Slavery – It’s Economic in Today’s WorldWritten by United Citizens of America
Slavery has taken a new dimension in our country. People are no longer owned and driven to perform tasks for no pay. Today, slavery is to our governments, with very little chance of ever breaking financial bondage.
On average, Americans now spend more time working to pay their taxes than they spend working to provide food, clothing, and shelter combined. According to Tax Foundation, typical middle-income taxpayer in 2003 had to work until April 19 just cover their federal and state income taxes. That’s almost a third of year, 109 days, or 2 hours and 23 minutes of each eight hours in earnings. Now add on your local taxation fees and your homeowner tax. Each American is working almost half a year just to pay their annual tax burden. Close to half of your 8 hour, workday is going directly to pay your tax requirements. In comparison, in 1930, it only took 30 seconds of an individuals daily work time to cover their tax burden.
Many people discuss “good ’ol days” of American life, and how today’s generation has it tougher than our Grandparents did. If you look at old unplanned pictures of 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, people going to work have smiles on their faces. I commute everyday, and you rarely see people smiling. Work is no longer a pleasure, but a necessity to survive. Losing your job in today’s market is a virtual death sentence for you and your family’s way of life. The burden on “providers” is staggering.
These daily pressures are surely being noticed and absorbed by our children. Youth crime is skyrocketing. Drug use is still very prevalent in our youth, and moving toward harder “mind altering” substances. Violence and violent actions are getting more severe in our younger generation. Our children are angry, nervous and stressed, and with less parental support due to working requirements, our children are losing control, lashing out at each other, authority figures, and anything else that may get in their way.
Obese Government Written by United Citizens of America
Very few people (including members of Congress) actually grasp numbers involved in federal budget.
The total net "economy" of United States is about $9.25 trillion. That represents total production, sales, purchase and consumption in United States in 2003, according to estimates provided by CIA.
Government is single biggest industry in United States, both federal and combined state governments.
The business of United States isn't business - it is legislation. And quite frankly, they do a terrible job at it.
There is more money wasted each year by our federal government alone to fund a second Defense Department or to cut personal taxes by 25 percent across board.
In addition, hundreds of billions of dollars are given to corporations by way of contracts, which could be reclaimed by forcing our government institutions to implement fair contracting practices.
The Congressional Budget Office has issued warnings about dangers that lie ahead if our politicians continue to spend in this manner. Unfortunately, nobody is listening.
Who are we hurting by this outrageous spending? We are hurting our children, our grandchildren and who knows how many future generations of Americans. And for what? So our politicians can go home in an election year and brag about how they have been able to bring home bacon. Or so we can be sure special interests are happy.