Because I pay taxes

Could be I’m just a naïve hick from wild and wonderful West By God Virginia.  I pay taxes and expect my hard earned dollars are used for the good.

My government gives some of my tax dollars to cities and states that refuse to obey and enforce or even assist in enforcing federal immigration laws. Because I pay taxes, I am helping to fund the deaths of people killed by illegal immigrants who should have never stepped foot on American soil.  Some advocate taking federal dollars from sanctuary cities and states.  Just between you and me, that ain’t going to happen.  Why don’t we instead prosecute city and state officials who refuse to obey and enforce the federal law?

In 1996, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, including section 8 U.S.C. 1373, which provided that no state or local entity can in any way restrict its law-enforcement officials from communicating with federal immigration authorities regarding an individual’s citizenship or immigration status. – National Review

My tax dollars are also used to fund Planned Parenthood.

Combined federal, state, and local government funding has increased from $203 million (30 percent of Planned Parenthood’s consolidated revenue) during its fiscal year 2000–2001 to $528 million (41 percent of revenue) during 2013–2014.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America claims that the 665 clinics run by its affiliates provide a “wide range” of health care as justification for taxpayers providing more than 40 percent of their funding, and that abortion is a small proportion of their services. Yet, data show that Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the country’s largest abortion provider with affiliates performing more than 300,000 abortions per year, which amounts to approximately one out of every three in the country. – The Heritage Foundation

My tax dollars, regardless of my convictions on abortion and without anyone in my supposedly representative government giving a hoot about what I and other Americans may think, are being used to fund killing of children in a manner not seen since the Old Testament days of Baal worship.  This is the greatest atrocity ever allowed by humankind and in each death I share a responsibility.  Because I pay taxes.

My tax dollars fill up a fund used to pay sexual assault claims made against members of the United States Congress.  We learned that Congress has spent as much as 17 million dollars paying these claims.  Our elected representatives choose to hide the names of the sexual predators walking the hallways of Congress.  Along with the entire body of Congress, I am an enabler of sexual deviants.  Because I pay taxes.

The nearly $1.5 billion in direct Hollywood giveaways doled out every year since 2010 by state governments is equivalent to “the salaries of 23,500 middle-school teachers, 26,600 firefighters, and 22,800 police-patrol officers.” – National Review

New York’s fully-refundable 30 percent film tax credit is the most generous in the nation, with an annual limit of $420 million. – Reason.com

Since last year’s Oscars, Alaska, Michigan, and Illinois all ended their film tax credit programs. … In contrast, California tripled its non-refundable film tax credit budget to $330 million in an effort to lure more film production back to Hollywood. – Reason.com

Two of the highest taxed states in the country give some of those taxes to Hollywood.  A majority of states have these Hollywood incentives.  I am an enabler of the Harvey Weinstein culture.  Because I pay taxes.

Every member of Congress, every person sitting in the Whitehouse, every person working for the federal government is an employee of the country’s stockholders. They are the taxpaying citizens who blindly invest their tax dollars into a swamp of corruption, incompetence and immorality.  I am responsible for all of it.  Because I pay taxes.

© 2017 J. D. Pendry