Giving away 100's of billions of dollars in tax money and then raising our taxes

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
July 1, 2009 10:52am CST
I can't believe this mess with the bailouts of AIG (a company based in Great Britain) and the auto manufacturers. I din't approve of giving our billions of dollars in confiscated taxes to anyone. Especially since the new programs that the government wants to begin are causing them to add new taxes to the American publics already meager incomes! In 2008 the IRS took in 2.5 trillion dollars in personal income taxes last year. That is not to mention, business taxes, tobacco taxes, taxes on utilities, or state taxes. So why is it that our top heavy government cannot managae to balance the budgets in most states nor can they seem to figure out how to manage our country on the money that we already give them before we even see our paychecks, without having to borrow billions more at axorbitant interest rates and then passing that cost down the funnel to us taxpayers too. What is wrong with those people? They are acting almost as ignorant as Marie Antoinette did in her day, and we all know what happened to her. The people got tired of it, started a revolution, and cut off her head! Did you approve the hundred of billions of dollars baillouts to the auto companies or the foreighn insurance giant. We just had a general election and I don't remember seeing squat on the ballot about whether or not we, the people who entrusted them with this money, to run our government, wanted to just give money away to companies that are already failing? And in the end will we ever see a dime of our "investments" in these companies back in our own pockets? Who will get the dividends? Where will that money go if we ever do get any of it back. Will we get to vote on where this surpluss will go or will they just suck it up into that vortex called "Big Government: never to be seen again???
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• United States
1 Jul 09
Everyone I knew was against the bail-out of AIG, & of the banks. The worst thing was those vacationing AIG executives, & those car maker CEO's each taking a private jet to get from their offices to Washington DC to beg for bailouts. It's the rising taxes that caused tea parties to be held on Aug 15th throughout the country, & I believe there's supposed to be another one of those anti-tax gatherings on July 4th.
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• United States
1 Jul 09
From the French Revolution, France does have a holiday called Bastille Day. If this keeps up & it does end up getting to that point, i wonder if the united States gets to add another holiday called White house day ...
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Either way the guillotine is off the table. But I do believe that it is high time that some of this reform they are always talking about begins to happen. I have heard lots of talk about reforms and adjustments that need to be made but I see neither one happening anywhere.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
2 Jul 09
What most government officials missed about the TEA Parties was that taxes was not the major issue. It was the unresponsiveness of the government to the wished of the people. In a TV interview Donald Trump was asked to comment on Rush Limbaugh moving out of New York City over the increased taxes. The reporter asked if he, Donald Trump, was going to move out of NYC. His response was we all have our tipping point. The TEA Parties showed that form many Americans they had reached the tipping point.
• United States
5 Jul 09
I don't approve of all the bailouts. Let those companies sink or swim.Or be put up for sale to companies that have run their companies right and are not in the red. All this nonsense has done is make it harder to survive. The place that I work has already stopped any raises, dropped what they will pay into the 401K's, and the profit sharing is pretty much nonexistant now. And this is a clinic with several satellites! We the taxpayer will never see a dime of that surplus money. It will just disappear.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Yes it will. And the money that they are increasing our taxes will disappear via the same route. It seems there is nothing that we can do.
@jobear90 (35)
• United States
3 Jul 09
If our government officials' salaries didn't keep increasing and our wages decreasing we might stand a chance. I believe the reason the government wants to keep supporting all of these bailouts is because of the contributions they receive during their campaigns. I also think that we do not need so many government officials, we don't need an assistant to the assistant of the assistant to the assistant. The biggest school district in our area is having trouble (like many others) making budget so what happens they hire fewer teachers all the while the classrooms keep growing in number...but their is the Superintendent, a dozen or more Assistant Superintendents, then there are at least two or three Assistants under each Assistant and the list just keeps going on and on and... Our Government has gotten the same way and to top it off they vote to increase their salaries all the time. Then to make matters even worse after they retire or are voted out of office we still pay their wages. It really needs to stop somewhere. Those of us on this end of the line can't even make ends meet and they want to take more of our money. Some of our officials could give back 2 or 3 years of their salaries and we wouldn't need tax increases. Sorry I got on my soap box but I am really tired of trying to figure out what is more important rent or fuel or food or.....
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
6 Jul 09
All of those things are important when you're Joe Sixpack but when you have an entire countries taxes bled from the people to give out and look like the "good guy" the generous guy the sky is the limit!
• United States
6 Jul 09
I dunno the whole thing sickens me! And Chrysler is looking at moving prodcution to Mexico! HELLO that's our tax money going to Mexico!!!!!!! As most others are saying WHO"S BAILING ME OUT?!?!? NO ONE!