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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

Paul453 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:12 AM
Here is an OFF THE WALL thought, Our tax system stinks, what i think we need is a state or state and public control of our tax money, it sure couldn't be any worse than what we have now ,we don't have any control of OUR money. Surely there are some intelligent people who can write something that would work like our constitution, If we had control of the money we could decide how our government gets paid, that in itself should cause them to do a better job, at least it would keep their hands out of the till. Mayby my idea won't work to well but surely there is a better way.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...