I was just pondering as I usually do, today, about where exactly it is all our money is (meanin tax dollars)? I mean obviously we know about the bailouts etc, but does this really explain where the f all our money went? I constantly read or watch news casts, ads, and stories about how all our courthouses, schools, etc are too poor and shutting down and how our federal, state and local governments are "poor and have no money", but how exactly is this possible?
Am I missing something here? We have a federal sales tax, state sales tax, income tax, medicaid/medicare tax, ss tax, thousands of llegal excise taxes on alcohol, ciggaretts, tanning etc, property taxes, court fees for filing, fines, tickets, fees for taking government forced classes like Batterers education that cost the convicted $100 more than a volontary participant, fees for probation/parole, license renewal fees for driving, occupational licenses, license plate sticker renewal fees, license plate charges, taxes on purchasing houses, cars, fishing license, hunting permit, handgun permit, permit to carry and conceal, and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. Not to mention property taxes in most areas were inflated by the local governments to swindle more money, more money, more money. Increases in bills to citizens for utilities ran and monopolized by the local governments, are a factor too and FCC make believe taxes and fees.
Where is this money> How are they so poor?