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Because you are a citizen of a country. You have to pay some of your money to keep serving your country to you. Basicly lets say, you go to State Schools, your garbage is picked up by state, your state's soldiers&policeman are at work for protecting state e.t.c. Soldier, garbage truck driver and soldier&policeman doesnt work for free, state is paying them. It doesnt matter if you live in a trailer park, or a house. If you are living in a country, you have to pay tax regularly for these services.

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Why dont they just print of f money with the machine? instead of taking money from pepople who can't afford it?
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It is a complicated issue. If we have to simple it, the money(the paper) resembles to your nation's gold reserves. If you print more money, you are taking low of the real price of your money(Gold is same, money is more, so when we divide the gold amount to money amount, the value is lower). When the value of your money is lower, your money's value at other countrys stock market gets lower so your countrys stocks get lower.(1\$=1.8 TL(Turkish Lira) now. If you print a lot of money, it will be like 1\$=1.4 TL) So they have to take more tax from citizens. And we call this whole thing inflation. So if inflation gets higher you have to pay more money to your country. I hope you get me because, english is not my foreign lang. and you look like too young.
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So government can make better streets. Here in Nebraska we have a high tax rate cuz the new arena

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We have taxes because all the taxes that people pay all add up to a lot of money. This money is used to help out public schools, libraries and many other things.

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To pay for stuff like roads and schools.

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Because waayyyy back in the day (during the time texas was controlled by the Mexicans) America wanted the territory, so they fought for it. One famous battle you should know is the Alamo, which was one of the battles for the control of Texas.

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This reminds me of an old Marx Brothers routine.
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Basically makes the government run and enable them to provide services to their constituents.

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I'm at the school.
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I'm at home. :) Having breakfast with youtube.
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Who do you think should pay for all the benefits and social services people want and expect. We have a huge military to protect the country, roads, bridges, services like medicare, medicaid, social security, schools etc. Where do you think that money would come from if not for taxes?

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TO pay for roads and schools and the army and the cool stuff like that

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Some of the money goes to i think to help out people iraq

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So the government can make law and re-in forces his army and makes us pay higher taxes then previous centuries ago

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Taxes were meant to be levied on all individuals to create and maintain a social structure that was beneficial to everyone. This system works only in a greed free society which presently does not exist.

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