lastingsgriller wrote:Curtis Pride wrote: Am I just not supposed to question how high the taxes are?
seeing that you pay a smaller portion of your income to taxes than any major country in the world (except japan, sometimes), your question should not be how high your taxes are, but instead, how your taxes are being used.
Exactly. Taxes are necessary and despite what people say, the taxes we pay in the US are not ridiculous. The whole tax conversation needs to change from "How much am I paying" to "What is this money being used for". Unfortunately, we're so obsessed with money that we lose sight of how our taxes improve our everyday lives and how a little foresight can make our lives even better. Just think if our politicians in the 50's and 60's invested in transportion systems. Just one example on how proper use of tax money and leaders with vision could have really made an impact on future generations. But, the main thing is that this obsession with money needs to end. By having a house and a car you are in the top 10% of the world's richest people. I barely have anything, I rent and have hand me down vehicles and that's far more than a majority of other people living in the world. It would be nice to live a little better, but I'm living comfortably. Americans (not just Americans) need to start realizing what they have and stop thinking about what they can get.