@PN! Great Stuff! Where you been my friend? I been holding 'em off as best I could. They (all the Conservatives here) all want to draw and quarter the POTUS and are in a state of flux cuz all they can do is rage against the machine! Their HBP must be at record levels.
Glad you are back! :)
“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
Good luck with that. If I were you, I'd start small. Like say, voting a local incumbent off of city council or the County Commissioners. You wanna effect change?
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
Well that explains your and Tot's relationship sans education on his part. Tot is an anti-liberal conservative libertarian that just wants to smoke pot.
Pardon my opinion, but I see your stance in the middle of a political wasteland. WE have a two party system with occasional weak attempts at third party runs for office. Bottom line you are either a Republican or a Democrat if you want to be elected to public office.
True, there are some self-righteous folks that 'vote the man not the party' and refer to themselves as Independents. They rarely get elected to anything but politically they are all over the map. They position themselves to claim victory no matter which party wins. How convenient.
Of course we Dems battle for these folks votes with the Republicans at every get go, but in the end, only one side wins. I am somewhat of an anomaly: A white boy Southern Liberal Democrat.
I retain intense dislike for the party of Karl Rove.
Naw Fellas, You won't admit it, but yall are over playing the race card, and the last time I checked a Deck of cards contained 52 cards. Not ONE.
But hey, go for it. It will no doubt help yall with the Black vote.
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.
It would be preposterous and irresponsible to IGNORE the ever growing disparity between the have and the have nots in this country!!!
Republicans are BLIND but one of their missions is to impose HORSE BLINDERS on any and all voters. Except, of course, Honey Boo Boo's clan, Phil Robertson's think tank group of followers, and Prophetess Sarah Palin's crowd.
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?