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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    It's now the government's money, to do with as they see fit at the will of the people


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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    It's now the government's money, to do with as they see fit at the will of the people

    LOL its good to see some people still believe in such silly myths

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    It's collectively our/America's money once it's been collected.

    And like it or not we are all collectively responsible for how it's spent as well.

    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.
    Some of us do that already between 1 Feb and 15 Apr each year. Total tax is right there on Form 1040 Line 60* plain as day. That doesn't include any rebates or other tax credits we often receive so, if anything what I see every year is more than I actually pay.
    *(or 61, depending on year)

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    The people's money, but under care of the government - but it's not the politicians' money, they're merely hired stewards tasked with the job of maintaining a stable and productive society. They've gotten it backwards as of late, thinking it's their money to begin with and they're our caretakers...
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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Money has to be earned before it can be looted.
    Yup, no credit allowed. If the government wants a road built it has to build it first with its own money before it should ask us to pay taxes for it. Actually, private companies, getting their funding from say form China, should build the road and only its users should pay for its use with tolls. Yup, this would work. Right?
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 02-08-12 at 01:41 PM.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    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.
    Well this certainly supports the left's notion about it being the Govt's money. Because you know damn well elected officials are there to spend it, not guard it.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor;1060182891 Some of us do that already between 1 Feb and 15 Apr each year. Total tax is right there on Form 1040 Line 60* plain as day. That doesn't include any rebates or other tax credits we often receive so, if anything what I see every year is more than I actually pay.
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    *(or 61, depending on year)[/SIZE]
    Sadly, it's not a line that many people can recognize or understand. In the end they are only looking at one line, the one that either tells them they got a refund or they still owe. And the worse part about it is that most people, were you to ask how much they paid in taxes, would tell you that because they got a refund that they paid no taxes. Granted there are some to whom that does apply, even to the point that they received more than they put in. Those aside, it's amazing the number of people who receive part of what they paid back thinking they paid no taxes at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Yup, no credit allowed. If the government wants a road built it has to build it first with its own money before it should ask us to pay taxes for it. Actually, private companies, getting their funding from say form China, should build the road and only its users should pay for its use with tolls. Yup, this would work. Right?
    The government has no money of it's own. It is all tax/fee derived. Unless I am missing some kind of not obvious sarcasm?

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    On paper, it's money put into collective trust that is spent by representatives who are accountable to their constituents.

    In reality, the largest wealth transfers in human history have occurred and are continuing to occur from that public trust and into private coffers, with no real promise of return or change in policy.

    If there were a movement tomorrow to stop paying taxes that millions of people sign onto simultaneously (and thus the government has to address the grievances), I would join it in a heartbeat. I do not want to support this system anymore. The bad it is doing far outweighs the good, and the corruption and cronyism at the highest levels of governance must be taken to task. I do not want to see anymore money go to private corporations who have mismanaged the entire financial system to our collective detriment. Corporate and bank socialism must end, starting with the de-privatization of the Federal Reserve and Bank of America.

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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well this certainly supports the left's notion about it being the Govt's money. Because you know damn well elected officials are there to spend it, not guard it.
    Of course they are. I wouldn't want them to take it just to put it in the bank.
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    Re: Taxes: Whose money is it?

    Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then
    Yup, no credit allowed. If the government wants a road built it has to build it first with its own money before it should ask us to pay taxes for it. Actually, private companies, getting their funding from say form China, should build the road and only its users should pay for its use with tolls. Yup, this would work. Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    The government has no money of it's own. It is all tax/fee derived. Unless I am missing some kind of not obvious sarcasm?
    Don'tyousee, it's just how I see the next logical consequence of how things would work out. Sarcasm? Nooo!
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 02-08-12 at 07:09 PM.

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