Tuesday, February 7, 2012
TAXES - a Necessary Evil
A few moments ago, I had a little chat with my Dad about Republicans and taxes.
We were watching the local news about Virginia Beach public schools possibly undergoing what will probably be the worst tax cuts in years. Things like no summer school, no sports for middle school, and teachers having to do 3 furlough days (temporary unpaid leave), just to name a few.
We then got on the subject of Republicans and how they always brag about (or want to brag about) not having to raise taxes or stopping the raising of taxes, which then leads to cuts on schools and needed programs.
I don't like the idea of raising taxes, no one does, but the question is, where will the money come from??? How can we pay off our debt (or at least try to)? I would rather pay taxes than to have budget cuts on schools, space research, social programs, etc.
Speaking of which, Romney claimed that he doesn't need to focus on the poor because they have a "safety net". However that "safety net" is what he and other Republicans want to cut funding for in the first place!
Ahem...anyway, by no means am I an expert on politics, but really though....it makes me sick that Republicans want to try so hard at not raising taxes, but at the expense needed programs, especially those for children. It seems like schools are the first thing to have it's funds cut. Is it really worth it? I don't think so.
To me, taxes are simply a necessary evil.