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Taxpayers, Revolt!

CW14 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:14 AM
I hate to disagree with a conservative but Thomas misses the mark on 2 counts. Riddle me this: What could possibly be worse than creating a nat’l entitlement ponzi scheme like Social Security? Answer: Creating such a program and then relieving people of their obligation to pay into it by reducing the payroll tax. SSI benefits are going to get paid one way or another. Better that money comes from what people pay in for their OWN retirement than pass that cost on to others by taking it from the general fund. That’s doubling down on stupid. As to Prop 13, I lived in CA & can tell you that it created an enormously unfair tax system because property taxes were basically frozen for homeowners unless and until they moved, (continued)
CW14 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:14 AM
(cont) ...at which time they were exposed to HUGE increases. So you have neighbors in similarly valued homes paying hugely disparate amounts in taxes. If you’re going to cap taxes you MUST cap spending as well, or you end up with huge deficits (hello Calif and U.S.!) & unequal taxation.
Congress returned to "work" this week (now there's a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people's money is a taxing experience.

Their task is to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a geological construct of their own making. It doesn't take a genius to predict both parties will try to do two things: (1) reach an agreement that will allow each side to take some credit and (2) require those who work for a living to pay government more while they come up with phony, or inconsequential spending "cuts."

Whatever they do, payroll taxes...