The sad part is U.S. rich bitches are better about paying their taxes than in most other large economies. Don't brow-beat taxpayers for being good taxpayers. Wait, if you're a liberal, I suppose doing the opposite to what makes sense seems the appropriate thing to do?
Globally Speaking, American Taxpayers are Pushovers - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Non-contributors love to bitch about the contributors in all societies, it's human nature. Despicable, but natural.
Dear lord, all the examples you listed are services WE PAY FOR. WE are responsible for those things, not the government. I mean, this is pretty elementary here. What don't you understand? Before the government can build a road, they first must tax the profits of private individuals and businesses. Before the State pays a teacher, they must first collect taxes from private individuals and businesses. Before they do ANYTHING, they must first tax the profits made in the private sector in order to pay for it!!!
I don't care what drivvle you put out there. Obama IS speaking about government in the context of a separate entity. Your mind is convoluted. The government exists BECAUSE OF INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES PAYING TAXES. Now, would you care to compare the amounts paid by business owners with the amounts paid by people like you? Who don't own a business, but simply work for one? People like you want to share in the successes and the profits and in all the credit, but you do not wish to share in my risk, my costs, my sacrifices, my workload, or my failures. I'll make a deal with any employee, I'll share my profits if you'll share my costs as well. That includes paying half of your own salary, half of your own benefits, half of the electric bill, half of the land payments, half of the taxes, half of the advertising budget, half of All the other expenses. No, no, no....no employee of mine would take that deal.
It burns me up that people like you and Thunder have the audacity to claim an ounce of responsibility for my success. If I sell a product you need or want, you aren't doing me a favor by buying it. I'm providing you a good or service, and you are paying me for it. There's no emotional attachment involved. You are getting a service, and in return, I'm getting your money. What does government have to do with that? NOTHING. Yet they get a slice of it don't they? You bet they do.
Scabs. They confiscate wealth, they do not produce it. And in righteous indignation, you claim non-profit ventures are more virtuous than for profit ventures. Even tho profit is what makes YOUR lifestyle possible.
Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - National Debt / Credit Downgrade / Obamacare Failure / Economic Failure / Foreign Policy Failure / Liar of the Year Award / The Rise of ISIS