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Old 03-19-2003, 12:32 AM   #1
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What are your taxes paying for this year?

Every year at tax time, I decide what my taxes are paying for. I don't pay enough to worry that my taxes are paying for things I don't agree with. There are enough things the federal government does for me that I like, that I feel good about paying for, so I don't need to get all bent out of shape about paying my taxes.

One year I help fund the free breakfast program for poor children in school. Other years, I've paid for highway work, or national park services.

This year, I'm helping to pay for the federal prosecution of that bastard who killed the gynecologist through the kitchen window.


Without getting political or pissy, tell us what you're paying for with your taxes. If you disagree with someone, keep it to yourself. I will. If you don't follow these rules, you will get the usual , and I will chastize you in public.
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??? you can decide?
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Of course not. But none of us here pays billions to fund the entire operation. It's the small amounts that people like us pay that keep these things going.

So, what do you pay for?
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You're all paying for my toilet paper.

Thanks, guys!
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programs that dont work.

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programs that dont work.

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You of all people can think of something to pay for that you use and appreciate!

Roads for your Jeep? National parks for your girls?
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cancer research, AIDS treatments for Africa, government aid for post 9/11 NYC aid

I am NOT paying for the sign they made for the congressional cafeteria that reads "Freedom Fries" so don't blame me for that.
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The bike trails I ride in the forest with my family. My salary!!! LOL
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oh and.....i paid for roadsigns. gosh darnit i love those. especially the one for darwin, minnesota that says:

if you lived here you'd be home now.



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I'm paying for the military.
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I'm NOT paying for the military

Actually, I'm GETTING PAID to work my ass off at school (Yay for getting almost all of my taxes back!)
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See what I'm saying here?! It helps during tax time to think this way!
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