If you would not let your employer do it then why your government?

@gewcew23 (8010)
United States
May 15, 2008 8:50am CST
Lets say one day you got your paycheck and it was 400 dollars less than normal. You examined your paystub and noticed that 400 dollars was taken out for something called CNIM. You go to your boss and ask first what is CNIM and then you ask why was I not give a choice in the matter. Your boss tell you that CNIM stands for Company Needs It More. Your boss start telling you all the thing that the company could do with your's and other's money. To answer the other question your boss tells you that other people decided that you did not need it and you make to much anyway. I believe that no one here on MyLot who has a job would put up with it, and would have a lawsuit by the end of the day. When it come to what your government takes from you, some of you encourage it, but why? You would not let your employer do it, but more the better for government. Is it not your money. Did you not go out there and earn it. What rights does government have to take money out of my and your paychecks before you do?
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
15 May 08
There is a little know honor that was awarded in Total Secret and the name will never be known. This Honor was a one time ever award and it went to the person who came up with the ideas of the "Withholding Tax". Until this person came up with the Idea the people had to write out a check or take the money to the government. If you ask most people how much the paid in income tax and the will tell you how much they paid with their tax return or how much they got back. This is not the tax paid and this is the beauty of the Withholding Tax - most people have no idea what they pay in taxes. For example I paid an extra $891.00, in addition to the $9,750.00, that was with held from mine and my wife's checks. I did not pay $891.00 but I paid $10,641.00, in Federal Taxes. Add to this the fact that if I owed this money to the government they would charge me 11% interest per year. The interest for a year would be $1,072.50. I paid a total of $11,713.50, in taxes and the government using my money for free.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
15 May 08
Do you drive a vehicle? Who pays to maintain the roads and bridges you drive over? Do you drink water and eat food? Who pays the people who make sure it's safe to put in your mouth? Do you have a doctor? Who makes sure he's trained? Do you have a police dept, fire dept, EMS dept? Who makes sure emergency help is there when you need it? The government has the right to require it's citizens to help support programs that are necessary for this country to function.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
15 May 08
What extra crud are you talking about and why don't you know what your government is spending public funds on? Yes, my original response was directed at areas that most people can relate to but I can be very specific about government spending on a local level because my state has recently been hit with severe budget cuts. Some of the programs hit, which may or may not be crud, are: Medical needy programs for low income families Programs for pregnant women Funding to community colleges were cut Funding to pay for firefighters & EMS were cut The Public Defenders office lost funding The Office of Parole and Probation lost funding Hospitals are losing funding Nursing homes have lost funding Schools are losing funding On a national level, the federal government has had to cut back funding for drought assistance and other assistance programs for farmers. Homeland Security, Education, HUD, Energy, Transportation, Environmental Protection, Veterans Affairs, Social Security and more are supported by our tax dollars. I'm not saying that there is no crud and no wasteful spending but, as a whole, our tax dollars benefit our communities and our families, protect our futures and allow us to be able to assist people around the world when disaster hits.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
17 May 08
I am not saying that bike paths, mass transit, walking paths etc are not important but the question is who should pay fir it. The Gas tax was a user fee to have the people who used the roads pay for them. Now they are saying that there is not enough money to maintain the road so we need to increase the gas tax. A couple of examples, in New York State the Staten Island ferry used to cost $0.05, per trip to use, some people felt it was unfair to the people who lived on the Island to have to pay so it is now free(due to an increase in the gas tax). There are bridges from Staten Island to New York City. In Minnesota the 8th Congressional district receive Millions in Federal Highway funding. The smallest category was for Highway construction and maintenance. The majority went for new buses, new walking and biking paths, building shelters along these paths, and a new Bus Terminal for Duluth. Why can't they charge a fee on the sale for each Bicycle and require a sticker to use the Bike trail? If it is important to them let them pay for it. I have no problem with asking a person who wants to get out of jail to pay a small amount for that privilege. The same goes for government health care, a small payment would prevent people from running to the emergency room for a small cold. This is what is driving up the cost of hospital care. Why should I pay for the extras for everyone when I can't afford them for my family? This fall under the category of Redistribution of Wealth or Communism.