Wednesday, April 15, 2009

tea party, smee party

ok, let the cry babies have their little tantrum. i haven't heard a single proposal from any of the ersatz movements 'leaders' that would provide a better way out of the mess in which we find ourselves. these brilliant 'patriots' certainly have an odd way of showing they love their country.

paying taxes is patriotic. it is a privilege to live in this country. i am more than happy to do my part to pay for the things that make our country a place where people want to live. i am happy to pay to make this great country even better. i really feel sorry for the selfish people out shouting in the streets that they are taxed enough. i doubt any of the protesters have ever paid an excessive tax when measured against the benefits they have at their fingertips.

our taxes pay for police protection, fire protection, paved roads and safe bridges. not just public schools, but free transportation to those schools so that even our poorest children can receive and education. my tax dollars go to provide a better quality of life for people with disabilities and guarantee income and medical care for the elderly.

every penny that i pay in taxes ends up in someone else's paycheck. in big ways and small, i get more value from the paltry taxes i pay than any of the other money i spend. do i pay too much? nope. not at all. i really feel sorry for those who feel otherwise.

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