Taxes: Wasting our Hard-Earned Money

Tax season is upon on, reminding us of how undemocratic the capitalist system is. We get no say on how our money is collected and spent. While most of us living paycheck to paycheck have to pay taxes, major corporations and the rich have enormous loopholes to avoid taxation. We are told that we pay taxes to fund essential public services and social programs. In reality, almost half of our tax dollars go to military spending, much of which goes back into corporate pockets.

The spending of our tax dollars on the military and corporate kickbacks is just part of the obscene waste of capitalism. None of these address the real needs of people. If we lived in an economy that was democratically managed by us, the workers, we would get to decide how our hard-earned money is used.