What would the signers of the Declaration of Independence think of this country they fought for and founded taxing it's citizens and still being 17 trillion dollars in debt?
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We have been the police for the world for far to long.
I personally think we have all ready gone to far.
Very well said, but it makes you wonder, with 17 trillion in debt, and spending @ one trillion over per year. Where are "We The People" when it comes election time? How gullible are "We The People"?
Unfortunately, the whole democracy process can be painful, messy and frustrating. Churchill said 'democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.'
Concise and to the point...
The problem I see is that about 1/2 of our society lives off the tax payers. To get the 1/2 that work for our tax dollars to side with us in the private sector, would be a big obstacle. Not that it couldn't happen, as the government takes more taxes.
When you account for all taxes, we almost all pay in the 30-40% range. We all benefit from that money as well. This taxpayer martyrdom myth is pure nonsense.
I'd love to see that data. The aggregate revenue to the treasury is always 15-20% of GDP. If you include state and local tax, minus transfer payments the effective rate is nowhere near 30-40% for the average American. Only those on the high end.