I often wonder, however, if there was an audit of all government benefits, such as all government employee’s benefits packages including deferred compensation and their levels of contribution to their premiums (did you ever wonder why anyone would want these positions…well after retirement age? no term limits?), generational Medicaid, disability benefits, illegal immigrants and their newborns, etc., we would find a huge and growing pile of dollars. These are tax dollars that are being paid by the working population. With the unemployment rate at over 8% for the last three years (yet the President has told us of the 4 million new jobs that have been created???? Why hasn’t this number changed???), how are we to pay more tax dollars and stay in business. To tax the very group that is holding this country together is unconscionable.
With proper audits and enforcement of fraud on all levels including the medical and pharmaceutical communities, the return of our jobs and an end to the war, would the picture look different?