"V", also known as Morpheus, questions the audience at a recent City of Phoenix hearing discussing the "Phoenix Budget for Community Review", which can be found at http://phoenix.gov/BUDGET/index.html.
TIME FOR AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION!!
You can view the You Tube video here. What would the act be called where I take money out of your wallet? What if I had someone else take the money out of your wallet? Waht would that act be called if I gave some of that money to the poor and charities? What would that act be called if I also had 51% of the people in this room say it's O.K? what would that act be called if I also held elections and those leaders said it was O.K? What if I also had those leaders sign their names to pieces of paper?
As you can see, taxation is theft no matter how you sugarcoat it. The Federal Reserve has been destroying the value of the dollar since 1913. How many people know the Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel? It is as federal as the company, Federal Express. How many people know that Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner (who doesn't pay his taxes) and their ilk have devalued the dollar to 4 Cents since the establishment of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913?
Printing money is inflationary, which is just another form of taxation on the people. So, from the top of the financial debacle we call our money system in America, to the local level, the people of America are being squeezed out of our lives, our liberties, and our property by the ever-advancing chicanery of our so-called elected officials.
Democracy without respect for individual rights is like two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner. Something has to give - wake up, America!
Now, how many people know that the average salary (total salaries paid divided by number of people paid) for a City of Phoenix worker is $57,000, or 40% more than the average salary for the typical Arizona worker?
Finally, how many people know that cutting the salaries across the board by $22,665 would save the City of Phoenix $362 Million?
After attending these hearings, and listening to people cry over the fact that the City Council would prefer to close libraries & parks rather than implement significant salary reductions across the board, Morpheus and I have concluded that these guys are just a bunch of impotent and self-serving, cold-hearted bureaucrats with little interest in helping anyone but themselves. They won't cut spending; they'll just raise taxes.
By the way, did you know that Phil Gordon took 4 trips to Dubai in 2008, and 3 trips in 2009?
That Phoenix taxpayers paid $220 Million for a tiny ASU Campus and a park next to it so that special interests could justify the boondoggle $1.4 Billion light rail system to shuttle students back and forth to Tempe?
And on and on it goes....