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    payroll taxes as their own investment in Social Security, though it isn't. Sales taxes are generally publicised as being local taxes, which support the police, fire department, libraries, etc. People have become convinced that there is no such thing as country-wide general welfare. Even the interstates are maintained on a state by state basis. To many, the U.S. government takes from those who produce income and give to those who don't, or at the most that it is spent on the military. Problem is the general perception is that welfare takes more money than the military, which isn't even close. If it were, the country would actually be better off all across the income strata.

    “The universe implodes. No matter.” -Liam Williams

    by northsylvania on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 07:22:38 AM PDT

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