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JFenix Post time: 2012-4-17 20:54
You pay taxes for security first and foremost.
Taxes pay for not only national defense, but for p ...
Taxes pay for not only national defense, but for police, firemen, etc. It pays for your public defenders in court (if you fit the income requirements).
National defense ? Maybe if the USA stopped attacking any country with oil the national defense costs wouldn't be so high...
Police and firemen, ok.
Public defenders ? That's if you're poor and, if you're poor, you do not pay taxes...
Taxes pay for all the infrastructure, roads, highways, primary education, etc.
Ok for infrastructures, but obviously the money that should go toward primary education should go elsewhere...
It pays for medical care for the needy and many other social programs.
Mwarf, the USA do not have social programs or medical care. It's just cosmetic...
If you don't want to contribute into the system, than why be a citizen?
First, nobody ever gave me the choice to be a citizen, I HAVE to be. Second, why would one contribute to a system in which he does not live anymore ? US citizens living in China pay their taxes in China (which is only fair), why should they have to pay additional taxes to the federal government ? Chinese citizen living in the US pay taxes in the US and not in China. Seems the US are getting money from all over the place.
Well, if you like being milked like a cow... In France we pay huge amount of taxes but at least we have a social security system to justify it...