Originally Posted by K-Dog
My interest primarily is removing things for people to complain about by giving them the illusion they aren't being taxed for something they don't want. What I am recommending wouldn't be a list of things you can remove your money from. It would be more like you're given control over ten percent of your tax which you have to put on something. You're given, say, ten choices including things like abortion. Collectively, the people will put enough funding in to each category, but no one person will feel that their money is going to something they completely disagree with. It is about giving the illusion of control without jeapordizing the actual services.
So the goal is to make the whiners on the sidelines- the so-called moral majority happy? Give them the illusion that Uncle Sam isn't talking a dollar out of their pocket and supporting a policy that they find heinous?
Gee. With that logic, I should stop paying taxes because I am against the 2 stupid wars that we are waging. I mean- why not? Why not have a form where I can mandate that my hard earned cash won't go to killing people? After all, my cause is just!
Trouble is: the truth of life is a lot harder to bear than illusions. Death and Taxes. You can't escape them.
And what about rending unto Caesar that which is Caesar's? Seems to me that the Followers of the Carpenter conveniently forget this injunction.
Too busy lining their own pockets they are.
Oh ye of little faith!