What Benefit Do I Get From Fed Tax?

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  1. froggy
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    I pay property tax to cover law enforcement firefighters and paramedics. i pay gas tax to cover roads, but what does fed give me for "fed withholdings"?
     
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    Less money in your pocket.
     
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    20% goes to national defense - most of the rest is just transfer payments with which Congress buys votes.
     
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    Why can't i just pay the 20% and keep the rest.
     
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    Sounds good to me. The present Federal Government spending 25% of GDP is 5X too much from my POV.
     
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    CDC. FDA. NOAA. NASA. EPA. DOE. And so many more that protect us and provide R and D that has often been the driving force behind new technology. If you really wish to live where there are no taxes, move to Somolia.
     
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    Go right ahead.
     
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    I pay 7.58 for a pack of cigarettes, my child gets state medical due to a disability. I think it works out well.
    While you get interstate highways, fireman, policeman, city, state, and national parks, etc.
     
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    you get to subsidize imperialistic murder throughout the world and lazy fucks who smoke crack on your money
     
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    Why do you hate yourself?
     

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