what makes higher taxes fine? what is the criteria that is appropriate for the government to take earnings from individuals (like yourself), to spend on anything other than what is clearly in the Constitution (or within Constitutional limits)?
The government purchases services from the private sector. Government spending puts money back into the economy, businesses make profit by providing those services so can grow and expand, provide jobs, pay salaries, they need their own services from companies which do not directly support the government.
The Federal government is a customer to many private sector companies. If your customer has more to spend that provides more opportunities for business.
What do you mean “responsible spending” from the private sector?
We are all in this together. A corporation should understand that it needs a healthy, happy workforce. It is a part of the economic community and should look into ways to support the over-all business community. Perhaps even support charities to support the labor force it draws from. Be willing to make a little less profit so if the community is doing better then they can better afford the services you provide. Making huge profits is ok however those profits needs to be put back into the community/economy so everyone can continue to prosper.
The Fed Gov is like a business. The people running things need to understand they are part of the flow of exchange of goods and services. What is taken, like higher taxes, has to be equally and fairly put back into that flow. Individuals (government and private sector) get greedy and take more than they put in. That throws the economy out of balance. Too many people are doing it for too long is just not healthy for anyone.
I think if people realized that, they would seek to balance their give and take because they would understand how supporting the community as a whole benefits themselves.
I do agree that there is a lack of responsible spending. There should be less. The current administration has quadrupled the deficit (and lost jobs, and reported higher unemployment). When are people going to learn, the government can’t balance a checkbook unless there is a Constitutional mandate (which is opposed by the left, like Krugman and other Keynesian economists).
Politicians tend to funnel funding to special interests because they benefit through lobbyists. Special interests usually take a lot more from the system than they put in. You have to give and take equally wherever you happen to be in that system in order to have a healthy economy.
I’ve worked at private companies who try to make a profit while cutting their own expenses which translated into providing an inferior product and charging more for it.
Politicians can easily cut costs, try to support special interests and end up with a unworkable mess. They cut education, police, fire, important infrastructure. Individually they get the most benefit by keeping the lobbyists happy. However the whole suffers. Individually they will begin to suffer too but who cares about the long term?