People often say taxes are evil and the government wastes all the money it takes from them, but is this true? Many tend to ponder why is it that even when they are giving such a large sum of money to the government, the public services such as education and health care are still so tight. Whether it is the education system, arts, sports or public services, everyone can see the impact of a tighter budget. With so much money annually taxed, people should all be having luxurious benefits, but the situation cannot be any further from reality. This makes one ask: is the government doing a negative thing to tax the people annually? Where will the government get the money to provide public services if not from its citizens? After all the services provided are benefited by everyone. People have always been talking about tax in a really negative way, yet everyone is receiving the benefits that their tax money are gone to. Many often do not take time to think how much money it takes to run a government serving 300 million people. For this reason alone, I'm am compelled to argue for the issue of why tax should be seen in a more positive light. It is not as if the government takes the tax money, stores it in their bank, and not use a penny of it. Contrary to the widespread popularity of the idea that taxes are immoral, there are not enough people who think about what the government actually uses tax for the public facilities, such as roads, defense, health programs, and education.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection has now spread to every country in the world. Approximately 40 million people are currently living with HIV infection, and an estimated 25 million have died from this disease. The HIV virus has been particularly devastating in Africa, but infection rates in other countries remain high. In the United States, approximately 1 million people are currently infected. Globally, 85% of HIV transmission is heterosexual. In the United States, approximately one-third of new diagnoses appear to be related to heterosexual transmission. Male-to-male sexual contact still accounts for approximately half of new diagnoses in the U.S. Intravenous drug use contributes to the remaining cases. The diagnosis may occur years after infection, there is a higher proportion of recent infections due to heterosexual transmission. Infections in women are increasing. Worldwide, 42% of people with HIV are women. In the United States, approximately 25% of new diagnoses are in women, and the proportion is rising. New HIV infections in U.S. children have fallen dramatically, with only 28 cases reported in 2007.