Image of the day

Captured by
John Greenlee

Orion area

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Everybody's gonna lower taxes!!

Started by spyglass, 10/16/2008 05:22AM
Posted 10/16/2008 05:22AM Opening Post
Great idea, but if we keep doing that how is government going to operate?

Any of you out there, especially you tax cut types and defenders of the past 8 years, care to take a shot at posting your well thought out plan? Or perhaps even just your plan that you might have given a passing thought to?

Posted 10/16/2008 06:19AM #1
The only way is to "rob from Peter to pay Paul" (i.e. increase the national debt).

Government, or people in general, are just too inefficient. I work for the government, indirectly, and I do not want my project funding cut, nobody wants theirs cut. So big moves towards more efficiency is probably not going to happen.

Tax cuts are part of politics to get into office, and to keep the economy "liquid". So I don't see this going away either.

The result will be an ever increasing national debt.

Business as usual...

Russell Cole

Earth First! We'll strip mine the other planets later.
Posted 10/16/2008 06:23AM #2
When things get tight around my workplace, and raising taxes for revenues is not an option, we cut spending and streamline operations.....I know, dumb idea and hardly specific, just curious why the option always seems to be off the table.