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  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Ronald Reagan

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    When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

    Gary Lloyd

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    We have a system that increasingly taxes and subsidizes nonwork.

    Milton Friedman

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    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Those of us who manage the public dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and our government.

    Barack Hussein Obama, 1/20/09

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    My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    “And the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”

    Nancy Pelosi, Election Night 2006

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    A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize.

    Rush Limbaugh

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Our Continued Slide Into Socialism

Ever since FDR initiated his “New Deal”, our country is being converted from a Republic to a Socialist State.  The Democrats (and increasingly the Republicans) realize that there is an ever-increasing portion of society that favors income redistribution, which leads to votes and then re-election.

Is Socialism best for the country? I would argue not.

Our founding fathers took great risks to break off from the tyranny of England, to ultimately form a government based on the primary principle of liberty. But the taxes imposed upon the colonists pale in comparison to what we face today; and it ain’t going to get any better.

Just as happened to the Madoff Ponzi scheme, the government’s Ponzi scheme will eventually crash and burn. Yes, all of the money which is confiscated from our paychecks in the form of FICA taxes is currently funding not only current Soshsecurity (ala Harry Reid) payments, but also is funneled into the general fund, and ends up financing the pork that keeps Congress Critters in the House and Senate.  There is no such thing as a seperate Social Security fund.

I can go on and on, but I think you get the point.

The solution is rather simple, and contains 2 parts:

1. Line item veto power to the POTUS.

2. Term limits for all elected offices, INCLUDING the House and Senate.

The line item veto will allow the POTUS to get rid of needless expenditures that the greedy thiefs slip in, which have absolutely nothing to do with the original bill. Since the purpose of having 3 branches of government is to keep each branch in check,  (for those of you educated in the Publik Skoolz, the three branches are the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial), line item veto is very appropriate.

Term limits will prevent any one person from gaining too much power and influence, which will even the playing field, thus making our government truly representative, rather than having career politicians making decisions based on politics, rather than on what is best for the country.   If term limits are good enough for the President, they certainly should be good enough for the House and Senate.

But I won’t hold my hand on my ass until either of THESE happen…

 

J

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5 Responses

  1. I knew you would one day finally see the light … and the truth shall set you free … camerade …

  2. Gilmour,
    I’m all for having people post here, whether I agree with them or not. But if you are unable to post an intelligent comment, and feel the need to continue with your sarcasm, I’ll just delete your posts. Your sarcasm reflects poorly on you, not me.

    J

  3. Oh, 1 more thing. You might also want to do a spell check before posting. Camerade=comrade.

  4. It wouldn’t be bad if you gotten into the habit of checking up on a dictionary before writing about things that you obviously ignore …

    Here’s a free English lesson …. and don’t you ever forget it …

    camerade n. see COMRADE.

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    Excerpted from Oxford Talking Dictionary
    Copyright © 1998 The Learning Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    I didn’t figure that I was preventing you from having an intelligent chit-chat … but of course I understand that you prefer the more intelligent folks … the types that don’t know camrade from comrade … Sorry fella I didn’t mean to bother you … It won’t happen again …

  5. Maybe because I haven’t gotten around to reading any early-20th century dictionaries:

    camerade
    Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary
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    [edit] English

    [edit] Noun

    Singular
    camerade

    Plural
    camerades

    camerade (plural camerades)

    1. (obsolete) Comrade.

    [edit] References

    * “camerade” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

    Source: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/camerade

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