- Oct 9, 1999
Yeah, but I have a lot better chance of controlling where my city council spends money than I do getting the ear of a US senator.Originally posted by: Deeko
Not wanting this particular program is another issue entirely, but don't tell the libertarians what you just said. Especially don't insinuate that that's what they meant. They might hunt you down and put your head on a stick. They hate federal government programs and want everything controlled by state/local governments.Originally posted by: Fern
If his point is that he doesn't like this being paid for with others' tax money; no matter what level of government it will still be tax money. Federal income tax, state income tax, local income tax, sales tax or property tax - what's the difference? It all comes out of our pockets.Originally posted by: Deeko
You still haven't answered the question. Why are you turning this into a "OMG I HATE FEDERAL INCOME TAX LOL!!111!!!! STOP STEALING MY MONEYZ!" thing, when the OP left it vague as to what level of government is providing the service? "socialized" just means government controlled, it doesn't have to be federal government.
Perhaps if your local government had spent adequate amounts on education you'd understand the benefit having different levels of government can bring. Clearly you're a failed result of the federal education program No Child Left Behind.