If you look at the best school districts within your state, you'll notice that they pay higher taxes. They also tend to have nicer roadways, etc. This doesn't come from nothing; it comes from the taxes that people are paying to live in those areas. This demonstrates the power of taxes to actually improve where you live. Yes, the taxes need to be spent on the right things, but if taxes are too low, even spending on the right things isn't enough --- there isn't enough money to fund what is needed.
Taxes pay for much of the services you've come to expect, living in a first world, industrialized country. Your lights, your water, your hot water, your healthcare, your kids' schooling, all run because we pay taxes. If we all payed $1000 more in taxes, we'd be in the green as a nation.
By the way, illegal immigrants use social services in a much smaller capacity because they're scared of being found out and deported.
Very few people enjoy paying their taxes, but the benefits that come to us from properly funded government programs far outweigh the pain of paying taxes. Without higher taxes, we may lose many valuable programs that have helped make this such a great country. Good government doesn't come cheaply, and it is time for us to pay the bill.
As trite as it sounds, the rich don't pay enough in taxes. They did fine during the Clinton era, yet for some reason putting taxes back to that modest level is somehow a horrible thing. Instead, the super wealthy not only want their Bush tax cuts, but they also want to slash capital gains tax so they are paying a lower percentage of their income than their employees.
No it is not right beacuse there is not one single law stating that you have to pay federal taxes its all a scam most of your taxes just go to paying off the intrest to the federal reserve, i dont think its right that the average american works 3 months of the year for the government and they dont even get a say in where its going.
Much gov't spending is wasteful. It may of had good intentions, but has bad effects. For example, foreign aid was meant to help the poor overseas right? They don't see it — it goes to subsidize wealthy, powerful governments overseas. Welfare creates dependency. Besides, if you want economic freedom, taking people's hard earned money away cuts this freedom to shreds, as well as reducing the investments, consumption, and saving, all of which drive the economy. We need to provide tax relief to all Americans, cut spending, and balance the budget, and make America a competitive business environment to create real broad prosperity for the middle class and everyone else.
Things are tough enough as it is. And not only that, but it's not even like the taxes are being spent in reasonable places. Why should my hard earned money be going to someone who does not work, and is able to do so? Why should I not get to keep what I earn, just so an illegal immigrant can take advantage of our healthcare system? With the amount that we're being taxed, there is plenty of money for a superb economy. Just because the people in office don't know how to keep a budget does not mean that it justifies taking more of my money.
While raising taxes is a way to balance the budget, it is highly criticized by both parties because it hurt the well being of most Americans overall. Tax hikes result in less consumer spending, and less overall income made by the population. In result, the economy stalls and we become less competitive. We must stop putting the burden on innocent Americans. We MUST provide tax relief to all Americans, reduce the Deficit, balance the budget, and close tax loopholes in order to make America a competitive business partner.