Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mr. Taxman

I was thinking about taxes again. And I was thinking about the number of people in this country. So let's say we can't get our legislators to fix the loopholes that allow so many corporations to avoid paying any taxes at all. And since so many Americans are quite content to let those thieves stay in the office we elected them to…it's probably time to think about the tax increase option as a way of making things right. It's been projected that the number of households in America will be 115 million by next year. The population is expected to be around 310 million people. So let's say we ask everyone to give $10 a year. That's $
3,100,000,000. That is a lot of money for just a ten dollar bill per year. And if we raised it to $20 a year. Twenty bucks for a year. That's like a nickel a day…and we could have twice as much. So let's stop right there. Now we ask the Federal government to save that much each year. C'mon, it's easy. Don't build 2 F-22's and they have made their contribution. Now we're talking about some serious money and it could be used for us! Yes, things like healthcare and education. Especially education! If we can't educate people, we'll never see a change in health care. And we can do it for twenty bucks. Or ask our legislators to do it for free! You know, do the job they were elected to do, not to play partisan games while taking lobbyists money.

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