I thought this would be an interesting article for everyone. It basically says where our taxes go. 20% to military, 20% to medicare/medicaid, 20% to social security, 13% to government retirement/welfare, 12% to interest on government bonds. That leaves 15% to pay for schools, roads, research and science products, national parks, FEMA etc. Well, this year we're taking in a lot less taxes where so many people have lost their jobs so I'm guessing we can't even pay the 85% for military, medicare/medicaid, social security, interest and government retirement so which one out of those do you want to cut?
Answer by smalltowngal at 10:10 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:11 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
The military is a necessity and the only thing the Government is actually supposed to provide for us. We need money for roads and infrastructure. I say cut the government retirement programs and they all have to be enrolled in ss like the rest of us. Schools don't need more money they need more accountability with the money they already have. Much of it is not spent the way it should be. All programs from welfare, WIC, food stamps, medicare, medicaid, ssi and the many other social entitlement programs should be overhauled and many people fired and other hired to make it more efficient. Government waste in all programs probably accounts for a large amount of the budget too.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
apparently to fund wars and the red states who have the highest number of people on PA.
Friday, is that you?
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:25 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 10:34 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
SS. I think it should be done away with. Save your money the old fashioned way.
And what about those who have already paid into the debacle called Social Security?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 10:45 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Apr. 8, 2009