Oct. 11th, 2011 12:02 pm
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Before you utter (or even think) the words "My tax dollars at work," wherever you are, think about how much you paid in taxes last year. Then think about the services you enjoy: roads, traffic lights, police protection (which some enjoy more than others), emergency services, hospitals, even doctors depending on where you are. Some of you might've presented at City Hall or to a government committee. Did you send mail? Yeah, that stamp didn't cover the cost. Think about how much those services cost and how much you paid. Because unless you are very wealthy and didn't get your accountant to exploit every possible tax loophole, you likely didn't pay enough to cover the cost of the services you used, much less my salary or someone's food stamps, welfare assistance, disability assistance, &c.

I will cut you with my words.

Huh, still cranky, even after tea and tylenol and half my oatmeal. Oh well.

Date: 2011-10-11 04:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] maize
I agree that taxes pay for valuable services.

I don't think there's any logical inconsistency with saying, "I get a bunch of valuable services for my tax dollars, but this particular service paid for from my tax dollars seems to be of extremely questionable value."

It's not all-or-nothing.

Date: 2011-10-11 11:08 pm (UTC)
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