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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Well, this is where my conservatism is at its strongest. It's my money. The government works for me, I don't work for it. The money I pay in taxes is for the government to work for me. It should at least inderectly be for my benefit. When Trillions of dollars goes for a few failed top companies to survive and continue to waste money that they are not earning, like CEO bonuses, that is not for my benefit, and doesn't in any way help the commnity or country I live in.

    Nothing pisses me off more than when we are told we have to have deep cuts in law enforcement, health care and defense and then I see the execs at fannie and freddy getting millions in bonuses and bennies. That is utter BS. Neither party is doing anything to stop it. IN fact, they are pushing through candidates that continue the practice. When I see a trillion for a health care bill, I expect my health care bill to go down, not up. I am getting hit twice, 1st by more of my tax dollars being used for health care but then again because I am paying more out of my own pocket. Then I get even more pissed because the only people that have benefitted from this POS health care bill is a few major drug companies.

    It's my money that I pay for services for me. In its simplest form this is what is happening to us....

    we go to a mechanic because we need new tires. The mechanic tells us that for the 200 we normally spend, rather than 4 tires now we only get 2 and they are less quality. The reason for the increase in price and decrease that we are getting is because he is taking the extra money and giving it to his wealthy friend who went to the casino, blew all his money and needs to make a mortgage payment on his million dollar mansion.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    I belive the money belongs to us. Its impossible for each American to dictate where their money is to be spent, yet i dont think enough effort goes into our representatives actually making an effort to find out what their constituents actually want. We elect our officials, yes, but like someone already said, on a national level, where the most money goes, we are only givin a few bad choices based on who has risen to the top of the money pool.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dpetty View Post
    I belive the money belongs to us. Its impossible for each American to dictate where their money is to be spent, yet i dont think enough effort goes into our representatives actually making an effort to find out what their constituents actually want. We elect our officials, yes, but like someone already said, on a national level, where the most money goes, we are only givin a few bad choices based on who has risen to the top of the money pool.
    Oh they know exactly what we want, and put forth all the nice sounding rhetoric and promises galore, then turn around and rip us off blind.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Once collected, it's the government's money. However, like so many others, I would like to see those tax dollars spent in meaningful ways and not squandered.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Honestly, since the government is simply an arm of the people, it's not a worthwhile question. The government is the people, therefore the money belongs to the people. If the people allow those in government to run wild, then who do we have to blame for their failures?
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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Why not once a year rather than every month, then you'll really feel it and really pay attention.


    do it the day before election day

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do it the day before election day


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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    In the end, sadly, I'm going to have to go with whoever possesses it determines how it is to be spent. It's a basic tenant of freedom. However, I would also say that we have allowed for more problems because we allow our government to spend money on anything. We need to have the government limited to spending money only for services rendered or product purchased. Then we don't have to worry about bailing out companies or welfare recipients spending their money on gambling/alcohol/whatever.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    In the end, sadly, I'm going to have to go with whoever possesses it determines how it is to be spent. It's a basic tenant of freedom. However, I would also say that we have allowed for more problems because we allow our government to spend money on anything. We need to have the government limited to spending money only for services rendered or product purchased. Then we don't have to worry about bailing out companies or welfare recipients spending their money on gambling/alcohol/whatever.
    I agree. I dont think its as important who spends the money, as it is limiting them to ONLY spending the money they have. If those in charge of the pocket book were limited in their budget to only spending actual received revenue, they would be far more picky and choosy on where it was dispersed. We would lose a lot of useless programs and money pits real quick!

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Once its taxed it is no longer "your" money but rather America's money (or your states money). Our means of having a say in it is our elected representitives.

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