Originally Posted by ganeil
I did not dispute your numbers. They reflect the point I was making, our national debt is not outside the norm for a post-industrial economy.
Health care and housing are not free. If the person obtaining either is not the person paying for it then someone else is. If that other person did not voluntarily pay for the doctor's visit or house, then the money used to pay for it was taken from him without his consent. In the English language we call that confiscating.
By rough count I have spent time in about 16 different countries. I have seen plenty.
So, our ratio is 65%, China's 15%, Australia 15%, UK 45% and we all fall in the same category...
I don't get it...
Again...we and them all paid taxes...they get real service, you and I get NOTHING. In TX for example, they take 3% property tax, 2.5% for schools. The schools SUCKKKK big time here...so, who's confiscating here? Who's crazy here?