Originally Posted by ScotchAndCigar
So you want the gov't to work like an unemployed household?
Conservatives need to admit that the norm for society is for things to go up. For those of us who have jobs and are working (the norm), we get a raise every year, to help pay for living expenses which are always on the rise. Town budgets (normally) never go down, right? So property taxes go up, even if the real estate market is down.
How bout your BMWs? Do they go down in price, or do they normally go up every year? All of you are arguing for an idea that makes no sense, and doesn't reflect reality. For example, take any republican administration we've had; Bush 2, Bush 1, Reagan, Ford, etc. Did they actually make gov't smaller? Did budgets get smaller every year? No and no.
And if you look at the history of revenue, as we have in these threads, it's clear that the middle-class is taking on too much burden because of the constantly decreasing burden of the upper-class.
lts unsustainable but I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I will be proven correct when the bottom falls out of this Ponzi Scheme that keeps the welfare state afloat. There ain't enough rich people from which to confiscate the means to keep this going. We are in the process of strangling the goose that lays the golden eggs that to this point have made this the richest country in the history of man. Enjoy it while it lasts. Our kids are in for a rough ride.