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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 07:02 PM
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36. I think that you can be concerned, yet ill-informed about the political process
. . . that regulates the tax rates, benefits, and incentives. The loss of a tax break, for instance, might not occur in the mind of those affected as a positive step in the direction of some dubious, unsupported, future economic policy. I think most wage earners would just score it as an income loss at the hands of the federal government.

I'm bullish on government. I have a basic philosophy of involvement and vigilance. I owe that to the myriads of negative interests and influences which show up every day to collect our tax dollars. It remains a challenge to effect progressive changes, but, there isn't any productive alternative or effective substitute to continuing to work to build coalitions within our political system to advance our ideals into action or law.
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