April 18, 2004





What are you thoughts on taxes?

A necessary evil.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

I would pay more of them in exchange for universal healthcare.

Lowell, MA USA

I don't think I have any thoughts on taxes at the moment. We paid them.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

Don't like them. Plus I wish that the US would be like most of Europe and put the full price including taxes on items at stores/restaurants, as it makes life a whole lot easier.

Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

I never dwell on them. They are just a fact of life.


A necessary evil. Although I feel they need to be reworked and a bit more fair. Equal distribution through out the incomes.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

I think the government contains some of the worst bookkeepers ever known. I also think they should shop around a little more when it comes to buying WMDs. Seriously, if third world countries can buy them they're obviously paying a lot less than what we are.

Alias Irrelevante

There's gotta be an easier way to fund the government. I favor a graduated income tax with absolutely no exemptions or adjustments.

Cathie, 54
Novi, MI USA

Taxes are important because they pay for services that our government should provide. I am not happy that in the US, the current tax laws allow corporations to get out of paying their fair share. Twenty-five years ago in Massachusetts, corporate taxes made up close to 20% of the state revenue stream. Now corporations contribute something like 6% of the revenue stream.
Guess who is making up the difference?

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

Taxes are a necessary Fact of Life.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

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