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We're not threatened by government. They warn us that services are threatened.
The govt doesn't insist on letting prisoners go. They can't afford to keep 'em!
"We don't need any of their tax and spending". Have you a better way?
You villify government when it's clearly TRYING to work for you. And time and again, new taxes are voted down. And if they are passed, some people move their assets into hidden accounts, or create bogus loopholes so they can avoid their taxes.
Quit villifying the necessary! Anarchy isn't going to work. And think on this -- If you vote the incumbents out, the lobbyists salivate and wring their hands, saying "Oh boy! Fresh meat!"
Who pays for these lobbiests? The rich and the unions. Well, the unions wouldn't exist if the rich were willing to pay livable wages. And lets not ignore the unions that the the rich have. They have their pools of money so that they can hire the lobbiests. Doctors have the AMA. The timber industry has the Timber Association. Many sectors have their own 'union', but they don't call them unions.
The U.S. is where people came to escape the tyranny of aristocrats, so that they can have the opportunity to become aristocrats. And now that they are aristocrats, they don't want to show their appreciation by paying an additional 2 percent in taxes. They don't appreciate what they have. They want even more, and tell us that it will hurt us all if they gotta pay more taxes. And they tell us that they pay more than we do, while we, collectively, pay a lot more than they do.
So don't blame government. Don't blame the unions. Blame those who say that more tax is oppressive while they live in 2400 sq foot homes and have many tax loopholes, granted them by their 'unions'. Its time for them to pay what's necessary to "provide for the general welfare". Let them balance their budget! Let them reorganize. They have overfunded beaurocracies so that they can widen their tax loopholes. Let them pay this time, instead of the govt!
The government is trying to do you good. The corporations are trying to do themselves good, and who manages them? CEOs that make ungodly amounts of money -- far more than your congressmen, and amounts that are warranted for demi-gods.
Hercules, anyone? I say it's time that Hercules pays for the opportunity to be Hercules. Nike, for example, who recently (we tend forget) was running sweat shops in the far east.
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