confession of a 'tax and spend' liberal

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    Many righties throw, as an invective, “tax and spend liberal” at me. I have been considering it and realize that’s exactly what I am. I wish to see government do whatever services it’s providing, but better, and feel its well-known failings are mainly because of under-funding. I therefore am willing to pay higher taxes for better and expanded, government services
     
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    You fail to see the limitations of government, my friend.
     
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    You fail to see what a socialist or communist posts.
    This guy wants to revamp our governments role, he wants
    a combined tax rate of 60-80-% to be able to fund
    his government utopia. Make no mistake about that.
     
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    We can't even repair our infrastructure because government is bad and taxes us too much.
     
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    Right, and a socialist or communist, fails at seeing the limitations of government.

    I'm hip to it Meister.
     
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    Government does tax us too much...at least the top 53%. But, government does spend too much with very little oversight. There lies the problem
     
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    Assuming the results that meet or exceed your expectations are what you really want,
    which would do a better job of most efficiently spending money i.e. achieving the results you want?

    Governments which depends on tax revenues primarily
    Non-profits - which depend on donations primarily that are generally tax deductions,
    or for profits which pays salaries, pays taxes and what's left over pays shareholders that pay taxes on what's left over.
     
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    And, I'm so stupid that I think spending more money automatically means people ware doing their job better. And, I really want a more effective SWAT response for stamping out raw milk and that doesn't come cheap.
     
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    Odd, my (real) socialist pen-pal sees me as quite right wing.

    And no, I do not want a tax rate of 80% unless I had $50 million left like Romney.
     

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