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Response to pablo_marmol (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 03:31 PM

52. Let's talk about 'tax and spend' for a minute, shall we?

George Bush gave the uber-wealthy dramatic tax cuts and then proceeded to fund two wars in the red.

As his last act, Bush gave Wall Street bankers $750 billion of our tax money and then the Wall Street execs gave each other multi-million dollar bonuses.

Then Obama did what he did. But corporations and billionaires still aren't paying their fair share of taxes, Americans are still watching their wages stagnate, and we're still paying out the nose for healthcare - more than any other industrialized country. Now Obama is touting TPP, which Clinton is FOR, and made calls lobbying Senators FOR.

So...tax and spend? Right now, I pay lots of taxes. And my taxes go for bullshit that I don't support, like the forever war. I see my kids, three of whom have 'forever' student loan balances and wonder what kind of future they will have.

You know what? It costs money to run a government, and most thinking people are willing to pay. But what do we get?

If this is a government OF, BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE, then why don't we just for ONCE use those tax revenues to benefit us instead of Wall Street.

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