Saturday, April 17, 2010

Up Front Response to Troubling Times Post

I’ve decided to respond to the kindly doctor’s comment on my Troubling Times post right up front.

I don't view taxes as theft or the result of greed. We need infrastructure.We are a society with shared needs. Lobbyist buying access to our representatives is another story.

The greatest economic engine this county has ever seen was during the Eisenhower administration. We were at a 91% tax rate. We were at 50% under Reagan. Obama wants to take us from 35% to 46%. Who’s the socialist?

Unfortunately we’ve based our economic growth on unlimited growth which is unsustainable. We need to stabilize.

We also have to curb our population growth which would require a different model anyway.

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