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Show Of Hands November 9th, 2012 12:00am

Do you think that more than half of your tax dollars are spent wisely?

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11/12/12 8:43 am

Lets look at where spending goes....
25% - Military (troops, tanks, intel)
23% - Healthcare (Medicare, Medicaid)
22% - Pensions (veterans, govt)
This is 70%....
12% - Welfare (aged, blind, children)
32% of welfare is for low income
6.5% - Debt Interest
11.5% - Other (education, transportation)

fourwinds box of rain
11/12/12 2:51 am

Only if you expect the elderly to work until they die. However, I strongly support rollbacks on defense spending, and social security is in dire straights in its current form...

fourwinds box of rain
11/12/12 2:45 am

The phones aren't free nor were they started under the Obama administration. So much for being informed.

fourwinds box of rain
11/12/12 2:38 am

It would be naive to assume all tax dollars are spent wisely, and I believe public dollars should be reallocated towards priorities like education rather than the military. However, since there are many, many things we needs taxes for it would be equally foolish to assume half of them are wasted.

sneuby Philadelphia
11/11/12 2:12 pm

Lol democrats... More than half think half of spending is bad yet you all want to raise taxes...... Makes sense.

11/11/12 9:38 am

Because only 8,000 people voted in this poll and 100,000,000+ voted in the election...

11/11/12 9:17 am

"It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost." M. Rothbard

daniels Michigan
11/11/12 8:26 am

But the most recent program called safe link was created by your democratic congress in 2008. And the money is taken directly out of your phone bill each month thru a surcharge.

daniels Michigan
11/11/12 8:22 am

Actually the program began with the community REinvestment program (Clinton) not under the community investment program (Reagan). And is the result of the 1996 telecommunications act. Hahahaha. You sure showed us conservatives!

ScrewU Gone
11/11/12 5:18 am

Gotta be from Grants Pass, right? Lol

11/11/12 3:45 am

They were when republicans were president but now Obama just spends it all on Omoronphones for illegals and minorities! Take the country back and rise again! ????????????????????????

calibred7 California
11/11/12 1:36 am

This app is skewed right

TheWatcher Ohio
11/11/12 1:29 am

No, the stolen money is usually wasted by those who profit from it's extortion.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
11/10/12 9:41 pm

Because the recipients don't have this app.

teaparty Cleveland
11/10/12 8:32 pm

So how did Obama get reelected with these results?

yepnope Maryland
11/10/12 8:23 pm

Haha I was just talking to my fiancé about this. I love the when moron pundits get caught spreading lies and propaganda, which is why I watch jon stewert expose them as often as possible.

gogators Florida
11/10/12 7:58 pm

You mean Reaganphones, right? The program began in 1984

11/10/12 7:18 pm

That is one smart 12 year old, maybe someone in California should show him the way to the line for Obamaphones. We all might as well start taking what Obama is handing out with our tax dollars.

11/10/12 6:47 pm

Ye, my DMV is full of drug users too

11/10/12 5:53 pm

And that's how the budget works. Piss it away so you'll have more next year incase there is a high school you want named after yourself

ScrewU Gone
11/10/12 3:53 pm

Aph it was CLINTON who removed the firewall between banking and investment houses that was put in place after the great depression. He also authored the laws that forced banks to make loans to unqualified people. He deserves a lot more blame for our last recession than Bush.

not_even Boston, MA
11/10/12 2:44 pm

50% of you democrats need to open your eyes.

11/10/12 12:23 pm

Greedy politicians pocket? Yep bad idea. I don't hear any politicians voting to make congress smaller, they would have to gets real job. Of course people don't agree on spending!

11/10/12 12:05 pm

Toward the end of the year the govt agency would call & approve the program because they still had money in their budget. They never, ever wanted to hand that money back because it impact their budget in the next year.

EarlyBird Portland
11/10/12 12:03 pm

It's so funny when someone throws out insults but doesn't know how to spell the insults!! Haha

11/10/12 12:03 pm

I used to work in an industry where we had a public-private partnership to fund research. The government & the industry coalition would each pay half. We would propose projects early in the year for consideration & the govt would turn some down as inappropriate..continued next message.

ladyniner81 I hate people
11/10/12 12:02 pm

I could go on about fraud, abuse, and government programs like lax workers, but some of you covered that already

11/10/12 12:00 pm

The publicly held portion of our national debt does not include debt held internally by our government. This includes Social Security where our SS payments are spent by the government on current budget while putting back a government IOU.

ladyniner81 I hate people
11/10/12 11:59 am

when politicians can fly around the country, get free healthcare, all on our taxes..NO

11/10/12 11:57 am

Annual Interest payments on just the Publicly held portion of our national debt was $227 billion last year, even with these low interest rates. The whole annual Dept of Education budget = $66 billion, Dept of Homeland Security = $45 billion, Dept of Transportation = $75 billion.

11/10/12 11:20 am

What about turtle tunnels? Or endless make work roads projects? How about all those prisons filled with victimless drug users? Or the DMV?

daniels Michigan
11/10/12 10:48 am

What's your point RJ in the private sector I am not wasting my money on morons unless I personally invest into the company.

11/10/12 9:39 am

So there is no fraud in the above programs?

RJ1969 SoCal
11/10/12 9:38 am

you think it's any different in the private sector?

RJ1969 SoCal
11/10/12 9:37 am

none? sounds like you've really thought about this question.

RJ1969 SoCal
11/10/12 9:36 am

someone let their 12 year old get their iPhone.

RJ1969 SoCal
11/10/12 9:35 am

why? because it's not on flat screen TVs for you bathroom?

how are those roads you're driving on? how's that internet you're using? like uncontaminated meat? where did you learn how to write? what do you think of the greatest military in earth's history?

wiildkat Propertarian
11/10/12 8:14 am

I think none of my tax dollars are spent wisely.

11/10/12 8:02 am

I would bet that half of tax dollars in question here are pissed away due to waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Unfortunately, due to our two party system and career politician mentality, anybody who tries to reform ANYTHING is vilified and crucified in media spin campaigns by the other party.

ScrewU Gone
11/10/12 7:46 am

Shoo - try to make your words a little more tender, you might just have to eat them. You're wrong. Refundable tax credits are paid to people in excess of their tax liability. A huge number of people get checks FROM the IRS who paid no taxes. It's a huge source of fraud too.

josh113352 Georgia
11/10/12 7:26 am

obamas fault... but you guys voted for him so I guess you like debt and tax spending

11/10/12 7:15 am

Not half, but none of my tax dollars are spent wisely.

philandrrr Ohio
11/10/12 7:12 am

Maybe they should be put on minimum wage. Then we can see what happens.