There's a whole variety of things our taxes pay for in this country. Although it's become popular to question the wisdom of taxes, most agree, when you get down to it, a nation just can't function without taxes. Ours certainly can't. Often the people complaining the loudest about big government are the same people decrying any cuts to the military and crying out for increased funding of it. Therein is a good example of the push and pull kind of tension; the love hate relationship in our nation with the idea of taxes that has been there from the very birth of the United States of America.
Mindanao, Philippines: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been mum on the criticisms hurled against it by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). We know it is not beneficial to both organizations if they are dragged into the verbal tussle. However, it is not good either if the MILF allows the one-way verbal assault continues. There must be a brake to it by way of this explanation.
The Party of the Laboring Masses (Partido Lakas ng Masa - PLM) is spearheading a campaign to eradicate corruption, patronage politics and shamelessness among government officials. The picket today at the Senate is only the first of the PLM campaign to pursue transparency in government.