“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Reading this comment and any article concerning the tax code at all level of the United States government also makes me sad. The tax code on the federal level looks like a set of rules written in a meth induced haze by a group of lunatics. It is almost impossible to enforce and when it is enforced it is usually enforced to "get" someone on a technicality (see Al Capone) The code is usually never properly improved and when it is improved it is done to help one group and not the other (see this post) Now it is being done to help the married families, previously it was done to help the homeowners, and before that business owners.
A fair tax plan (because their is a need for taxes like it or not) has to start from the ground up with the way taxes are collected and spent.
what our politicians are arguing over is not reform, it is tweaking and changing and who should or shouldn't get benefits
I do not concur with making it harder for low income families however; I am not opposed to the middle class getting a break as they have financed pretty much of his low income initiatives. It is what it is and there will be contentious rhetoric on this topic.
see that is it right there. If I can get you to argue about who and howa much to tax then I can continue to tax and raise that tax and waste that tax and this is the system we have.
Also locally is the way to go. We can see on a much smaller level tax abuse waste and tyranny at the hands of short sighted leadership with no regard to the families they marginalize through their taxes.
Local change should happen. I just finished reading an article
on the Coastal Couriers website concerning the SPLOST or the sales tax voted in by the public at the ballot box. This November the public will get the chance to vote for or against taxes and the article among other things (when you get the chance you should read this article)
points out that
"One thing that voters should keep in mind, however, is that if the SPLOST referendum fails to pass, property owners will almost certainly see an increase in tax rates"
So basically locally we can vote but we will be taxed pretty much no matter what we think or feel. That can't be right can it?
Jimmy is right locally we have to fix taxes and they way they are spent.
I find the democrats to be ineffective in the long term and the republicans to be at most times to effective.
I would be a libertarian, however I understand the need for a governing authority, and some of the rhetoric from the libertarian camp is just well nonsense
I have seen the democrats use class warfare as a tactic. Race not so much.
The class warfare one is something I cannot get behind though. Should a man or a woman be punished for his or her success? Of course not. That being said should someones success give a man or a woman the right to harm the unsuccessful?
Of course not.
The problem with class warfare is that all of the rich are not the same and all of the poor are not the same.
we are living with the largest income gap in the history of the United States. Now why is that?
and how do you fix that?
This is were the politics begin. At least I hope.
why.... lack of education and opportunity . Not a lack of resources.
how a proper education and better access for everyone regardless of class.
So why is a college education not offered like a elementary or high school education?
here is a great story in the Washington Post that outlines how the US could provide a free college education
Where is this debate at?