Grace I could dumb it down a little and throw in a bunch of emotional knee jerk BS and then maybe you'd get it.....denni you don't wanna understand it because you choose not to..Plain and simple, all of the social programs and "help" you are talking about are NOT called for in the constitution.....Having the government STEAL your money and give it to someone else is not a sign of compassion on your part it is redistribution of wealth by our socialist leaning government.....You said I had no compassion because I do not believe in the government taking care of people. I asked about your tax preperation to see if you send in extra or work to get as much back as possible. If you are tryiong to minimize your tax liability then you are OBVIOUSLY not compassionate. Otherwise you'd just send in extra to give to the people who won't take care of themselves. I am sorry about your cousin but why is that MY responsibility to take care of him? Is it the RIGHT Thing to do? Sure but where is this called for CONSTITUTIONALLY? And why should I be forced to pay to take care of someone else if I do not want to?
L.C obviously you are right about the hammer ( probably as the govt is F##KED UP)...but even with that why on earth would ANYONE want to entrust even MORE money to the bunch of thiefs and crooks?
so Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland are all Socialist Governments because they have Universal Health Care for all their citizens and your belief is a single mother working 3 jobs to support her children who pays taxes on whatever paltry earnings she is making doesn't deserve the fundamental right to health care benefits for herself and her children.
Whether you like it or not when this women goes to the ER to get help for her children you and I pay for her services through higher insurance premiums that is passed on to our employer's plans and then get trickled down to employees with increased employee-paid deductibles...so not only are we paying our fair assessment of payroll taxes we are having more deducted from our disposable earnings to cover the costs for those with no health insurance...what happens when the day comes health care costs get so high that employers can no longer afford to offer them as part of a compensation package and you and I find ourselves without it.
People with mental-illness and/or other socio-pathogical disabilities may become violent, engage in criminal behavior and become part of the prison system…who do you think pays that...look at the rise in prison health care costs in addition to their upkeep and maintenance within the prison system…I would think these monies could be put to better use funding preventive programs and services with a higher degree of societal value and benefit.
here's an informative link on the #1 cause of homelessness in this country(read the .pdf survey):
http://libraries.uta.edu/dillard/subfil ... ssness.htm
where did I advocate for anyone who is homeless to be subsidized with free rent or for others to get free handouts if they are non-disabled and able-bodied to work.
how do you know if many of these homeless were not productive tax payers at some point in their lives and have now fallen on hard times for any number of reasons...my cousin was a top salesman for the Teleprompter Cable company in NYC and paid his fair share of taxes
while struggling with his illness.
All Americans deserve housing that is affordable within their standard of living especially when those citizens are displaced and evicted for higher scale housing development projects.Americans with special needs have an alienable right to programs and services to help people get back on their feet and become productive and self-sufficient.
from I what I was able to gather from your incoherent, unintelligible rant is the gov't is stealing from me to "give" to someone else and redistributing my "wealth" to those less deserving or lazy and you should not be forced to take care of someone else if you don't want to.
given the mentality of the above sentiment I know this is going to assault your reasoning abilities.
http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq/ta ... ry.html#q1
Why do we need to pay taxes? How did our tax system evolve?
Oliver Wendell Holmes, former Justice of the United States Supreme Court, once said, "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society." Although people work hard to meet their needs and the needs of their families, there are some things they cannot purchase themselves. For example, the taxes paid to state and local jurisdictions help pay for police and fire protection. These taxes also pay for the operation of the local governments, and for local recreation areas such as parks and other public facilities.
On the national level, Federal income taxes help pay for defense for the country. They also pay for capital facilities such as highways and other transportation services, and for help for those who are poor or ill. These are all services that individual citizens cannot purchase the way they can buy food and clothing and the other necessities of life. When people live together in a society, all of its citizens must bear the cost of providing such services. Taxes are the means by which the society raises the money to cover these public costs
I pay my fair share of taxes as required under the current system of taxation no more no less and I expect those monies to be used within the framework and mandate for which they are being collected.
I’ve been in contact with the Community Services Boards in my city and
The city where my cousin is semi-homeless and like anything else it’s a huge bureaucracy with a five+ year waiting list as funding cuts for these programs result in less resources and trained personnel.
Does your tenant have family you could speak with regarding his illness…under Canada's Universal Health Care are there govt sponsored programs he could get the help he needs?
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