By Daryl L.
There's no income tax in Russia, but then
there is no income.
Sometimes if you put things into perspective they aren't as
bad as they seem. Although the Great Society isn't so great,
and the New Deal is really after the fact a raw deal, we still
have the most successful country in the history of the world.
But if we want to keep it that way we better give the old system
a tune up. Our founding fathers gave us the blueprint for a well
balanced smooth running engine. Well that engine is starting
to belch, smoke and choke. If a tune-up isn't forthcoming this
engine will die.
We pay over 50% of our income in taxes of all kinds to support
our exponentially expanding budget and national
debt due to our approving nod to socialism
programs. Sure we call them social programs but lets cut
the bull, social programs are socialism. It's time to face that
Our American Socialism is strangling this country. It has turned
republic into something it wasn't meant to be. Our representatives
that we chose to analyze our congressional legislation then vote
on it in favor of said representatives constituents, has been
corrupted to where "our" representatives vote in favor of their
campaign financiers instead.
This perversion of priorities poisons then bloats our tax code
to favor contributors to legislators reelection campaign coffers,
creating an environment of favoritism to campaign contributors
that makes the rest of us to pay their share.
Corporate financiers aren't the only culprit, the other culprit
is us. We all want to keep our local military bases, nuclear
facilities, agricultural welfare programs and other corporate
welfare and we send our legislators to Washington to do our bidding.
As tough as the facts can be, we need to selflessly analyze each
one of our pork barrel mandates and see if it is in our national
interest as well as the interest of posterity for our children.
We have developed a mentality of give me mine and screw you.
This mentality is creating a myopic view of the future of this
country, and our progeny will pay for our indiscretions. Shamefully
Today's American foresight extends only until each individual
dies and is no longer concerned about their 401K and Social
Security. There was a time during our past when Americans
were willing to give their lives for their country and now we
are not willing to reduce the pork barrel spending of our country
in order to avoid it's financial collapse. If you think that
the financial collapse of America is improbable, I would like
to point out to you how improbable the Russian people thought
their economy would collapse while they were competitors with
us in the race to the moon and world domination.
This is why the tax code has to be scrapped then replaced with
a fair flat tax or better yet a consumption tax that excludes
the purchase of food. This coupled with legislated spending constraints
and honest reconsideration and of our socialism programs (Welfare,
Social Security, and Medicare) so our country may be able to
survive another couple of centuries.