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by: Rob on Nov 22, 2005

(Written September 12th, 2005)
I don't mean to jump on the bandwagon of everyone slamming the US government for its failure to prepare and respond adequately to Hurrican Katrina, but I have a point I've been dying to make.

And it's about taxes.

The government collects so much money. It's really unbelievable how much they collect. But all that money isn't enough, because they've had to borrow against future generations and rake up a massive debt.

And yet, even with all of this money:
- The government is unprepared for any kind of disaster
- We depend on another nation (US) for our national defense
- Our literacy (eduction) rate is dropping, tuitions rising
- We have a de-facto 2-tier, partially-privatized health care system

What gives? WHERE is all the money if not in safety, defense, education or health care?

Notice how the government is quick to provide funding to every stupid little cause that comes along while the only things that you and I really can't live without are left in a pitiful state.

I'd like to see a law that prevents the government from spending ANY money until the basic things they ought to be doing are covered. And I'd rather not hear ONE WORD from our government about gun registries, gay marriage, decriminalizing marijuana or anything else for that matter until we are sure we are going to be safe, healthy and educated.

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