What would happen if the tax payer class went on strike

@gewcew23 (8012)
United States
March 8, 2008 1:23pm CST
Here is a question to the people out there that think some do not pay enough taxes, what would happen if we just said not more taxes. What would happen to your entitlement progarms. The fact is that those that live of the governemnt need us more than we need them.
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• United States
10 Mar 08
You'd go to jail, wouldn't you? If candidates get elected with policies to raise taxes to support these programs, that's just part of the democratic process. You must be in the minority. Are you looking to subvert the system? Sounds kind of heretical.
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
13 Mar 08
There is nothing about going on strike. Labor unions can go on strike so why cannot the taxpayers go on strike. Labor says that they go on strike to protest unfair working conditions, so do you believe that labor should go to jail. There is not a thing heretical in my position, 100% Constitutional. Title Nine promises equal protection under the law. If labor is protected during strikes, so to the taxpayers class. What I am saying is if taxpayers just did not go to work for a couple of weeks, the whole welfare system would collapse. I am just tring to prove a point that those that depend on the government for everything actually depend on the taxpayers going to work. One of these day you are going to realize that government is not suppose to take care of you, you are.
• United States
13 Mar 08
Yes, going on strike won't get you in jail. I guess you could do that. As long you continue to pay your taxes you'll be OK. I think you'll just have to reconcile yourself to abiding by the will of the majority, and the majority of voters appear in favor of government that provides welfare paid for by tax dollars. Many of these voters do not depend on welfare themselves. Call it being socially responsible or being a good samaritan. But many believe that a wealthy society such as ours should not have such high levels of poverty and hardship, and that we should support the least fortunate amongst us. But I guess you believe that all, or most, of the people receiving government aid could take care of themselves without the welfare programs, and they are just sponging from people that are willing to work. I don't believe that's the case. There are undoubtedly a few like that, but a great many depend on the government for their livlihood, and would not survive without it (and barely survive with it).
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
8 Mar 08
I am on disability and my husband just started collecting his government retirement. The fact is we paid into the system over 60 years collectively. I think we are entitled to collect and to rest. The thing is, we still pay taxes on the money the government is paying us, at least here in Quebec, Canada. I paid taxes for all the years I worked to put away retirement pension. How fair is this? The taxable income is figured before the Quebec pension comes out, which means we already paid the tax once but when they send us our checks, we get a statement at the end of the year telling how much tax they took out of our payments. How fair is it? I think we all pay enough taxes, both those now working, and others like me and hubby. Why should any of us have to pay more. Yes, we need the workers to keep the system going, but if the system works the way it should and keeps going, they will collect their share someday too.