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AARP editor’s dream kids are “not selfish” but eager to tax
The US Report ^ | May 9, 2011 | Kay Day

Posted on 05/09/2011 8:02:01 AM PDT by Crush

“I mean that there is no way to disarm any man,” said Dr. Ferris, “except through guilt. Through that which he himself has accepted as guilt…If there’s not enough guilt in the world, we must create it. If we teach a man that it’s evil to look at spring flowers and he believes us and then does it—we’ll be able to do whatever we please with him. He won’t defend himself.” –Atlas Shrugged, pg. 548

What would a group of students attending a pricey private college in Florida do about the deficit? For one thing the editor said they would not be “selfish.” For another, they’d be glad to levy new taxes, even though the taxes “would affect them disproportionately.”

The students' new taxes would include a carbon tax, higher gas taxes and a new 5 percent sales tax even if the latter “could drive the cost of a Big Mac sky-high.”

AARP Bulletin editor Jim Toedtman met these fiscal wonder kids during one of his spring “teaching and listening” excursions at Flagler College in St. Augustine. Toedtman was so inspired he penned an editorial about the young progressives in the May issue of the Bulletin.

Toedtman noted the bipartisan failures in Washington, claiming they “all but shut down the federal government” and “left the annual budget process in a shambles.”

That shambles, it must be pointed out, came about as a direct result of Democrats in Congress—they simply couldn’t find time to prepare a budget although they did make time to set world records for spending US tax dollars...

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: aarp; gimme; greed; oldsters; tax; taxes; young; youth

1 posted on 05/09/2011 8:02:02 AM PDT by Crush
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To: Crush

AARP=Greedy Geezers


2 posted on 05/09/2011 8:06:46 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Crush

LOL, college students, right. Lets see if that tune changes once they’ve gotten a job. Are they willing to work hard and see it all go to the winds? My cousin back in her college years was all about spreading the wealth. Then she graduated and got a job. LOL, the tune sure did change from ‘lets give’m a hard out’ to ‘get a job you bum’. Why is it libs love to target school kids? Perhaps its b/c they’re so pliable and can be feed a train load of lies w/o flinching?


3 posted on 05/09/2011 8:07:41 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Crush

Raise the taxes on organic food


4 posted on 05/09/2011 8:07:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Crush
How about equal distribution of the grades in a college class. That way those who study and work hard could share their high grades with those who would rather drink beer and party through college. By the second exam the smart kids should learn their lesson and drink as much as the bums.
5 posted on 05/09/2011 8:11:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: Crush

What must be remembered is that Students in college are still children.

They are not like the kids who come out of High School and immediately had to find jobs and support themselves. They are still on their Mam’s teat.

They haven’t been hit by paying Insurance, Tax’s, and rent.

They haven’t experienced having to make ends meet paying rent, paying for a child, making car payments and buying gasoline to get to work and trying to balance a budget on little pay.

No they are in college sucking off their families or borrowing money from Uncle Sugar. Money to play college games , spring break,dorm orgies, demonstrate with the crazies who want more entitlements.

Their opinions arent worth a pint of sour owl pee, b ecause they have nothing to judge the world by except their experience playing at being adults,and the brainwashing of their liberal professor’s.

These are supposedly our brightest and best, in reality they haven’t begun to grow up. Why should anyone care what a student has to say about anything but college, and their student Union.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 8:11:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 556x45
Why is it libs love to target school kids? Perhaps its b/c they’re so pliable and can be feed a train load of lies w/o flinching?

Does the term "Skulls full of mush" mean anything to you???

7 posted on 05/09/2011 8:14:04 AM PDT by ssaftler (Barack Obama - Setting new highs in low for politicians worldwide)
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To: Venturer

When they get their first check and see their take home pay they reak out.


8 posted on 05/09/2011 8:14:21 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Crush

If the AARP really wanted to show that it was not representing selfish old geezers, then it would advocate for a gradual elimination of Social Security and Medicare over time, starting with means testing for said benefits, raising the retirement age, and exempting younger people from having to pay taxes into either program, as we’ll never see those benefits anyway.


9 posted on 05/09/2011 8:15:29 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: ssaftler; 556x45
Does the term "Skulls full of mush" mean anything to you???

The easiest way to take over a country from within is to go after the youth.

10 posted on 05/09/2011 8:17:28 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: 556x45
Why is it libs love to target school kids? Perhaps its b/c they’re so pliable and can be feed a train load of lies w/o flinching?

They target them, because they're all so academic, idealistic, and theoretical. Liberals would be barking up the wrong tree if they targeted people who actually work for a living.

11 posted on 05/09/2011 8:26:58 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Crush
It's one thing for these children to offer to write their own checks, but they are apparently anxious to walk into the polling place on election day and vote for big government to confiscate more tax money - - from their neighbors. I can hardly imagine anything more selfish and rude than that.
12 posted on 05/09/2011 8:27:07 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: scooby321
When they get their first check and see their take home pay they freak out.

True. My daughter was furious when she saw how much they were taking out of her Coast Guard paycheck. She was conservative before that (FReeper from age 12) but the taxes really hit home. And then the state of Washington, where she's posted, banned FourLoko, and I had a dozen crewmen yelling at the phone, "We hate the government, Mrs. Tax-chick!!!"

13 posted on 05/09/2011 8:28:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: ssaftler

Sort of, the correct answer is schools seem not to teach or cultivate critical thinking. In fact our society seems to have abandoned it almost completely. This is the age of feelings and fantasy. Calamities come when fantasy land runs up against reality.


14 posted on 05/09/2011 8:31:04 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Crush

Kids don’t pay taxes.. duh What do they care?


15 posted on 05/09/2011 8:39:16 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Crush
Apparently, the kids they let into these "pricy" private colleges aren't too bright:

What would a group of students attending a pricey private college in Florida do about the deficit?

The students' new taxes would include a carbon tax, higher gas taxes and a new 5 percent sales tax even if the latter “could drive the cost of a Big Mac sky-high.

A 5% sales tax would drive the cost of a big mac up by 5%. They apparently don't understand the concept of "percent".

Now, the CARBON tax could drive the cost of the big mac sky-high, between the higher cost of raising the cattle, to the higher cost of transporting the material, and the higher cost of cooking the meat.

16 posted on 05/09/2011 8:47:19 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Crush
There will reach a day when the next generation looks at the bill, tears it up, and says, "F*@# you, I'd rather go bankrupt right now and suffer the consequences than pay your trillions and live broke forever."

All these seniors and government union retirees are going to get tossed out in the street for their greed. It may ruin the country, but the idea that we could pass these preposterous debts we were unable to pay on to a magically more responsible and selfless posterity is fantasy.

They ain't gonna pay, and pinning your hopes on them to live in broken poverty to support your golden tomorrow is wishful thinking, at best.

17 posted on 05/09/2011 8:47:26 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Crush; Travis McGee
“I mean that there is no way to disarm any man,” said Dr. Ferris, “except through guilt. Through that which he himself has accepted as guilt…If there’s not enough guilt in the world, we must create it. If we teach a man that it’s evil to look at spring flowers and he believes us and then does it—we’ll be able to do whatever we please with him. He won’t defend himself.” –Atlas Shrugged, pg. 548

that has worked all too well with whites in regard to minorities...it's pitiful

18 posted on 05/09/2011 8:49:58 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump beating on Obama---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: Steel Wolf
All these seniors and government union retirees are going to get tossed out in the street for their greed. It may ruin the country, but the idea that we could pass these preposterous debts we were unable to pay on to a magically more responsible and selfless posterity is fantasy.

They ain't gonna pay, and pinning your hopes on them to live in broken poverty to support your golden tomorrow is wishful thinking, at best.

Not just wishful thinking, I think the entire concept is evil at it's very core.

19 posted on 05/09/2011 9:02:09 AM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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To: Crush

cut the greedy geezers checks to what they paid in , minus what they would have paid in if they paid the current rate of FICA


20 posted on 05/09/2011 9:04:06 AM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: Steel Wolf
There will reach a day when the next generation looks at the bill, tears it up, and says, "F*@# you, I'd rather go bankrupt right now and suffer the consequences than pay your trillions and live broke forever."

Amen... and way ahead of you on that one!

21 posted on 05/09/2011 9:19:04 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Crush
For another, they’d be glad to levy new taxes, even though the taxes “would affect them disproportionately.”

causes of allowing oneself to be a victim of altruism:

1)guilt
2)need for approval from others
3)belief that one has no right to live for one's own sake
4)low self esteem

22 posted on 05/09/2011 9:38:26 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: y6162

“Kids don’t pay taxes.. duh What do they care?”

And old AARP geezers already made their income - and are the wealthiest group of Americans in terms of assets. So they don’t really care about increasing income tax rates either.

Wow, two groups that are net recipients of government money are all for increasing the rate at which those who work and pay taxes are taxed.

Color me not very surprised.


23 posted on 05/09/2011 9:47:27 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: ssaftler
"Does the term "Skulls full of mush" mean anything to you???"




Whenever I hear that phrase I always think of this ^^^ guy.
24 posted on 05/09/2011 10:02:38 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Venturer

Stop pussyfooting around ! No need to sugar coat it !


25 posted on 05/09/2011 10:08:09 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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To: Crush

“The students’ new taxes would include a carbon tax, higher gas taxes and a new 5 percent sales tax ...”

I wonder if anyone informed these students that a flat 10% income tax replacing all the various income tax brackets would solve the problem all by itself ?


26 posted on 05/09/2011 10:17:35 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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