Why do so many believe that taxing is the answer to the current economic conditions we face? By way of facts the nation can not tax the rich enough to even put a dent in the current deficit so why do people still think this is a good idea. It would be great that in my personal finances if I am short I can just call my neighbor and asses him a tax to pay for my stuff. I mean really the math is simple. Also since when is it a bad thing or a negative or not patriotic to allow people to keep more of the money they earn? This goes for companies as well. It is a fact that under Regan when he lowered the tax rates and people had more of their own money, they spent it creating demand for products and services. Why is this so difficult, government is the largest corporation in America and it needs to start acting like one making tough decisions, cutting deficit spending, stop all the borrowing and get the hell out of our lives. Their was a time when one went into politics to give back to their country now its just a way to become rich and this goes for Liberal, Democrat, Republican and Conservative. One way to cut the deficit is to eliminate the salaries and pensions for all politicians, their aids, and their aids aids. Cut it out of the budget completely since when did we need full time career politicians anyhow? They don't do a dam thing other than fly around and bitch at each other. Make it a part time job at best and end their salaries and pensions that would have a nice impact on this countries fiscal situation.