You cannot make the rich or the government do the decent thing.
Taxes in this country are levied on the powerless and waived for those who benefit the most and who should be shouldering the burden. Taxes could go a long way to minimize disparity--but that's not how it works here. Instead, taxes are a wedge forced on the working and middle classes. [It] Causes class hatred against those of us who need help. [I] Can't figure why people can't identify where the problem really is and who has all the wealth and all the breaks. There are numerous ways to start straightening out this mess. Bring the troops home and end the war in Iraq. Untold money is being given to contractors who have robbed our treasury from the start. Make the banks release the money to those who qualify instead of sitting on their assets. They are keeping people from buying homes, and starting businesses. Someone needs the guts to do the hard work and forget about what will happen in the next election. Winston Churchill...should have defined what he meant when he said you can't tax a nation into prosperity. You can if the right people are the ones taxed. You can't give the rich even more money and believe they will use it for the good of others. That's a fool's dream. You don't give money to auto makers and banks without a way of making them adhere to doing the right thing or facing a stiff penalty. If you give them a blank check they will indeed spend it, and the one doing this has only himself to blame. We are in serious trouble, and trusting those in power with out accountability is a fools game. We need to demand more from the ones who got us into this mess. Bush is out of office, and new and worse problems are occuring. Everyone needs to figure out for themself where the blame lies and fight to right the wrongs. Time is running out.
Thanks, Judith. I especially like "You can't give the rich even more money and believe they will use it for the good of others. That's a fool's dream."