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Taxpayers, Revolt!

Richard_B Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:50 AM
How many households could survive if the breadwinner brought home his or her pay, threw it on the table and everyone could help themselves to as much as they thought they were entitled? It would not work in most households. Why should We the People allow those who represent us in Congress to decide how OUR money should be spent and we not limit them?
Context Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 8:03 AM
It is a simple fact of life that no one spends other peoples' money as carefully as they do their own.
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...