The problem is a. you need to draw a line on the maximum percentage they can take. I wouldn't want them to have the control to take so much that you wouldn't be left with enough to live on, especially if you work a low paying job.
b. I have nothing against the social programs except they don't truly target those in need. Our welfare system, at least here in Maryland, supports women who do not want to work, and do nothing but pop out baby afer baby. Yet if you work and have a low paying job, especially those just over the supposed poverty level, but they can't afford housing because the government doesn't place any rent control to keep housing affordable. Utilitiy companies are allowed to jack up your bill 50% to 72% in one jump (and this is true, just happened here. Our bill went from $263 month which was already high to $378.
c. Disability is nearly impossible to get unless you can afford a lawyer or if you're a drug addict. The drug addicts can receive it with no problem.
d. Do we really need a space program?
e. What about social programs for the people in the country who need assistance but make more than the poverty level yet can't afford proper housing because rent is $1000+ for an economy with no rooms? And $1000 may be all they clear per month because minimum wage is a joke and Social Services say "Well you earn too much" Excuse me?
f. Wasteless studies that mean nothing to the general population. We've all seen the headlines "Studies prove... and it's something stupid. Most of those are government funded.
g. wasteful spending...but stuff at Walmart instead of contractors that charge ridiculous prices (yes, I'm going back to the hammer, even $500 is too much.
a. I agree and disagree. Taxes aren't a large issue, I believe it wouldn't be that bad if we were being paid an appropriate wage. Right now, a lot of jobs are suffering because certain people are coming into the country and working for much lower than we are. But the companies are encouraging that, so it's not the people's fault. Taxes to the government is only a good thing.. when they're used right. But between people not wanting to pay them, people fudging taxes, tax breaks for the rich and other such things, it's only us that's really paying for it..
b. A lot of social programs are bunk. American selfishness has seriously hurt them and the lack of government testicular fortitude and unbiased education has made a very good idea into a very bad implementation.
c. Not really. My dad's on disability, my mom's on disability.. it just depends on what's wrong.
d. We need a space program that fucking DOES SOMETHING!!!
e. The federal run social services and the state legislated housing laws tend to miss a point when it comes to people's lives. The federal institutions enforce the rules. Unfortunately, the rules do not cater much to people anymore. Because some states are too large or people turn a blind eye to profit-mongering at the expense of others, the people suffer. Selfishness has really rotted things here.
f. School's a bunch of bullshit sometimes, but it's the kids who dont want to learn. They make us learn the wrong things at the wrong times sometimes, I feel, and really.. what schools do is breed the next class of citizen. They need to remember that. They need to encourage intelligence, good being, they need to make people realize that racism is utter bullshit and the only reason this country exists is because people from EVERY country decided to go, "You know what? Our two countries may have been at war for the last million years, but we're not there anymore. We're here. And now you're my neighbor, and not my enemy." People lose sight of what this country was FOUNDED on. America is lacking community spirit.
g. I consider two hundred million dollars on some fucking jet WHEN WE'RE NOT EVEN IN A REAL WAR, excessive spending. If China invades, it's all over. Nobody else could do it. Nobody else comes close. Why the HELL Are we spending like we're in a goddamn war?! People who support it are just ignorant fucks who think that America is this vulnrable baby to outer nations and everyone else in the enemy, all the while this country's honor is going right down the shitter, we're only looking out for ourselves and we're letting our freedoms slip away to a comfort in personal ignorance when the government has it 'all under control'.