spent my tax money. I spoke out about the specific issues involved. I e-mailed or called congressmen, senators, and the White House. However I did pay my taxes. Today I continue to express my views to our representatives. I do not agree with everything they have done or are planing to do. However I plan to try and work with what they are doing in hopes that my input will get them to change or adjust some things more to my way of thinking. I do not however just condem them out of hand the way many people have, who did not vote for this government. You have a right to get excited about the TEA day, that was a lot of people who came out. However do not get mad if most of the extreme opinions expressed on that day are ignored by this current government. We did just have an election. Those results speak louder than TEA day did. ,,,... Do not tell me that Social Security is a ponzi scheme, between Maydof and the other frauds about 90 billion in investment funds were exactly that. $90 billion of church fund retirement fund, charities, tell them how much better private business is than government. So tell me a specific program you would get rid of or alter to reduce spending. Would you get rid of Social Security or alter it. Medicare, alter it get rid of it. Would you replace them with something else besides begging for charity as some here have advocated. The human being is an imperfect creature so anything setup by humans will also be imperfect. I do not expect perfection in any government program, but it should achive its prescribed goals staying close to the budgets set for it. ... Brian, yes I expect somthing back. When I give at church I expect them to use it for stated church purposes. It may be to pay the church heating bill, making me confortable or go to a charity. That charity will help our society in some way, I live in that society as do my family. If our society is better then that benefits me. If I pay a road tax and the road is fixed that benefits me. I pay school tax but my children are now adults. The current students will be better for the education my taxes are paying for. That benefits society, and I benefit from an improved society. Brian, so ask your priest, or rabbi or minister if he wants to run a church version of social security, or medicare. The government is not stealing your money. The people thru their representatives have decided that these programs are for the common good and benefit and improve our society. The society you live in. An educated person is more likely to be productive and help improve this society. Roads and highways improve the ablity of business to transport goods and deliver services. Farmers benefit from programs to improve crop production. National parks, polutions rules, safety laws, food inspection, state university systems, community colleges, illness that are easily cured or prevented, all these thing are paid for by the taxes that the people thru their representatives have decided are for the common good and benefit our society. All of these things put together provide a society where you can earn a living and be able to buy those toys. So when you just spent $300 on another toy, do not be so grudging in spending an extra $40 or $50 dollars a year in property tax for the local school, or for the water district. Think about how it will be used to benefit your society before you just say NO!