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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:46 PM

Taxes.... The whole tax code as it presents itself now is nothing more than

an incentive based social tinkering, touchy feely kind of program

The very stuff that drives conservatives wild when it comes to handing actual funds to those in need.

But they never once consider the opportunity, funds, lost by all that carved out of the taxes paid by encouraging behavior deemed beneficial to the overall economy.

It isn't really a matter of fairness; it is a matter of entitlement for those who fancy themselves as more important to the economy than consumers.

Now again, I have been preparing taxes since 1986 and have seen so many changes in the tax code.

The overall result has been an increase in reckless economic activity, the glorification of the guy who is willing to do whatever it takes to squeeze the last available dollar from an investment and, most important to all of us who aren't full time "investors", less money available to the federal government for public investment.

The result of this is an increased private sector solution to stuff such as roads and schools that should be public investments.

The deficit has been used to scale down the scope of government, which, I believe, will ultimately set up a society that is divided between those who own and those who do not. Kind of like midlevel Europe.

The serfs, most of us, will be there simply to serve the needs, wants, and desire of the owning class.


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WCGreen Jan 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2012 #1
libodem Jan 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2012 #4
DocMac Jan 2012 #2

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:53 PM

1. And yet it's the rich who talk derisively about "entitlements": Social Security for example.

While they benefit outrageously and immorally from our tax code.

Pisses me off.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:03 PM

3. You are so right, CP

Smart and nice.

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Response to libodem (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:12 PM

4. I thank you, my dear libodem...now and then I get it right...;)

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. Government spending needs to be addressed.

I think the difference between R's and D's is on what? The military spending is so way out of control it makes me ill. All these military bases cannot be kept running. DHS could go entirely! I'm sick of all the fear that is spread to support it. The war on drugs is all tax dollars, the repubs never seem to want to go there. Fraud in all business sectors should be adressed and REAL jailtime for these people.

But this is just me, and only a few.

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