Originally Posted by amesj523
I hear ya OK -
I'm an anarchist at heart, alot of people hear of that, and get scared. But really - if mankind was where it should be, we wouldn't need gov't. We'd be able to just do our own thing.
Since mankind is violent and volitale, we need rules in place. So i'm willing to comprise - but i'm one of those that feel that gov't should take a big step backwards....
seriously - when i have an IT job, i'm taxed (not just taken out, but i add up state sales tax, and all the other taxes added to stuff) and it comes out to 46% is what i'm taxed - how right is that? How right is that that you have to work from jan-june to pay off your taxes? that's slavery right there
That's just it Josh, we are not where we "should" be. Humans are irresponsible and lazy and if not for govt and the system we would be a bunch of animals running the planet. Im all for LESS government but there is a fine line between that and NO government.
Take my gun collection for example. Take my hotheaded nature with my gun collection. Now take away any consequences of me using those guns on others when my hotheaded nature takes hold.
Human beings are just incapable of governing themselves at this point.
Taxes are stupid but they are still better than what I paid in during Clinton's term. counting all the income, state, sales and other taxes during Clintons term and I paid in about 55% of my wages to taxes. Thats socialism, not republicanism. When you are paying more than half of your wages to taxes in some form or another, you have found yourself in a sad state of affairs. Clinton got all that "surplus" money from the backs of hard wokring Americans that could ill afford to be taxed any harder.