[QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4494250]Don't forget the billions of tax dollars spent on building up foreign countries that are friendly to our business interests (the most insulting part is that its under the guise of 'defense' :rolleyes:). Remember, we cannot find the money to take care of our basic necessities here in America but the politicians have no problem rubber stamping billions of dollars for those same basic necessities around the world.
There is a simple reason why the SEC, FDA, Energy and Justice departments are failing us; the lawmakers have been bought and paid for. All those agencies amount to a dog and pony show mean't to give the illusion that our tax money is being spent to protect us. An illusion that the government is functioning.[/QUOTE]
There is no illusion that government is functioning anymore which isn't such a bad thing.
What I don't get is why you would support higher taxes when you understand the reality of big government.
Legislating money out isn't the answer, governing in a way that money influence doesn't have a pay back does.