When is Enough… Enough?

ORIGINALLY POSTED 2/28/2011

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We could take this discussion in many different directions, so I will narrow it down. At what point do you say… “We Pay Enough Taxes”?

I started searching for a list of taxes that we pay, and realized that it would be easier to list the things that we are NOT paying taxes on. Off the top of my head, I can think of one: the air we breathe. BUT – don’t worry, if Cap & Trade passes, the carbon in the air will be taxed.

With politicians constantly wanting to raise taxes, what should be the limit? Let’s just set the amount and be done with it. I am tired of them acting like my children and begging for “just a little more”. The answer is NO. Actually, my answer is “We are already paying TOO MUCH”!

Almost every tax is hidden. Do you know how much tax you pay every time you fill up your car? What about your monthly utility taxes: phone, gas, electricity, etc.? Many people don’t realize the amount of Income Tax they pay. Instead, they have been trained to get excited about their refund check!!!

More people would be outraged if they had to write ONE check EVERY MONTH that would cover their taxes. The tax amount would be higher than they imagined. It would probably be the biggest check written every month.

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People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income.  ~Robert Half

It’s about ten times the size of the Bible – and unlike the Bible, contains no good news.  ~Don Nickles, about the Internal Revenue Code

If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude.  Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation.  It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.  ~Thomas Paine