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TAXES: No money? Then stop spending

Letter by Nina Boness Reiten, Spanaway on July 19, 2010 at 10:16 am with 7 Comments »
July 26, 2010 9:16 am

I don’t smoke, drink or ride buses, but enough is enough to make you
want to throw tea bags in Puget Sound.

People in government need to stop spending when the money
runs out. That is what good, old Americans do with their household
monies. Social Security and teacher’s retirement had no cost-of-living
in 2010 and there will be none in 2011.

All this added tax makes it hard for a lot of seniors. We cannot raise our income, and the government should not raise taxes on drinking water and everything else they can think of.

Another unreasonable idea is the flood control tax for the entire county. This is crazy. Who issues people a permit to build in a flood zone anyway? That is what we have insurance companies for.

The politicians must lie awake at night thinking of what can be taxed next. Maybe it will be the number of flushes we use.

Stop spending money if you don’t have it, and stop taxing people out of their homes. Many people are hurting in our county and state. Enough is enough.

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  1. Sumner401 says:

    what are you going to stop spending on first Nina?
    Seniors?
    Education?
    Roads?
    Mental health?
    I know! Lets cut all the money wasted on health care for children!
    Just where are you going to make the cuts?

  2. Those of you who voted for the messiah, well, this is what you voted for. Nice attempt at diversion Craftsman but we all know the state uses the issues you list (the most necessary ones) to blackmail us into more taxes while they don’t cut funding for needle exchange programs, art projects, welfare rip-offs and frauds, and many more the lib politicians keep behind the curtain of Oz.

  3. murphtall says:

    let’s start by cutting the pay of politicians. my wife has a forced furlough. lets do that to all politicians and elected officials. should save 20% right there if they force them off one day per week and deduct one day’s pay each time. what’s fair is fair, right?

  4. Sumner401 says:

    Those cuts have already been done murphtall, so seriously, what are you going to cut?
    Lots of screaming and yelling to stop spending and to cut the budget, but very few real ideas as to where to make the cuts.
    The best part, it’s the same whiners that are still screaming tax cuts, amazing.

  5. live4fish says:

    Sumner401 – Why would we have to cut spending on Roads? As far as anybody can tell, it’s already stopped. And hell yeah, cut spending on education and seniors. Just because you get used to something, doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be around. And by cutting the pay of politicians, you say it’s been done. I’m thinking it needs to be cut by half at least. Everybody cries, “It’s for the kids.” I say bull. The kids won’t miss, what isn’t there.

  6. murphtall says:

    smner: so politicians lost 20% of their pay this year? well if that is the case then, am happy. i guess i missed it in the new tribune. do you have a link to where it states politicians of washington state have unpaid work furloughs or have this year taken a 20% pay cut? I’d be stoked to see proof that finally government may begetting the whole thing!!

    Thanks, oh i am so excited to have this proof!

    Please hurry if you can. I cannot seem to fin it on google. i am certain its hidden somewhere you can easily access.

    Thanks again!!!!

  7. CrazyLibertarian says:

    Sumner – yes. Stop spending money on roads. Stop spending money on education. Stop spending money on mental health. Stop spending money on seniors. Is that clear enough for you. Stop spending.

    Its simple. Forecast a budget based on projected revenue, then allocate money to each fund. When the money is gone, spending is done. Emergency and deficit spending needs to be approved by a supermajority of the Congress.

    Were broke – and were spending ourselves into California. So yes, stop spending.

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