First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#81 May 21, 2013
People never look at how much they pay in taxes. We pay a tax or fee on just about everything we have and everything we do. Try for one month to keep up with all the taxes and fees you pay. Federal, state, city taxes, taxes on your phone bill, lights, gas tax, licenses, permits, property taxes, school millages, 911, library, new courthouse millages. Mandatory car insurance, mandatory health insurance, taxes on prepared food and snacks. The list goes on and on.

Add it all up. Now take lets say 20% of the total. What could you do with the extra money that you have? For some it would pay a car payment or go a long way to cover rent. The bloated out of control government is the problem not a business who needs to pay a certain wage to stay in business. Just think what the government is taking from the employer. How much more could they pay their employees if their taxes and fees were reduced by 20%.

Gotta look at the big picture. DG and the good ole boys might have kept the wages low for a while in Scottsville but the polititians will keep them lower for the nation.
tay

Middletown, DE

#82 May 21, 2013
Im defined of my past I have even lost friends because of it. I only wanted to be happy but they didnt care they think im the bad person. Its okay because Im very happy where I am in my life now:)
My 2 cents

Pelham, TN

#83 May 27, 2013
Patriot Dad wrote:
<quoted text>
I would say that $10 would be enough if the government didn't take two thirds of it in taxes and fees. My 2 cents.
One thing that I think people don't consider -- but it is absolutely true -- is that it is increased productivity -- not higher wages, that raises our standard of living.

Think about this -- if the government mandated that -every person- in the country was to get a 10 percent increase in income -- but held productivity at the same level -- what would be the result?

The result would be more dollars chasing the same amount of goods. Prices would rise by -at least- 10 percent on everything. We would gain absolutely nothing. We might even lose buying power.

On the other hand -- if productivity went up 10 percent -- but wages stayed the same -- we would all benefit -- prices would necessarily adjust downward and everyone would live better.

It's the old law of "supply and demand". It always works -- unless the government decides to get involved -- then it's anyone's guess what the result would be.

The biggest problem with our country today is that the government meddles in everything. Their meddling hurts rather than helps.

Government programs that encourage people not to work lowers productivity. Lower productivity inevitably leads to a lower average standard of living.

Any program that gives people stuff they didn't earn increases consumption and drives up prices for everyone else.

When someone tells you that they're from the government and are here to help you be very skeptical.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Scottsville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
lice outbreak in allen co. schools. 25 min Fyi 4
Who do you support for U.S. House in Kentucky (... (Oct '10) 36 min Anonymous 497
Joanna Mandrell-Marr 2 hr JOANNA MARR 3
Jerry Whitney is for Mitch 3 hr Voter 15
Taco Bell 3 hr A concern citizen 1
joe lambert 11 hr everyone 3
foster, bray, carter (the three stuges) 12 hr just saying 72
Scottsville Dating
Find my Match

Scottsville Jobs

Scottsville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Scottsville News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Scottsville

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]