Monday, January 16, 2012 12:49:44 PM
The department of education was created in 1979. Before that the states had control of education.
Wouldn't be that big of a deal to do it again.
Social Security is a ponzy scheme. It spends more than it takes in. It needs to be fixed, or better yet, done away with. I am in my 20s and have no illusions that I will be getting back what I "give" in social security now. The math doesn`t work. My dollars are supporting senior citizens now, I will not have the same luxury when I am old.
A social program is not nobel when it is forced. A government cannot be compassionate, only people can.
Inevitably, government employees and politicians benefit from the money they took from the people moreso than the people themselves.
Monday, January 16, 2012 7:12:08 AM
Fifth, I believe in a system where everyone can choose how to support the less fortunate. For example, I would choose to support the poor by giving the taxes taken from me to my small church which supports and supplies a small food bank across the parking lot. My church also recently built a hospital on an island off of Uganda on Lake Victoria and supports a orphanage of 250 kids on that same island. I believe dollar for dollar my church is doing more good than my government ever dreamed of. I also regularly donate to an orphan in Indonesia. I know I could be doing more in my own country to help the poor, but I have seen the conditions of the poor in Africa and some Asian countries, and our "poor" are rich compared to most of those I have seen over seas. Sixth, while a large majority of our poor got that way through some type of horrible circumstance, we do, as a country, enable many to remain poor.
Monday, January 16, 2012 7:03:36 AM
@Madest: Firstly, I don't watch Fox news, really, I don`t watch much news at all, it`s all biased one way or another, I try to pick up headlines here and there, check out AP every now and then, but other than that, it`s a waste of time. Second, you got me on the facts, assuming of course your sources are correct, I don`t really have to time to research it all my-self. Third, I was going mostly with logic. A system where a previous generation relying on the taxes of the next generation is not, in and of itself, self-supporting. You would need some type of sliding scale as you mentioned to make it work. Even with that, the tax rates could get so out of control as to make the system fail through protest of high taxes. Fourth, I don`t really know if I know Christ, I think I do, and I try to get closer to who he is every day. Some days I feel that I fail, others I feel that I succeed. The point is, I do the best that I can. Fifth....