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Subject:  Re: Oopss....error...error Date:  10/27/2009  12:16 PM
Author:  cevera1 Number:  21438 of 63131

Fed buildings exempt from state and local taxes....thus, all residents pay more to provide those 'tax exempt' services.

You forget that taxpayers also subsidize headquarters and manufacturing facilities of many corporations as it benefits their community. Same for federal buildings and jobs. Do you get your shorts in a knot whenever you see a police care with a tax-exempt license plate on it?

Gov't workers get pay that is 70% above similar workers in private industry, and tax payers will be on the hook for trillions in pensions and health benefits for decades....busting the budget....

You've been reading stuff by the Cato institute, again. Here, I'll link it for you. http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/08/24/federal-pay-contin...

another think tank? Maybe you can provide some critical insight as to why these numbers might make an apples-to-oranges comparison difficult.

None of that shows up in the official 'cost'.....but tax payers are getting to pay for it 6 dozen other ways in higher taxes, less collected income, and fat gov't pensions/perks forever ...

Aetna's Ron Williams can get his cool $24 million dollars in compensation and it won't even warrant a casual mention from you. Golden Parachutes and lifetime paychecks. You can't show me any government executive that pulls in this kind of money. Advertising costs? Profits to shareholders? Hey, let's not even talk about the anti-trust exemptions for health insurers?

There is no question that medicare admin costs are lower than private insurance companies. NO DOUBT!! Only people that fantasize about living in Galts Gulch believe that nonsense.

cliff
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