Now we are getting somewhere alec -
for a thousand that are hacking at the branches of evil, there is one who is striking at the root -
personally - the 'hot-button' issues - that we vote on for our canidates is nothing more than smoke and mirrors so they can continue to rob us. Honestly man, if you add up all the taxes, not just federal income tax, local income tax, state income tax - but all the taxes on goods that we don't see (gas for example) - to taxes on other goods (pasta) - to states passing outragous taxes on cigs (all in the name of balancing the budget, heh) - it's disgusting. Property taxes kinda drive me nuts, because it seems like back in the days of kings and lords with how prices are just being raised on a whim for property. We already work from jan-i think it's june just to pay taxes.
This is one reason that the gov't has a potential issue of collapsing on itself. What happens if we hit a recession or depression again, and there's not enough people to pay the taxes? I mean we are already moving towards bankruptcy as a nation, so what happens if unemployment is say... 20%?
Do you wonder what jobs or sector gets shipped off next? I do. First in the 80s it was assembly and manufacturing - now it's technical... i wonder (no sarcasm in this) - what sector is next. I'd like to have a good trend report so i know when i go back to school i can avoid going in for that area. (Right now i'm planning on going back for the goal of being a radiologist - i figure that job can't be sent to india.)