Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 8:45 a.m. MDT
@Joe BlowThanks for the numbers. So the actual number in the public
sector is less now under Obama than it was under Reagan.Do you have
any figures on how the pay scale and retirement spending has increased over
those years? As an, hopefully, extreme example some lifeguards in CA are taking
home over $200K/year.I think there is a large number in public sector
making over $100K. All this pay is coming from the private sector that for the
most part make less than that.The total cost of government has
increased and those costs are paid by tax dollars and borrowed money which
future taxpayers are expected to incur. The US has got to get out of the
business of war and start making things again. The reports are that troop
numbers are coming down but the troops are being replaced by higher paid
contractors, whose numbers are not reported. KBR and Haliburton contractors
should not be hired to do jobs that the military has done in the past. If
contractors want to be in the service they can enlist.The country is
in deep debt, taxes will only continue to go up.
one vote--Try billions, not trillions.The biggest scam is education
with benefits catching up.
Upset? Oh really?
worf said: "one vote--Try billions, not trillions.""The
biggest scam is education" for many who choose to receive theirs from am
radio.The costs of the 2003-2010 Iraq War are often contested, as
academics and critics have unearthed many hidden costs not represented in
official estimates. The most recent major report on these costs come from Brown
University in the form of the Costs of War project, which said the total for
wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan is at least $3.2-4 trillion. The report
disavowed previous estimates of the Iraq War's cost as being under $1
trillion, saying the Department of Defense's direct spending on Iraq
totaled at least $757.8 billion, but also highlighting the complementary costs
at home, such as interest paid on the funds borrowed to finance the wars and a
potential nearly $1 trillion in extra spending to care for veterans returning
from combat through 2050. An update in 2013 topped this at US$6 trillion.What a bunch of gimme gimme my war, gimme gimme my cheap oil, children
who now that their patriotic leaders aren't spending the money don't
want to pay for their mistakes.
One vote,We have multi-trillion dollar Obamacare that will continue after
the wars are done, becoming multi-trillion many times over (redundant, I know).
None of that free.BO wants to take over raising your kids, none of
that free, either.
Taxes are the price of civilization; it is the waste and corruption that is the
problem, and the biggest offenders are the giant corporations and the super rich
at the top of the economic ladder. The nation needs more employee owned
business, credit unions and co-ops.
DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.— About comments