Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called
Originally Posted by JasperL
Social security can be "fixed" relatively easy for the indefinite future. Most of the current problem is the stagnation/decline in wages for the bottom half or so, but even with that, we don't have a big SS problem other than the political will to make a couple of unpleasant choices - slightly higher taxes and/or slightly lower benefits.
Where did you get the idea half the country pays no net taxes? Even those who don't pay federal INCOME taxes spend almost all their money on sales taxable items, and so pay sales taxes (in my area of 9.25%), which fund schools, and they pay real estate taxes either directly or as part of their rent which directly fund schools, and pay a portion of the income taxes of the businesses they purchase from, etc. And of course most pay about 15% in payroll taxes, gas taxes, other excise taxes (phone etc.) and more.
Yes, yes...We can print more and more money...At some point, I can just raid the Monopoly game for funds too....
As for schools, most of the funds come from property taxes locally, but this meme about those paying sales taxes, gas, and others, is just a feel good load of crap to make non producers feel better.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville