Friday, December 9, 2011

A taxpayers proposition

I like this quote by former president Andrew Jackson, “The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality” and that is still the issue now.

I appreciate the vision this blog conveys in hopes of spreading some equality amongst the hard working taxpayers of this nation. The debt issue of this country is definitely a cause for concern, but I don’t believe that taking matters into our own hands and deciding where our money goes, would help this country stay afloat. The thought actually frightens me a bit.

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, our top 3 expenditures are: defense and security, social security, and Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. If the people of this country had a choice and could pick one program to fund, our country would experience a disparity in one or the other. Our defense and security could potentially be weakened; many who are disabled and unable to work would become homeless, and millions of disadvantaged children would suffer without insurance.

As our nation continues to grow and become more dependent on taxpayer dollars, it’s going to be a difficult, if not impossible, task to reverse the damage that has been done. 

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