Tax Cuts for Rich Means Asphalt Roads return to Gravel

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    Tax Cuts For the RIch Means Asphalt Roads Return to Gravel | B12 Solipsism

    If the knuckle-draggers in Washington1 hadn’t pissed away gazillions of dollars fighting three2 concurrent wars – Iraq, Afghanistan, and the so-called War on Terror – while simultaneously reducing the taxes for the wealthy individuals and corporations, perhaps places like North Dakota and Michigan would be able to keep their highways and roads paved.

    Paved roads, historical emblems of American achievement, are being torn up across rural America and replaced with gravel or other rough surfaces as counties struggle with tight budgets and dwindling state and federal revenue. State money for local roads was cut in many places amid budget shortfalls. <more>
     
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    Why exactly is the federal government paying for roads?

    And are you telling me we can't cut any of the waste from the government to pay for them if we vitally have to?
     
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    But, but, but those wars are keeping us "safe".

    The Republicans feel if we can rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan, they could make lot's of money, oops, I mean, it would keep us safe.

    Don't forget the thousands of street lights turned off all across the country.

    Hawaii now has a 4 day school week. When will the rest of the country follow?

    Fire fighters and police being laid off all across the country. Do we still get 911 (eeeep, this is a recording).

    But hey, look at all the rich people who get to keep their money. They know this country is falling apart. That's why they are moving jobs overseas where they can pay people 293 dollars a month to work 7 days a week for 10 hours a day.

    This is all part of the Republican economic plan.
     
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    Shhhhhhh.....

    PJ doesn't know roads and highways are paid for by state and local wheel taxes.
     
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    I don't know about your state but mine uses the fees from DMV paperwork; registrations, drivers license's etc....The house of reps just passed a bill for 26 BILLION to pay states to pay public union employees salaries....whats your take on that?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Third world here we come!
     
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    Whatever you do don't call it a Stimulus.

    Let's call it a payback to their union special interest groups....but never call it a stimulus package and never call it a bailout for their supporters using taxpayers money.

    You see their buds get all the goodies......while everyone else gets to pack sand.
     
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    You Betcha.
     
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    thank you for your replies and responses,
    allow yourself to view this matter from a
    social perspective rather than from a personal
    perhaps read the posted emails again and
    research so statistics and projections,

    so many people around the world and in particular
    throughout whole of asia live now in mega cities of
    between 9 - 18 million inhabitance,

    the world does not consist of uninhabited deserts
    of middle usa where men are free to ride for days
    shooting bisons to survive, allow it to be said the
    popular and published and perpetuated mind sets
    about social dynamics and economics are outdated,

    at times so very badly that us citizens should not
    be surprised about the dismayed and enraged reactions
    from many states and nations from around the world,
    the wild west image is history,

    the ethics which is the dictate
    for daily routines in the USA
    in so many subtle ways and
    which can be summed up by
    'the winner takes all,
    the losers are left to fall
    and all agree such down & outs
    need to be left to rot on their own'

    such simply does not wash anymore,

    what is so difficult to understand
    about the above proposal?,
    it is a matter
    for each and for everyone to find the
    strength and the determination to
    think this through more thoroughly,

    these proposals will be welcomed by
    millions for the benefit of the whole
    society - or does your mind doubt even that,

    these proposals are NOT going to undermine the
    flexibility nor the vibrancy of the corporate sectors
    nor of industries, nor of businesses nor of the trades
    in cataclysmic ways as the popular disaster movies
    over decades have conditioned so many to think,
    the government employees would feel upset if some
    would doubt their professionalism and integrity,

    there are regions across the USA where the populations
    can not generate economic growth in spectacular ways,
    but the social truth and medical facts are that these
    populations need proper health care, need a minimum of
    financial security - or is such a notion not acceptable -
    once adopted sensible these policies will give a legitimate
    security and stability to whole communities, regions, etc.
    allowing for a more wide spread social peace and calm,
    or is such a goal, such an achievement not registering at all,

    the plain, simple, down to earth fact is that the strongest
    European economies have developed a very sophisticated,
    a well funded, a well taxed and ALSO a well paid workforce
    and would you believe it &#8211; they live it, there are happy with it
    because the needs and the common sense and human financial
    requirements are better met than for example in the USA,
    where the corporate sector seems to have the upper hand,
    where public ethics is completely absorbed and hypnotised
    by the rights and demands of the executives stratas and where,
    in comparison, the little men and women do not really count,

    why do the various US universities and indeed the
    US government not arrange for national states and for
    EU government officials to visit the USA and to give
    many talks across the prairies and indeed in the many cities
    on the European social survival model which allow millions
    to live in greater social and financial peace than any US media
    has ever talked about, please, please, please, understand to the
    Europeans the social model and practices so drummed by the
    US establishment, are, well, rather carefree and indifferent,
    the point is, the US society can develop a more fairer ethics,
    because a more caring social ethics, not having a nationwide
    health care provisions for all citizens conveys so much to the
    European mindsets that it is better not to elaborate otherwise
    the growing sense of shame across the USA would flood
    too severely, please, move on and grow into a sense of social justice,
    the US establishment so far seems to believe and to want to drum only
    the ethics of personal justice for the individual, please try, you can do it,

    many have shown that a greater social justice and financial fairness and care
    can be realized, established and sustained over many decades and nobody needs
    to fear that their business instincts so focused to create new opportunities and new wealth will be undermined, please invite the European governments to elaborate,

    igor zupnik
    11 aug 2010
     
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    Of course, because what you and Mr Clean fail to grasp are FACTS.

    Federal Income Tax does not pay for roads. State and local taxes do. So how exactly is a "tax cut on the rich" going to mean that roads are all of a sudden going to go back to gravel?

    PJ and Mr Clean, let me introduce you to LOGIC. You might want to try using it sometime soon.

    Rick
     
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