[quote=NobodySpecial;17234697][quote=225985;17234169]If you want to voluntarily fund those organizations, knock yourself out. That's the way they should be funded.
Not with my tax dollars taken from me under penalty of inprisonment.
I wish I could line item my tax expenditures as well! That would be nifty. Yes, I believe that access to health care is not only a fundamental right in such a wealthy country as ours, it is good for business, good for the economy, good for people's ability to support their children. There are models of this all over Europe. What is it? The desire for rugged individualism that causes people to say Fvch 'em to the socio-economically challenged? But for the grace of the flying spaghetti monster goes I.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are not peanuts. It is that distorted thinking that has us with a 20 trillion dollar national debt to China and others.
Yah actually reading what was written is challenging for some. I get it. You were responding to a comment about the NEA.
Haaaaaa. Fix News.
Who are "these people"? You are responding to me. Well sort of. Ok not really. You hit the reply button on one of my posts.
What is really interesting is the lack of answer I get when I ask people what we are to expect from this administration, there is no answer. Which of his campaign promises are we supposed to believe? The one where Mexico is going to pay for a wall. Aside from being a dumb idea to begin with, we see now that we are going to pay for it, and they will pay us back. I wonder why I would expect any such thing?
The list goes on. Forget about discussing his cabinet picks.
We''ll never get an answer to these. We'll never get an answer to why we think trickle down economics is going to be a blessing this time when historically it has failed the economy over and over. We will never get an answer to why we think nationalism and isolationism will be a good thing this time when historically it has ranged from bad to disaster.
We're told we are not patriots for opposing the policies of the incoming administration, for using our constitutionally protected voices and our activism. We are then told to leave, move to Mexico, Canada.
Did i tell anyone to move???? I said you CAN move. You have the freedom to if you choose. You appear hyper partisan and are responding to what you want, not what is written.
I grew up poor. My parents sacrificed to provide a better life for me. I worked hard to get in my position. Wife and i made decisions. Sacrificed and saved.
We donate to charities. Tip well. I provide for my recently widowed mother.
You want the government to provide everything but want someone else to pay for it. We are running trillion dollar annual deficits.
If someone wants to go to expensive college, run up huge student loans, get a generic degree, don't complain you have loans and can't get a job. Go to a state college, get a degree in a field companies actually need workers for.
I always thought we should have two tax rates on the income tax forms. Standard and double. If you want big government, you select double taxes and put your money where your mouth is.
Most people who are poor don't care about NEA funding. It is the rich who want others to pay for it.
I don't prefer the "real" News sources who just happen to provide the debate questions ahead of time to one candidate.
Lots of fox news broadcasting is commentary. But they have good news. That is why the have more viewers than most of the other news channels combined. We are not all dumb hicks with guns and religion.