Who's going to pay?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by zzzz, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. zzzz
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    zzzz Just a regular American

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    I am struck by the infrastructure decay in this country. Look around and you see sidewalks crumbling, roads and bridges needing repair, not to mention what we cannot see below ground in our sewers and water supplies. Where is the money going to come from to pay for repairs or for what is really needed, a major overhaul?
    Here’s what the experts are saying about our "D" grade on infrastructure: "It's the kind of report card you would have expected on the eve of the collapse of the Roman Empire," says Stephen Flynn, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank in New York.
    Right now roads are being closed because there are no funds to repair bridges. Sure they are not vital roads but eventually “the chickens will come home to roost!” Something needs to be done now because in 20 years …
     
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    Easy. It's going to come from the rich people the government taxes. 50% of people pay no income tax. And 90% of local and state taxes come from that same 50% who pay income taxes.
     
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    You got a bridge in your town that is in need of repair? Fix it. Wanna live along the Missouri during high water seasons? Build your own dikes. Wanna live on the beach front in Biloxi? Dont look to me to rebuild. Its time we looked to ourselves for answers.
     
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    I don't mind modest taxes to fund infrastructure, fire, police, military and maybe a small safety net for the disabled and elderly. All those things are necessary and useful.

    It's out of control spending and taxes, and massive social welfare thats the problem.

    I just wish liberals would thank the rich a little bit for all they've done for them.
     
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    We have to finish rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Wait your turn.
     
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    We're too busy investing in imperialism to worry about what happens here.
     
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    well the 50% of Americans who don't pay federal income tax could step up and contribute but I know that's not what yer looking for is it?
     
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    libturds won't be happy til the rich are poor. then we;ll get another stupid question like this one..:eusa_angel:
     
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    Kick those twenty million illegal aliens out and there would be plenty of money to fix those things. Put the frosting on that cake with less government waste and fraud and a flat tax that everyone paid, and this country would be swimming in money.
     
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    RDD_1210 Forms his own opinions

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    Reading this thread is like reading a list of the worst possible ideas. I'm going to take a wild guess and say not one of you have any background in finance or economics. Just a hunch.
     

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