Grey
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Grey asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Will decreasing federal spending just increase state taxes?

Is it all worth it in the end to cut federal spending in the end? wouldnt states have to pick up the tab for road repairs, education, as the Federal Govt cuts spending in these areas?

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  • willie
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    8 years ago
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    it may, but watch what happens in those states that try that... people migrate to better states...

  • 8 years ago

    It could. That would be up to the people of the States. As the Constitution clearly says it should be. The powers ( and functions ) of the Federal government are limited and defined. All others are left to the people and the States. States are more closely, or should be controlled by the people.

  • 8 years ago

    Even if it did, it would be an improvement, as states would be more atumed to the specific demands of the people within that state, and it would keep problems smaller and more modular and not impose the inefficiency and bureacracy of Washington DC's one-size-fits-all solutions.

    To some extent there'd be competitition and innovation at the state level too. If one state's government had better solutions to problems than another, it'd become obvious over time, and the people can demand their leaders to adopt thew better solutions.

    All in all, its a great improvement.

  • Right
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    It just means the feds can no longer tax everyone and use the money to give back to the states for them to spend money on things they want to spend it on. Gas is already taxed at $.95 cents a gallon plus tax's that county's and cities add on to it. In the beginning they feds collected tax's for one thing, and that was national defense. Now there is all kinds of tax's for projects like feeding the poor corn subsidy's that pay for fuel instead of food and for milk to keep the price of mike up to support the dairy cows. And they also use the money to pay farmers not to grow certain crops, it's a big waste of money

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  • 8 years ago

    Yes, and state tax systems are FAR more regressive than the Federal Income Tax. It's simply another example of how the overall tax burden has been shifted to those who have the most difficulty in shouldering it.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    That may very well be true, but then those who want to live in a Conservative state where taxes are low can relocate to those states and liberals who want to live in welfare states where everything is 'free', women can murder their unborn children all day long, criminals are never executed no matter how heinous the crime they commit is, and anyone can marry anyone/anything they want to are free to take over those states.

    Which, by the way, is how the founding fathers intended it to be.

    Let's see which model works better.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    States will have to cut too. I mean...our middle school really DOESN"T need tennis courts.

  • 8 years ago

    if they would just decrease the military or something giant like that where all the real money is then no but of course the first things to go will be small inexpensive in the scheme of things like free wigs for bald 6yr old cancer kids and crap to put in the hole in the road.

  • 8 years ago

    Yes it could

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    No.

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