Our war of independence was fought in part of because of tax increases. I believe that our nation has become a nation in large part a nation of spineless individuals who won't stand up to the government for individual rights and a government which is growing into one large ass sow which a lot of people( can't say just Americans, as immigrants, legal and illegal are to be added to the group) are attached to the government tit. Then you have the people who believe we need to help them. From what? Themselves? The government? These same people are the ones who say don't feed the wild animals as they may become dependent on being fed by someone else and they are the same people who create dependents with food stamps and welfare, instead of training people, teaching them self worth and either train or educate them to become dependent. Oh sure the sow creates a lot of "programs" but they cost soooo much to operate with their government bureaucrats attached to the tit it does not train or educate the downtrodden. Instead it just creates dependent animals and big ass money pits. The poverty rate today is the same as it was under Reagans administration.
AS of last August the poverty rate was higher than 50 years ago http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/14 ... s-20110914 . So, back then we did not have all these social programs for them, what has happened since? Our government has spent more than $5 TRILLION on social programs for the poor, what has it gotten us?Now our prez wants MORE taxes and spending to do what? Throw down that money pit called federal spending? OBTW, our hipster prez has grown our