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1 posted on 12/01/2012 10:00:05 AM PST by neverdem
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You can... most Americans pay no taxes.

And they see no downside in voting for a party that will give them European social democracy without increasing their tax burden.

After all Obama did say, the rich “need to pay more.” By that definition, most people are home free.


36 posted on 12/01/2012 3:36:43 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Government spending in
the United States is 42.2 percent, but
revenues are 24 percent — the widest
spending/taxing gulf in any major
economy.- - - -

I’ve not seen these numbers. I thought government spending was around
25% vs the post war average of 20%. Perhaps he is including all levels of government. My number is federal only. Can anyone shed any light on this?


39 posted on 12/01/2012 5:12:53 PM PST by pluvmantelo
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“One or the other has to go.”

Can’t we just get rid of ALL of them? Please? Pretty Please?


44 posted on 12/01/2012 6:16:06 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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thought youd enjoy the closer...

"So given that the ruling party will not permit spending cuts, what should Republicans do? If I were John Boehner, I’d say: “Clearly there’s no mandate for small government in the election results. So, if you milquetoast pantywaist sad-sack excuses for the sorriest bunch of so-called Americans who ever lived want to vote for Swede-sized statism, it’s time to pony up.”

Okay, he might want to focus-group it first. But that fundamental dishonesty is the heart of the crisis. You cannot simultaneously enjoy American-sized taxes and European-sized government. One or the other has to go."

50 posted on 12/02/2012 5:32:21 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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You cannot simultaneously enjoy American-sized taxes and European-sized government.

All we have to do in order to bring our level of federal spending down to our level of taxes is to end the Medicaid, Medicare and Obamacare programs now.. Not in ten years, but now. The federal government should not be involved in our health care industry, period.

It is not the function of the federal government to finance health care for old people and poor people. The majority of people do not get their health care from the federal government. Why don't our politicians represent the majority of the American people anymore?

We need to just bite the bullet and cancel those health care programs, now. That may be a hardship for some at first, but within a decade most people will adjust and make other, private, arrangements for their health care.

52 posted on 12/02/2012 6:21:51 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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Awesome line:

the federal debt might be better understood as an American Self-Delusion Index, measuring the ever widening gap between the national mythology (a republic of limited government and self-reliant citizens) and the reality (a 21st-century cradle-to-grave nanny state in which, as the Democrats’ convention boasted, “government is the only thing we do together”).
59 posted on 12/03/2012 6:14:01 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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GREAT piece. Thank you for posting it.


60 posted on 12/03/2012 6:15:11 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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