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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:02 PM

Why do we pay taxes?

Do we pay them to have wars-for-profit in the middle east, and subsidies for big oil, big pharma and big agra?

Or do we pay them in order to invest in US, for our education, for our infrastructure, and for our health, and to take care of those of us need?

This question needs to be part of the debt dialog, IMHO.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:04 PM

1. It's a social contract. We pay taxes, government spends our money on things we want.

 

If we elect the right people.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. I talked to a guy I guess would call himself a Libertarian

the other day he said all federal taxes were unconstitutional. I asked him how we would even have a military without federal taxes of some kind, he thinks the corporations would create a military themselves. According to him SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment, Welfare, food stamps, I guess everything is unconstitutional. Of course he was born into a construction business, drives a BMW and a $60000 custom pickup.

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