"Americans will spend more this year per capita on taxes than on food ($2,693), clothing ($1,404) and shelter ($5,833) combined. The single highest spending item is federal taxes, at $7,026 ... Arizonans’ per-capita bite is $9,041, a combination of federal and state taxes."
Work Life, The Arizona Daily Star, P. D1, Sept. 19, 1999.
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Oh, but it's so much better than "over there". I'm amazed at the "rationale" people will use to make hiway robbery acceptable.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    meaningless and erroneous
     -- dick, fort worth     
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    Erroneous in what way Dick? The way you pop in and throw out ungrounded and nasty comments on anything you don't like reminds me of the old guys in the balcony on The Muppet Show. Entertaining but meaningless in the real world.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Central government with the power to borrow on the backs of the people without limit will eventually bankrupt the nation. Most of the taxes collected merely pay the interest on the US government's debt. In fact, since China is the largest holder of government bonds now, we are taxed to prop up the largest communist nation in the world. Wow, how the hell did that happen! Someone sure knows what they are doing -- unfortunately it isn't the American people...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The amerikans, used to be Americans, have been duped into believing that they are 'one required'. All that a discerner has to do is to read the Statute, Volume 38, page 166 in 1913 to understand what the law states, and then read the Congressional Record from 1910 to 1913 to clearly determine who and what IS taxable; and it ain't the laboring person. Once I realized, in 1979, that I was NOT 'one required' I quit submitting forms that are in contradistinction to the dichotomous, oxymoronic phrase, voluntary/compliance and except for a couple of confrontations by the police-state, thinking irs, I have been declared as uncollectable and enjoy every federal reserve note that I receive; with nothing withheld, either State or federal - Period!
     -- Patriot2011, novi     
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     -- Roland, Bonner's Ferry      
    The quote states the stupid amerikan's perspective. Because the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land governs over its herd of slaves, its perspective is that it allows its chattel just enough of its property to sustain self in a lower and lower caste.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Lacking in loyalty, honor and integrity. The once trusted guard at the gate. The greatest degree of understanding Liberty and Freedom, an honest leader of rank will explain not only the individuals state, but also their standing in relationship with the powers that govern them ! When by freewill, one chooses to become a servant for that worthy cause of Liberty and Freedom, by way of Oath, The metals of loyalty, honor and integrity are tested. After loyal service, an Honorable discharge is granted for Faithful service. Liberty bestowed and returned to the individual. To uphold and defend our Constitution and its unchanging original Intent. The inalienable rights Declared by our Declaration of Independence to all the world. Bribery, extortion, and fraud committed in the elected and appointed servants sector, as Congress, Senate, Supreme Court, and Executive is as much Treason as in the Military sector. And should no less be tolerated ! Swings sets are justifiable for high treason. regardless of office held. The True and Faithful Guard stands ready to execute " Due Justice ". Sleep well politicians and appointed servants, within federal gov and state gov, who compromise Liberty for the sake of false security and order. Fraud and corruption this election season 2016, with so many True Patriots Awakened and Watching, it would be foolish indeed on your part ! Better to resign now, than to run and be found a Fraud ! The quote states no more than a degree of Plunder, which has been legalized through unconstitutional, perverted laws. The yoke of necessity need no extra burden upon ourselves or our children !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
    Perhaps if we cut military spending in half and close all the 800 bases we have in foreign lands; and do away with government and municipality bureaucracy, and the mismanaged of federal agencies (disband the CIA), we could afford healthcare for everyone and feed the poor.
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
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