Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Your tax dollars at work

Following my recent posts about national and State budgets, reader Rob C. sent me the link to this video. I think the performer has put his finger on why outrage at our tax burden is limited to those who actually pay taxes, and isn't shared by those who benefit from them!

That's what our tax dollars are doing . . . providing bread and circuses for the hoi polloi.



Auntie J said...

Tim Hawkins is rather a brilliant comedian. I love his parodies!

Rev. Paul said...

I cannot fathom what the illiterati think will pay for all the government programs, once everyone is on the dole. Despite the grim topic, however, Tim Hawkins is brilliant.

Nebris said...

Here's a little meme I've been posting around the intrawebz...

"Simple Solutions To The Budget Crisis:
End two wars of occupation­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­. Leave the Middle East.
Stop fighting the Cold War. Leave Europe.
Stop funding the military power of other nations.
End all military contracts, and return all of those duties to the military itself.
Close Guantanamo and return Cuba's sovereign territory.
Stop subsidizin­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­g the already highly profitable oil industry.
Stop subsidizin­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­g the highly unprofitab­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­l­e corn industry.
Stop paying a fortune to incarcerat­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­e minor, non-violen­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­t drug offenders.
Establish a State Bank for each of the fifty states and have each state treasury deposit ALL state revenues, pension funds, etc 'exclusive­­ly' in their own State Bank.
Rebuild all of America's infrastruc­­­­­ture from the ground up.
Rebuild American industry here in America itself, by government fiat if necessary.
...and the biggest one, return to the sensible Eisenhower era taxation rate."

Old NFO said...