Originally Posted by Curtis2011
In general I am against new taxes, whatever form they may take.
IMO, if the government can't spend within its means while taking in 2.6 trillion dollars a year in revenue, then giving them more money is not going to fix the problem.
I'm in this camp as well. The answer to government's inability to manage their finances sensibly is not to give them more money.
Also the answer to massive excesses in the finance industry vs horrendous poverty in other parts of the world and inequality in developed nations is not to give more money to governments.
IMO not nearly enough press is given to the philanthropic activities of financial institutions and the charitable activities of the rich. It's an inconvenient truth that a lot of people either filter out just aren't aware of, probably due to media reporting.