Originally Posted by RyeBread
you seemingly blame chiefly Obama & GM - for the poor economy and alleged need to raise taxes.
as I pointed out - the financial industry bailout far and away exceeded the cost of the GM bailout. the fairly easy to see corollary argument is that you should be thanking wall-street
it's no secret that you have a major hard-on for GM. almost makes me wonder if you originally hail from hamtramck and lived in a house that sits where the Cadillac/Buick plant now sits...
Two wrongs do not make a right and a bigger wrong does not erase a smaller one. Money doesn't magically appear out of nowhere, unless you are the fed and print funny money, but then it disappears elsewhere in terms of its value. It all has to be paid for one way or another, and if taxes do not cover it, the loans gov't takes will have to be paid through future taxes on, among others, me and my family, for a few generations.
I would talk about the financial bailout, as I believe it to be far more destructive than any other, but I do not believe we have any bankers here. We do, however, have some GM folks here, and talking about cars is a little bit more related to this board than financial industry.
There are numerous other matters that will make taxes go up. I am not as intelligent as you and can't talk about all the problems in one thread, so I picked two that were on my mind. I may be mistaken, but I do not believe this warrants a therapy.