See Article from the WSJ online - Are Rome's Last Days a Distant Mirror for America?
Link to full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704312504575619143718091672.html?mod=ITP_opinion_1
Answer by janet116 at 9:52 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 5:46 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
I come from an Eastern European country, where taxes are about the same as here, but we have free healthcare (for all), free vocational training, free dental, etc. It's not "welfare". Answer by MommaofH2
TN did have a valid question. What is the military like where you are from? What other social programs does your government pay for? What sort of public assistance do they provide? What is the population of your home country? What is the infrastructure like? These are all factors in where tax money is appropriated. If there isn't much of a military, then it's understandable that it wouldn't be affordable here since pretty much the rest of the world (all but our enemies - and sometimes even they need us) depends on our military to protect them.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:27 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 5:52 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 6:39 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
So then it's easier to come in here and hurl insults instead of giving facts and real opinions? That sounds like something a sh!t stirring troll would do.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:55 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by kittieashy at 5:36 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 5:39 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 5:53 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 5:55 PM on Nov. 22, 2010