How about we just stop wasting the money we do have with beaurocratic nonsense, funding benefits to huge corporations, fighting pointless wars, and porkbarrel politics?
Only a fool actually cares what percentage of the money goes into taxes. The real point is whether or not you get what you're paying for. To a regular person, it truly doesn't matter where one gets what one needs, so long as one gets it.
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Sadly, I don't think anything is going to put to rest the stupid argument that libertarian = anarchist. If I had a dollar for every post by some idiot that used Somalia as an example of a libertarian state, I could probably retire.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
Success is relative. The purpose isn't to end poverty. Even trying that would require a higher level of socialism than Americans are comfortable with. It is to stop the United States from becoming like a third-world country by having a large subset of the population decline into homelessness. To that extent, it succeeds.country.
The war on poverty has been so successful...
Poor people are (1) inconsistant voters and (2) when they do get to the polls, at least as likely to vote Republican as Democrat. They tend to be culturally conservative.more people addicted to public handouts believing others have a duty to fund their existence and they vote for politicians who enable their entitlement mindset. Its a growing malignancy that started with the New Deal. Dem politicians subsidizing the increase of voters dependent on Dem politicians
Value is arbitrary. The price of the U.S. military is fixed to salaries and the cost of equipment and benefits, but if it suddenly went on strike, the ensuing chaos that enveloped the world would probably have Americans and other nations paying tribute.yeah that is true but its the top 2% that fund far far more than they get. about 6 months or so ago some study came out claiming that until someone was making about 117,000 a year they most likely were getting more government services than they paid in income taxes. this was reported on at least 6-7 news shows I heard at the time. Those in the top 2% are all above that level so they are most likely clearly net tax producers
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