Re: Citizens from 15 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States
Thanks for the breakdown. Just to be clear, I'm not a whiny baby crying over spilled milk. I would love for my taxes to be minimized, but I'm also in favor in the flat tax rate for the U.S. Right now, that would not benefit my family, but possibly later on down the road, it would, but in the here and now, the answer is of no benefit to me.
What does "grind my gears", is that we (the U.S.) have politicians, both blue and red, who greedily rob the taxpayers of the low taxes we already pay.
And about your list... I would have to go back and look at the bills, but a couple of the items you pay taxes for, are private, premium items that the consumer pays for here (sales tax for the consumer), but the service provider pays the municipality tax (i.e. the dog walk and poo one). But honestly, depending on which state a person lives in, that person could end up paying thousands of dollars on property tax per year alone.