Saturday, September 25, 2010

What does Government Cost YOU

We are all unique

The Indepdendent Institute out of Oakland CA has come up with a calculator that shows how much government programs cost each of us based on our status in life. Instead of assuming like government programs do that we are static people defined indefinetely, their calculator lets you input where you are in life, what you pay the government and what you get out of it throughout your life, versus if you were free to keep that money on your own and then do with it what you see fit as you move on in your different life aspirations, whatever they might be. Needless to say many people might be as Jack Nicholson said in that movie with I think Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (though Workers could be wrong about the reference here not that it matters), "you can't handle the truth". Maybe you can.