this lot looks a bit like some friends of mine! They're angry about the bail-outs and the economy, the considered possibility of increases in middle-class income taxes, and a number of other things. Am I referring to the folks in the picture? I might be. I AM referring to my friends, who at present are virtually rabid in their outrage at the revenues flying out the door to support our creaky financial architecture. Some, like a few in the photo, want the military to remain in status quo, the efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq to be sustained, but also demand that taxes be cut. (I do have this correct, as the result of lengthy arguments.) What they're talking about is a REAL, LITERAL "Voluntary" Armed Forces. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, all serving on active duty out of the goodness of their hearts with no compensation, save the gratitude of the nation. These friends also make constitutionally provided use of public place
@Solarhead - This is a fantastic picture. I will admit, I don't know a lot about politics and I don't have a great understanding of the government even though I have learned about it in history classes, but I know enough to realize that our taxes are nessessary and pay for all the things that convenience our lives. People are always complaining about taxes. There are some things that I don't like my tax money going to, but you have to pay for everything somehow. The world isn't perfect, unfortunately... hopefully, one day, everything will be like Star Trek and we won't have money anymore.
well, I don't think that ANYBODY really knows how the tax dollars are spent. If you've ever accidentally overdrawn your checking account, you know how easy it is to lose control of spending, which is pretty much what's been going on. Everybody gets mad about rising taxes, and no-one can blame them, especially when increases are proposed during hard economic times like we're having now.