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Where does it all go?

April 12th, 2009 at 01:41 am

Everytime I hear that the "Government" Local or Federal is having its own financial troubles, I often wonder what they do with all the money they get left and right from people. Don't get me wrong, I fully understand it costs money to run this great big wonderful country of ours. I'm sure we can all go on and on about what how much and on what the govt. spends. But this post is not about that.

It's about how much they take in from what seems like a booming business.

1.) Income Taxes - We all need to pay them. I'm not here to argue how much is too little or too high. You'd think all governing costs would be covered just from this.

2.) Property Taxes - I just paid the 2nd half of my Property Tax recently and boy was that painful. I don't even send my kid to public school! Where is my discount?!

3.) Parking Tickets, Traffic Fines, DMV Fees, Parking meters, Citations for non-violent offenses, Late FEES for aformentioned items. Every day I drive by my local DMV office, and there is a line OUT THE DOOR every single day. I picture a $ sign dancing above every single person in that line.

I feel like I'm forgetting a bunch more other items. But those are my top 3. Again I understand it costs money to govern, but it's not like we don't already pay for our own basic necessities on TOP of what the Govt provides in infrastructure. Energy, Water, & Insurance are all paid to private companies. Where does it all go? How is it that we a have deficit in the trillions? Is the govt really so large that nobody can manage to put together a reasonable budget with all the easy revenue coming in?