- Aug 5, 2005
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- Greater Seattle Area, WA
Review all spending on one recent federal bill if you "Care" and see if you still feel there is not wasted spending in a major way !You know, that's a popular thing to say.... but is it really true?
I would be willing to bet that I could list far more things that our tax dollars pay for that are important, useful and not at all a waste, compared to the list anyone can come up of wasteful things.
I'm not saying there isn't a certain amount of waste to be found - and that one's person waste could match another person's definition of essential. But it's a big country with lots of parts and pieces involved with keeping it functional, successful, safe and secure - both now and in the future. So when you break down just the broad essential categories of infrastructure, education, military, intelligence, law enforcement, citizen safety, social safety net, justice, research into all of their competent parts... we end up with a whole lot of parts pieces.
And as I'm sure as anyone who has had a need to deal with most any government program or department... none of them ever seem over-funded. In fact most seem to be working on the thinnest of budgets.
So I'm pretty sure I could rattle off 100 essential useful things our taxes pay for with no problem. Your statement implies that there would 1,000 wasteful things that go along with my 100. And yet, again I'd bet that most making this claim would have a hard time even coming up with 100 wasteful things, let alone 1,000.