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  •  The flipside to this is: (2+ / 0-)
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    Endless wars- Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Pakistan that include war crimes being committed in our names
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    Institutionalized corruption- Michael Taylor of Monsanto, Tom Vilsak of the USDA, Timothy Geitner of Fed Reserve, and let's not forget the list of Goldman Sachs employees that have taken over our government.

    Lest we forget The Banker Bailout "Deals", the Mortgage Fraud Deals, the War on Whistleblowers, The Racist Drug War, The Pentagon waste and fraud that includes $2.3 trillion never accounted for.

    And you ask me to be happy about roads that are falling apart, bridges that are nearing collapse, schools that condition our children into being "the worker of tomorrow"?

    As for your position about "wanting toll roads everywhere", here in New York, we already paid for them.  We agreed to pay for their construction and upkeep only to have the State turn it into a quasi-private, for-profit corporation.  We agreed the tolls would come down after it was built and paid for and funding for lifetime repairs were complete.  It took a Tom Golisano suing the State to get the illegal tolls removed into downtown Buffalo, they operated for over 10 yrs longer than they were supposed to, stealing millions from drivers here.

    As for taxes, no one I know has a problem with paying taxes for legitimate purposes.  There are over 4 million public sector workers that I cannot vote out of office.  See my personal experiences with just one of them a few years ago, here.

    We once had the most efficient, productive and helpful government known to humanity.  One that held criminals accountable, defended and protected the poor and disenfranchised.  One that tried to ensure equity under law.  One that did the right thing.

    Today we have a rotting corpse of deceit, corruption and Orwellian doublespeak.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 04:56:28 AM PDT

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      There are over 4 million public sector workers that I cannot vote out of office.
      How many managers of global mega-corporate too-big-to-fail behemoths who are larger, richer, more powerful, and directly control the lives of more people than any national government, can you vote out of office?
      •  Good Question....every single one of them. (0+ / 0-)

        How's that? By the goods and services I chose to purchase or not.

        The one exception is my mandatory checking account.  The expenses of not having one are extreme, imo.  The company I work for refuses to give paper checks any longer and even if they did, I'd still have to go to the bank.

        What's keeping these megacorps alive is our tax dollars, nothing more.  Tax dollars that the Fed prints out of thin air that devalues the exchange of my labor.  

        IN my short lifetime, the value of the dollar has "officially" lost 6 times its value.  Meaning I'd have to work 6 full-time jobs to buy the same goods and services I did just 40 yrs ago.

        Without our government bartering our labor away, they couldn't continue their unfunded wars and crimes against all of us.  

        -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

        by gerrilea on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 06:50:17 PM PDT

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