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How is raising the minimum wage and cutting taxes a good thing?

Doesn't taxes pay for social services and other programs? Where does our taxes really go?

Asked By: Passion - 1/27/2007
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Open your local newspaper, when they crow about getting a new opera house (like Hillary got for Oneonta NY, $37 million) or highway project or study grant for more planning or for the arts or whatever, that money came from your pocket but your are supposed to kiss the "ring" of your politician that brought that earmark... More
Answered By: catawhumpus - 1/27/2007
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I think it is good they are raising the minimum wage and cutting taxes. It will help more people out than you can imagine. The working poor.
Answered By: JUSTME - 1/27/2007
 
taxes right now are going to the war and toward tax breaks for corporations and wealthy people. Social programs were cut a long time ago. The current administration has run us into the ground financially, we will be paying on that forever.
Answered By: sunshine_today - 1/27/2007
 
They raise wages, lower taxes, cut social programs, make the people who got the raise pay more for less and then pat themselves on the back for helping the working poor. Sounds like a government program to me.
Answered By: Lynn K - 1/27/2007
 
taxes go into vote buying projects by your congressman so they can stay elected. rainsing the minimum wage is a terriible idea...it will only raise the unemployment rate
Answered By: jdtal7570 - 1/27/2007
 
Raising minimum wage allows those in the lowest-paying positions to earn enough to survive, reducing dependency on social programs... More
Answered By: Gitchy gitchy ya ya da da - 1/27/2007
 
when that happens the price of the products we use everyday goes up. not good when a gallon of milk is 3.99 and a package of hot dogs is 5.00 .
Answered By: bleacherbrat34 - 1/27/2007
 
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Answered By: Kyle H - 1/27/2007
 
Our Income taxes go everywhere, from congressional payroll to a teapot musuem in North Carolina (no joke). But raising the minimum wage is much needed, who can honestly live off of $5.15 an hour??? Raising it is a great idea but we need to cut taxes on small businesses so they can afford the hike in the minimum wage... More
Answered By: emeraldsky21 - 1/27/2007
 
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