i agree with that dahs. but i will say taxes going too low is a problem, too. did the bush tax cuts help this country's economy boom? i dont really think so, but over the course of their existence, that is trillions of dollars of national debt we dont need. everyone ******* about obama - including me - but the reality is, his deficits are more from a decrease in income than an increase in spending. i fully opposed the bush tax cuts and i think our country has to try to not only balance the budget, but work to pay the debt down. we need to tighten up today, sure, but i think people are just unrealistic about where they want their standard of living - the standard of living we have enjoyed the last 50 years came with a price tag - of 16 trillion dollars (and maybe 5-10 times that when you include all our other governmental obligations). there is only one word for that - unmolested greed. ok, two words :) i dont have a problem with my kids having to share a bedroom, and neither should anyone else. if you can afford it great, but its not something we should expect or demand. i dont have a problem with my kids getting hand me down clothing or any of those million things people have done to get by for the last ten thousand years. i DO want them to get a good education, get good health care, live free of concern of, you know, getting blown up in a major attack on america or some ****. but that is what matters. americans (and all people in the world) are just too greedy and materialistic (look at my fancy new car! (which i cant afford unless i sign my soul away for the next 7 years)).
and really, that is what it all comes down to. like dahs says, that is why none of your ideas have a chance in hell, bistiza. we dont live in a selfless society of robots. people are greedy. and no way in hell are they going to bust their *** to help someone else, without personal benefit. i mean sure, you can find me a handful of people like that out of maybe every hundred or thousand. but the VAST MAJORITY of people operate based on greed, and so we need to design our economic and social policies around that fact. anything else is simply unrealistic. its like your basketball players who all have golden, unflinching work ethic. bench them, and they all try harder. its just not like that, in reality, the biggest challenge IMO of many coaches at top programs is managing the egos of all their cocky *** players who think they deserve everything, and keeping them motivated when they dont get it.