Are we a selective society?

IMAOZI 2011/05/18 13:20:35

So, you’re a Republican that hates taxes? Well, since you do not like taxes or government, please kindly do the following.

1. Do not use Medicare.

2. Do not use Social Security

3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars.

4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster.

5. Do not call 911 when you get hurt.

6. Do not call the police to stop intruders in you’re home.

7. Do not summon the fire department to save your burning home.

8. Do not drive on any paved road, highway, and interstate or drive on any bridge.

9. Do not use public restrooms.

10. Do not send your kids to public schools.

11. Do not put your trash out for city garbage collectors.

12. Do not live in areas with clean air.

13. Do not drink clean water.

14. Do not visit National Parks.

15. Do not visit public museums, zoos, and monuments.

16. Do not eat or use FDA inspected food and medicines.

17. Do not bring your kids to public playgrounds.

18. Do not walk or run on sidewalks.

19. Do not use public recreational facilities such as basketball and tennis courts.

20. Do not seek shelter facilities or food in soup kitchens when you are homeless and hungry.

21. Do not apply for educational or job training assistance when you lose your job.

22. Do not apply for food stamps when you can’t feed your children.

23. Do not use the judiciary system for any reason.

24. Do not ask for an attorney when you are arrested and do not ask for one to be assigned to you by the court.

25. Do not apply for any Pell Grants.

26. Do not use cures that were discovered by labs using federal dollars.

27. Do not fly on federally regulated airplanes.

28. Do not use any product that can trace its development back to NASA.

29. Do not watch the weather provided by the National Weather Service.

30. Do not listen to severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service.

31. Do not listen to tsunami, hurricane, or earthquake alert systems.

32. Do not apply for federal housing.

33. Do not use the internet, which was developed by the military.

34. Do not swim in clean rivers.

35. Do not allow your child to eat school lunches or breakfasts.

36. Do not ask for FEMA assistance when everything you own gets wiped out by disaster.

37. Do not ask the military to defend your life and home in the event of a foreign invasion.

38. Do not use your cell phone or home telephone.

39. Do not buy firearms that wouldn’t have been developed without the
support of the US Government and military. That includes most of them.

40. Do not eat USDA inspected produce and meat.

41. Do not apply for government grants to start your own business.

42. Do not apply to win a government contract.

43. Do not buy any vehicle that has been inspected by government safety agencies.

44. Do not buy any product that is protected from poisons, toxins, etc…by the Consumer Protection Agency.

45. Do not save your money in a bank that is FDIC insured.

46. Do not use Veterans benefits or military health care.

47. Do not use the G.I. Bill to go to college.

48. Do not apply for unemployment benefits.

49. Do not use any electricity from companies regulated by the Department of Energy.

50. Do not live in homes that are built to code.

51. Do not run for public office. Politicians are paid with taxpayer dollars.

52. Do not ask for help from the FBI, S.W.A.T, the bomb squad, Homeland Security, State troopers, etc…

53. Do not apply for any government job whatsoever as all state and federal employees are paid with tax dollars.

54. Do not use public libraries.

55. Do not use the US Postal Service.

56. Do not visit the National Archives.

57. Do not visit Presidential Libraries.

58. Do not use airports that are secured by the federal government.

59. Do not apply for loans from any bank that is FDIC insured.

60. Do not ask the government to help you clean up after a tornado.

61. Do not ask the Department of Agriculture to provide a subsidy to help you run your farm.

62. Do not take walks in National Forests.

63. Do not ask for taxpayer dollars for your oil company.

64. Do not ask the federal government to bail your company out during recessions.

65. Do not seek medical care from places that use federal dollars.

66. Do not use Medicaid.

67. Do not use WIC.

68. Do not use electricity generated by Hoover Dam.

69. Do not use electricity or any service provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

70. Do not ask the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild levees when they break.

71. Do not let the Coast Guard save you from drowning when your boat capsizes at sea.

72. Do not ask the government to help evacuate you when all hell breaks loose in the country you are in.

73. Do not visit historic landmarks.

74. Do not visit fisheries.

75. Do not expect to see animals that are federally protected because of the Endangered Species List.

76. Do not expect plows to clear roads of snow and ice so your kids can go to school and so you can get to work.

77. Do not hunt or camp on federal land.

78. Do not work anywhere that has a safe workplace because of government regulations.

79. Do not use public transportation.

80. Do not drink water from public water fountains.

81. Do not whine when someone copies your work and sells it as their own. Government enforces copyright laws.

82. Do not expect to own your home, car, or boat. Government organizes and keeps all titles.

83. Do not expect convicted felons to remain off the streets.

84. Do not eat in restaurants that are regulated by food quality and safety standards.

85. Do not seek help from the US Embassy if you need assistance in a foreign nation.

86. Do not apply for a passport to travel outside of the United States.

87. Do not apply for a patent when you invent something.

88. Do not adopt a child through your local, state, or federal governments.

89.Do not use elevators that have been inspected by federal or state safety regulators.

90. Do not use any resource that was discovered by the USGS.

91. Do not ask for energy assistance from the government.

92. Do not move to any other developed nation, because the taxes are much higher.

93. Do not go to a beach that is kept clean by the state.

94. Do not use money printed by the US Treasury.

95. Do not complain when millions more illegal immigrants cross the border because there are no more border patrol agents.

96. Do not attend a state university.

97. Do not see any doctor that is licensed through the state.

98. Do not use any water from municipal water systems.

99. Do not complain when diseases and viruses, that were once fought
around the globe by the US government and CDC, reach your house.

100. Do not work for any company that is required to pay it’s workers a
livable wage, provide them sick days, vacation days, and benefits.

101. Do not expect to be able to vote on election days. Government
provides voting booths, election day officials, and voting machines
which are paid for with taxes.

102. Do not ride trains. The railroad was built with government financial assistance.

The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our
lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a
third world country. The less we pay, the less we get in return.
Americans pay less taxes today since 1958 and is ranked 32nd out of 34
of the top tax paying countries. Chile and Mexico are 33rd and 34th. The
Republicans are lying when they say that we pay the highest taxes in
the world and are only attacking taxes to reward corporations and the
wealthy and to weaken our infrastructure and way of life. So next time
you object to paying taxes or fight to abolish taxes for corporations
and the wealthy, keep this quote in mind…

“I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

We only want to hear certain things that affirm or bolster our beliefs. The facts hurt sometimes.

Most Republicans are against Taxes and Government intervention. Do you think we would survive without this list of government services? Do we think they are for free?

Let's discuss (civilly) the pros and cons here.
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  • JimmyColeman 2011/05/29 05:09:52
  • big bobber 2011/05/18 14:42:40
    big bobber
    yes but they now have their noses in every phase of our lives from conception to death and in between ..yes most of these things are necessary and no repub denies that..they just dont agree with this admin and congress the way they spend taxpayers money with no idea how to actually fund it...that is the problem....do we need a rr between la and las vagas do we need to study m arsh mice in northern california do we need to research swine crap in iowa and tennessee do we need to take gm and chriylser aaway from retirees investors that relie on the money from theishares and give it to the people that were the biggest reason they got in financial trouble in the first place do we need to take taxpayers money and bail out the unions pensionplan they have embezzelled into bankruptcy,do we need to give george soros billions of dollars in offshore brazil and promise to buy from them but dont allow our own oil companies to drill here or offshore,do we need to keep giving money to bail out mortgages that were giver to people that had no way to pay them people with minumum wages getting 2 o3 hundred thousand dollar loans with no way to pay it back between acorn barney frank etc they were allowed them and now they have noway to pay them back and the financers are out etc...
  • IMAOZI big bobber 2011/05/18 15:36:13
    Very good points!
  • Continuing Anglican Priest 2011/05/18 14:03:39
    Continuing Anglican Priest
    I'm not a Republican so I may not be the voice you want to hear but I have to say that I have only met one Republican ever that thought all taxes should be rescinded. Of course this guy also believes we should require all 18 year olds to enter the military for 4 years and pay their own way while they are there, so I'm not sure he's a good representative of what Republicans believe.

    I must add that I have never heard a Republican claim that we in the U.S. pay higher taxes than anywhere else in the world. Can you provide me with a link in which this has been claimed in public? Most Republicans know that the more Socialistic a government the better the likelihood of higher taxes. Indeed this is one of their most common arguments against Socialistic government.

    Republicans, like Democrats, realize that taxation is necessary, the question isn't should we pay any taxes at all, but instead the question is what should we pay taxes for? This is a very legitimate question and indeed it is essential that it is continually revisited as the political environment is in a constant state of change.
  • IMAOZI Continu... 2011/05/18 15:35:02
    What the list should have said was that we pay some of the highest CORPORATE taxes.
  • big bobber IMAOZI 2011/05/18 19:59:42

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