So.... Brazil has managed to out-Florida Florida?!
Ok. I'm gonna say it. I'm thankful for Trump. Things could be so much worse...
@ThePandaPool , yeah, like every state becoming California.
@ThePandaPool , I heard a rumor he was a cheeto. If it’s real, we gotta tell the guy tweeting!
@The Pun Shielder, oh heavens no! Please don’t let us become a government where we run budget surpluses and are able to pay down debt. That would be a terrible thing...
@A Blunt Object, I was referring to the surplus of homeless on the streets, and protecting illegal immigrants while not listening to it's people.
@The Pun Shielder, so it’s ok to run up massive debt if you don’t protect illegals and get homeless folks out of your area? Seems like social issues are a bigger concern to you than fiscal responsibility.
@ThePandaPool , joke or no, trump and his method of discourse is an aberration from normalcy. We have higher standards
@The Pun Shielder, As a Californian, I agree. I want out of here.
@FalconHalo, as another Californian, I concur with your agreement. This states government is utter nonsense
@A Blunt Object, excessive taxation doesn’t make everything okay
@Richard Cypher, fiscal responsibility does though, and if a state wants services it needs to pay for them. I have no issue with taxation for services rendered. It’s when we cut taxes or raise services, but have no idea on how to pay for the reduction in revenue or the increased cost of services that I have an issue.
@A Blunt Object, so increases in expenditures that are unnecessary are okay as long as taxes are raised respectively. That is why we don’t like California or big govt(in a nutshell)
@Richard Cypher, If the governed demand services from their duly elected officials that means the expenditures are not unnecessary due to the consent of the governed. You may not like what the money is spent on, but the majority of that particular state may want it. If they do it in a fiscally responsible way who are we to judge? They even give more to the federal coffers than they receive from the federal government. All in all they are a fiscally responsible partner, unlike say New Mexico or West Virginia who take more than they give...
@ThePandaPool , Don't be. The man is by no means a buffer.
@A Blunt Object, income disparities and population-compared-to-careers-available account for the majority of that. Bank tellers make $130,000 a year in SoCal and only $30,000 a year in WV. Also remove Hollywood payrolls and CA dries up like a raisin in the sun. Also 6+ professional sport franchises helps with average incomes per capita. CA is Drowning in debt and bad pensions. And about to ask SF businesses to pay higher taxes to spend an extra $300M a year on homeless people, that’s after throwing $350M a year of other people’s money at it already with Piss results. Meanwhile they also took $500M of other people’s money and put it towards illegal’s court costs. If CA had money to spend we could stop spending $3 Billion a year to fight fires there, that have been burning since the 1970’s. If you paid $100,000+ in taxes like I do every year you’d be less cavaliar about ‘taxation for services’. Because in GA I don’t get Jack Shjt more than someone who pays 1/10th of that
@JDtennis, account for the majority of what, budget surpluses, fiscal responsibility, taxation?
This response is all over the place with no real point, other than they spend money that they take in on taxes on things you might not agree with. Still they are contributing to the federal coffers so states like Georgia can take more than they give.
I’d expect a better argument from someone who claims to have an income level of probably 375K, to pay around the taxes you’re claiming. It’s also cute that you think you pay more in taxes than I do...
@A Blunt Object, you’re the first person in 43 years that I’ve ever met that is happy to pay taxes in return for shjt ROI compared to what amounts to 98% of the rest of the population. The first one. And I have neighbors who make high $300’s like me and a couple who make $2M plus. None would Ever make such a flippant comment given the amount of money that’s sacrificed compared to results. So reasonable assumption about incomes based on your cavalier comments about taxation. I guess based on capacity and accelerated effects of saving if I made ten times what I do, then I would care less about how wasteful every government at every level is. Since my current ‘fair share’ drastically diminishes my ability to accumulate tangible wealth in a short term. Compared to someone who makes millions a year or Extremely high 6-figures. Care to bother with thinking what the demographics of GA have on it’s spending vacuum? Considering the income disparities between demographics?
@JDtennis, yup I realize, unlike you, that my ROI May not be as high as someone making 25k a year. I also realize that as someone who makes more than over 99.9% of the people on the planet that my needs are pretty well taken care of, so while I may bemoan that I need to save a little bit to buy a car that most could never afford or live in a house that most could never buy the tax rate isn’t something that causes consternation.
For every one of me, or as you contend someone like you, there’s 1000’s of folks that need every bit of those services to survive.
That’s what living in a society is. Society gives you so much, sometimes you need to give something back. Sorry if that upsets you...
Oh no god forbid this man fulfill every mans fantasy, shame on him.
Yeah, but politics in 3rd world countries are usually like that.
I was listening to Duel of the Fates while reading this post.. made it 1000% better
So... should I still visit Brazil.
@megamanx181x, sure! Who knows? You might become President
@iLikeBigBooks," it can't get any worse"
@megamanx181x, it’s a very pretty country but the odds of getting mugged are very high so be on alert.
@Rowule, i heard only the popular beach area where the money is at is considered the safest
@megamanx181x, as someone who is unfortunately from there. No, XD
@Orlandude, thanks for the heads up!