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  •  What do we pay for? We pay for the (3+ / 0-)

    War on Terror (Brown People) &
    War on Drugs (Minorities) &
    War on Civil Rights (all of us) &
    War on Public Schools (Minorities) &
    QE to Banks &
    Required payments to Insurance Companies &
    Some social programs.

    I think my taxes are used to make the world a worse place. This is one reason I permanently left the USA for a more benign government.

    I voted with my feet. Good Bye and Good Luck America!!

    by shann on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 11:33:04 PM PDT

    •  More than half of discretionary spending.... (1+ / 0-)
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      goes to bombs, etc. And that doesn't even count Homeland Security (bombs for us here at home) and the VA.

      And who knows what the NSA, CIA, DIA and the FUCKYOU (super secret) cost?

      Paying all those nice folks and buying all those bombs really warms the cockles of my heart.

      •  Indeed (0+ / 0-)

        Because we are the police of the world. When bad things happen, who gets called?  The real world has a way of bursting peoples little balloon animals.

        You best believe it does

        by HangsLeft on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 03:45:00 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah, right (0+ / 0-)

          Like the slaughter we stopped in Syria or the way we stood up to the Russians when they took Crimea or the way we took down the heinous North Korean regime that tortures its people in unspeakable ways or...

          We're not the world's police.  In case you haven't noticed, we only bomb countries that don't have air defense, and half the time, we do it just to steal their oil, not because they represent any kind of threat.

          But you just keep that fantasy of the U.S. as the big, tough, white cowboy hat-wearing kindly police officer of the world if it makes you feel better.

          They tell me I'm pretty amusing from time to time working with 140 characters or less.

          by CharlieHipHop on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 09:07:12 AM PDT

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    •  Well some see the tax form as half empty... (5+ / 0-)

      Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature. If I had Bill Gates money, I'd buy Detroit.

      by ZenTrainer on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 10:23:28 AM PDT

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