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Dependence day is every day, Independence Day once a year. Isnít that about the current ratio?
Orange Punch, The Orange County Register political commentary blog ^ | 7-3-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 07/03/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT by Mark Landsbaum

Last we checked, about half of Americans don’t pay income tax. Is it surprising then that so many Americans want to receive benefits paid for by income taxes? When a benefit is offered at little or no cost to the one receiving it, how many people have the strength of character to turn it down on principle?

Yes, we know, some people are flummoxed by the mere raising of “principle” as a basis for turning down something of value provided at little or no cost to them. What principle might that be? Might we suggest independence? As opposed to dependence...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: dependence; independence; subsidies; unemployment

1 posted on 07/03/2012 12:20:15 PM PDT by Mark Landsbaum
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To: Mark Landsbaum

You’ve been absent a while. Perhaps all those messages to
the OC register about your behavior here resulted in a suspension.

I sure hope so.

More on the way. Many more.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 12:25:26 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

Perhaps the Republicans could put forth a bill to allow that once a year on July 4th, all Federal mandates, penalties, and taxes on the populace be waived — In rememberance of the Old Republic and the liberty that Americans used to enjoy 200 years ago.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 12:32:16 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: humblegunner; Mark Landsbaum

There’s no evidence he ever reads anything we post in response to his blogpimping, yet somehow he seems to expect us to read his stuff.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 12:52:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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