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To: Sir Napsalot

The country has an elected representative problem; they no longer represent.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 3:39:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The country has an elected representative problem; they no longer represent.

Au contraire, mon FRier, the big spenders in DC DO represent the majority that voted for them. That majority DEMANDS that their needs be met by government no matter what method of force be used to satisfy those needs.
The real problem the government has is with the folk who produce that are wide awake, innovative, creative and agile enough to keep the government from extracting more than WE believe is their ‘fair share’. We’ve done this before. FDR was angry that his massive tax increases did not produce the increase in revenue.

“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as
possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the
treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.
Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister
in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. EveryoneQuote by: Judge Learned Hand
(1872-1961), Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals
Source: in the case of Gregory v. Helvering 69 F.2d 809, 810 (2d Cir. 1934), aff’d, 293 U.S. 465, 55 S.Ct. 266, 79 L.Ed. 596 (1935

does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any
public duty to pay more than the law demands.”


22 posted on 02/12/2013 4:27:53 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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