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      I've often thougt the feds should collect only enough income taxes to maintain the military and ensure the transportation systems of the country functioned. All other taxes for the "general welfare" should be managed at a local/state level. That way I truely believe there would be more accountability of the money the state collects, less waste etc.

      If all income and property taxes were eliminated I might consider a flat tax, but I lean towards a consumption tax, again with the requirement that income/property taxes are first eliminated..

      It tough, we need tax money for national security, but the wealth re-distribution has to stop..

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
      Well, SW. I don’t see it as a penalty really. I understand people without kids think they’re getting the shaft. I also know people that rent with or without children pay property taxes through their rent with a portion of it going to fund schools.

      As far as not having children and still paying tax for schools, I think there are a couple “why must they” benefits to consider. First, we must maintain a system so that when they do have children it’s there. Second, weather you have children and they’re grown or you have none at all we all benefit as a Country with an educated population.

      I do think that at some age, say 65 maybe, school tax should be removed from an individual’s property tax bill.
      The school that are public spend about 2x what private schools spend per student but get much better results. Why continue to fund what does not do the better job. Teaching the 3 Rs is the job of schools not the current social engineering that is happening now. I have to pay propety taxes even though I send grand childern to private school.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tony pasley View Post
      The school that are public spend about 2x what private schools spend per student but get much better results. Why continue to fund what does not do the better job. Teaching the 3 Rs is the job of schools not the current social engineering that is happening now. I have to pay propety taxes even though I send grand childern to private school.
      The public school system is failing and needs fixed.
      I paid school tax too while my daughter went to private school. Yer Preaching to the choir here.

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      I would like to see ALL public schools go away!! Privatizing them would produce better results, IMO. Like Tony said, there's far too much social engineering going on. Too many teachers use their classrooms as a podium to impress their beliefs on these young and open minds. I will say, that when I was in school, politics was never discussed unless it was an actual politics class or class that discussed the geo-political aspects of a certain country. Even then, the teachers didn't inflict their beliefs into the equation. I only wish my daughter had the benefit of a politically-free oriented classroom. I grew up in the Texas school system.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
      I would like to see ALL public schools go away!! Privatizing them would produce better results, IMO. Like Tony said, there's far too much social engineering going on. Too many teachers use their classrooms as a podium to impress their beliefs on these young and open minds. I will say, that when I was in school, politics was never discussed unless it was an actual politics class or class that discussed the geo-political aspects of a certain country. Even then, the teachers didn't inflict their beliefs into the equation. I only wish my daughter had the benefit of a politically-free oriented classroom. I grew up in the Texas school system.
      Is she still in school?

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      At almost 50 years old I STILL cant fathom why ANYONE should pay taxes on income they EARNED. Sales taxes on purchases(and property taxes ONCE when you buy!) but most taxes still appear to me to be,how did they put it back then, TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.

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