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A lot of people think the government should cut taxes.
A lot of others think we should do away with certain government programs.
But virtually no one ever suggests we cut taxes by doing away with a program that benefits them.
If the U.S. population were a single individual, we'd call him an unrealistic fool. But since it's actually over 300 million individuals, we all get to point fingers and call each other fools.
As best I can tell, we - as citizens --demand the following:
Better schools. Lower taxes. Two new bridges. No bridge tolls. Better health care. No increase in the cigarette tax. Better roads. No casino gambling. Faster snow removal, more police, that pothole in front of my house fixed tomorrow, and...
Tax rebates for everyone.
This kind of thinking isn't liberal or conservative. It's simply nuts. We can't have everything and pay for nothing.
Think we should get by with less, so government takes less of our money? Fine.
You say we need to do more and the government needs more to fund it? OK.
But pick one. You can't have both. And ultimately, it's really all up to you.
So give us a call. Tell us what public service you'd really like to see eliminated. Or let us know what kind of new tax or fee you could live with to pay for what you want.
We'll share some of those thoughts with you tomorrow.