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Bailout would be taxation 'without representation' Alternative: Don't pay taxes???

 
maya2012
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Bailout would be taxation 'without representation'

True freedom includes the economic freedom to succeed or fail in the business of our choice.

By failing to properly evaluate the risks associated with securitized debt, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the investment banks and AIG made poor business decisions. It's not the American way that they should be bailed out at the taxpayer's expense.

If they are, then in the long run we all lose. The proposed taxpayer bailout of Wall Street amounts to taxation without representation.

Didn't we already fight one revolutionary war over this?


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No taxation without representation

"No taxation without representation"

What do I get for my federal taxes? Our public schools are failing, Social Security is insolvent, Medicare & Medicaid are run by a corrupt government that uses taxpayer money to overpay the corporations that run it. Our military is in shambles, our economy is on the brink of complete collapse and all our leaders can think of to do in order to solve the problem is to use our tax dollars to bail out the mistakes of corporations while Americans end up homeless and broke. And stuck with the bill.

Do people understand how much money we have spent in Iraq? Seriously really, get a grip and really GET how much money has gone down the hole? And even if they do, do they realize that the Iraq bill, from a dollar perspective, HASN'T COME DUE YET??? The shit going on with the economy right now has NOTHING to do with the THREE FUCKING TRILLION DOLLARS that this clusterfuck in Iraq will eventually cost us.

$3,000,000,000,000 / 300,000,000 = $10,000/ea.

That means that RIGHT NOW, without ANY interest, each and every American in this country is in for $10 fucking K. On top of our current federal and state income tax burden.

Now, I pay for electricity. I pay for internet. I pay for television and I pay for my phone. The tax I pay at the pump covers most of the cash either state or federal government spend on shit like road repairs, but whatever. I pay for the gas to heat my home and cook my food. I pay a shitload at the hospital and even pay tax on some of that shit. I pay sales tax. I even pay retail tax, even though the corporations pass ALL their taxes on to me when I buy their shit. So what the fuck do I get?

A military that is now broken. An infrastructure that is crumbling. A justice system that favors their own, the rich and the politicians, and if to add insult to injury, herd me like a fucking piece of cattle and actually go out of their way to find a reason to make me pay them for some bullshit slight.

So what the hell is a rational guy supposed to do? What did our forefathers do, when faced with this kind of bogus farce of representation, when bullied into paying for something they don't even want or need?

When a man with a checkbook has greater sway than a million voices, OR EVEN ONE FUCKING VOICE, then hasn't our grievance become that of the founders of this country?

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“Taxes equally detrimental to the Commercial interests of the Parent Country and her Colonies, are imposed upon the People, without their Consent…”

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It is official. We have stopped being a republic. Our so called representatives do not even feel the need to acknowledge the opposition to their actions. They just do whatever they want.

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Excellent point. When Senators say they got a gillion emails against the bailout, but they voted for it because they know best, then we aren't being represented.
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I like this thread, and approve this message lol.

I do feel that the masses are now being fully taxed with no or VERY little representation. We need to enact laws against the lobbyists who buy our politicians after we have elected them.
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Re: Bailout would be taxation 'without representation' Alternative: Don't pay taxes???
the quick solution is to STOP sending our money to Washington!!!
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One caller on C-SPAN this morning made a great point:

It might be time for the citizens of the United States to reform the tax laws in our own way, if our elected officials continue to ignore us, by NOT PAYING OUR INCOME TAX.
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Abolishing the IRS and Federal Reserve, and following Article 1 Section 10 of the US Constitution would have never got us in this mess in the first place.

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the quick solution is to STOP sending our money to Washington!!!
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YES!!!
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This is taxation without representation. Under this agreement Hank Paulson would be able to spend and give away US tax dollars as he sees fit without any oversight. Not even congress or the courts could say anything about what he did! This is absolutely outrageous. Basically, Hank Paulson becomes the financial dictator of the USA.

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Not that it's surprising to me that this has happened....it's just distressful. The government of the US is supposed to be FOR the people, BY the people. Congress made a historic decision today, when they passed this "bailout bill" with so little support from the American People.

There is a very good chance that the people are now fed up with the FED and will be seeking ways to change this corrupt system. I'll be the 1st on the bandwagon, too.





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