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Everyday one hears that the rich need to pay more taxes. Obama calls it their "fair share." Are you more concerned with who pays taxes and how much they pay (no) or where the tax money is spent once the government gets its hands on it (yes)?

Asked by: bigdave
Everyday one hears that the rich need to pay more taxes. Obama calls it their "fair share." Are you more concerned with who pays taxes and how much they pay (no) or where the tax money is spent once the government gets its hands on it (yes)?
  • Yes,where it is spent is important.

    Sure the rich should pay more than what they pay now in order to support the society instead of finding loop holes in taxation. However, what is at least or more important is that the tax money collected be spent on positive things and be frugally allocated instead of wasted.

  • Who pays taxes is important and has a huge impact on the economy

    When "trickle down" economics is put into place, giving tax breaks the the wealthy, the money never does actually trickle down to the poor. The government is there to support everyone in the country, but the burden of paying for it should fall more on those who can afford to.


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bigdave says2013-10-31T22:49:25.393
A reality TV show in India. The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. Agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in foreign markets. In 2011, it funded a reality TV show in India that advertised U.S. Cotton.
bigdave says2013-10-31T22:50:48.480
RoboSquirrel.” $325,000 was spent on a robotic squirrel named “RoboSquirrel.” This National Science Foundation grant was used to create a realistic-looking robotic squirrel for the purpose of studying how a rattlesnake would react to it.
bigdave says2013-10-31T22:51:21.233
Food stamps for alcohol and junk food. Though they were intended to ensure hungry children received healthy meals, taxpayer-funded food stamps were instead spent on fast food at Taco Bell and Burger King; on non-nutritious foods such as candy, ice cream, and soft drinks; and on some 2,000 deceased persons in New York and Massachusetts. Food stamp recipients spent $2 billion on sugary drinks alone. Improper SNAP payments accounted for $2.5 billion in waste, including to one exotic dancer who was making $85,000 per year.
bigdave says2013-10-31T22:51:54.367
Http://www.Opposingviews.Com/i/politics/top-10-examples-wasteful-federal-spending-2012#