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Why are so many generals getting the axe?
Allen West ^ | Written by Michele Hickford on October 31, 2013

Posted on 10/31/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by OldNavyVet

Ever notice how no cabinet members in the Obama Administration are ever fired but in the last year nine senior generals have been fired? Read why: http://allenbwest.com/?p=1143


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1 posted on 10/31/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet

Global warming.

Or

Abuse of Power?


2 posted on 10/31/2013 12:15:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: OldNavyVet

A few probably deserved to be fired, but mostly it is because the Obama maladministration hates the military.


3 posted on 10/31/2013 12:16:10 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by Barack Obama promising to solve it.)
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To: OldNavyVet

...or maybe it’s George Bush’s fault...


4 posted on 10/31/2013 12:16:30 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by Barack Obama promising to solve it.)
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To: OldNavyVet

Crazy is as crazy does:
This is a very, very, VERY lengthy essay on Obama. That said, if you REALLY want to understand what we’re dealing with, you REALLY need to read this one.
http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html


5 posted on 10/31/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: OldNavyVet

Bush’s fault.


6 posted on 10/31/2013 12:17:45 PM PDT by sport
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To: OldNavyVet

Any dictatorship must purge the military leadership.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 12:19:43 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: OldNavyVet
You have to ask? Government takeover in progress. It is the frog boiling in the pot. If you put a bullfrog in a pan of water and let him settle down until he sits there, floating, you can incrementally turn up the temperature one degree per minute and the frog will sit there until it is cooked and dies.

We are all frogs sitting in the pot.

8 posted on 10/31/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: OldNavyVet

how many of them are white heterosexual christian married males in good health put into positions of power by their unearned white privilege?

what this country’s military really needs is more black athiest lesbian divorced female generals in poor health.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 12:20:03 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Hardraade

We have a winner, given how things have been going.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 12:21:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: OldNavyVet

three main reasons.

1. will not be part of promoting faggotry.

2. will not fire on us civilians or execute other illegal orders.

3. will not persecute christian soldiers in their command.


11 posted on 10/31/2013 12:23:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: OldNavyVet
Why are so many generals getting the axe?

They read the Constitution? Or know someone who read the Constitution? Or have heard of the Constitution? Or think normal Americans aren't the enemy?

12 posted on 10/31/2013 12:23:45 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Hardraade

BINGO!


13 posted on 10/31/2013 12:23:52 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: OldNavyVet

Or, as the military is downsized, there just isn’t the need for flag officers. If there are fewer units to command, there is less need for commanders

It might be as simple as money. From the POV of the joint chiefs, the more we retire, the more money left for us.

Obama always blames somebody else but in this instance there is a clear place to point the finger....... the sequester that he developed. It might get resolved in the military’s favor come the budget talks. but that will be the future.


14 posted on 10/31/2013 12:24:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Phillyred

I never thought it would be so easy for our military to be overthrown.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 12:24:27 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: OldNavyVet

Obama’s just a “little” Stalin. For now.


16 posted on 10/31/2013 12:27:14 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: SteveH

Diversity is our strength!


17 posted on 10/31/2013 12:27:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
You have to ask? Government takeover in progress. It is the frog boiling in the pot. If you put a bullfrog in a pan of water and let him settle down until he sits there, floating, you can incrementally turn up the temperature one degree per minute and the frog will sit there until it is cooked and dies. We are all frogs sitting in the pot.

I think you're right. I also think the gov can get online and read blogs and message boards like anybody else. And what they see scares them, and they are preparing for it. They want to rule us like dictators, and much of the population is willing to start shooting over that. They can also take a measure of how much ammo has been procured by citizens in the last five years. And it's an enormous amount. The uprising will be of such proportion, that they will need the military to suppress.
18 posted on 10/31/2013 12:28:13 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Dick Bachert

What we are witnessing, from the article:

“Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves.... They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers’ souls, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom. When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don’t know it until it it too late.”


19 posted on 10/31/2013 12:39:31 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: OldNavyVet
P   U   T   S   C   H   !   !   !

HF

20 posted on 10/31/2013 12:40:37 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: OldNavyVet

Moon Nazi’s


21 posted on 10/31/2013 12:40:46 PM PDT by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: OldNavyVet

Stalin murdered his generals. Obama cannot go that far... yet.


22 posted on 10/31/2013 12:41:02 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise
Stalin murdered his generals. Obama cannot go that far... yet


Their thought patterns are remarkably similar.

23 posted on 10/31/2013 12:45:21 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: OldNavyVet

Correction! They used to be ‘generals.’
In 2013: generals= genitals


24 posted on 10/31/2013 12:46:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: sneakers

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25 posted on 10/31/2013 12:48:23 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: Dick Bachert

ping


26 posted on 10/31/2013 12:53:12 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: Phillyred

Posts 7, 11 & 12 are all excellant to the point and correct.


27 posted on 10/31/2013 12:54:09 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: OldNavyVet

We have WAY too many generals with a much small Army. The decision to cut the BILLETS of the Generals is a great decision.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 12:56:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: ZX12R

We’ve been boiling in the pot for a long time, some have become very tired and complacent, others have become very irate, unsettled, anxious and appear to be ready to jump out of the pot.


29 posted on 10/31/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: lavaroise
Stalin murdered his generals.

And Stalin's daughter, after he died, managed to escape dictatorial rule in Russia. She came out through the American embassy in India after getting permission to put her Indian husband's ashes into the Ganges river.

Svetlana Alliluyeva is now living in America.

In firing American generals, Obama is acting like a communist dictator.

30 posted on 10/31/2013 1:03:53 PM PDT by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: OldNavyVet

PURGE preparing for Martial Law.. when revolt breaks out..

There may be revolt or not. BUT not because Obama is not trying to cause revolt.. he is..

OK. maybe not Obama he is too dumb, but HIS HANDLERS ARE..


31 posted on 10/31/2013 1:04:28 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: OldNavyVet

one word...POGROMS


32 posted on 10/31/2013 1:06:49 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: OldNavyVet

Not a peep from coward Rinos. BUt when Bush fires a couple attorneys, they all cry bloody murder.


33 posted on 10/31/2013 1:09:29 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: OldNavyVet

Obama is creating an army that is loyal to the party.


34 posted on 10/31/2013 1:10:49 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: OldNavyVet

Sam Vaknin is a fraud with no formal training in psychology or psychiatry but bases his book on his self admitted “malignant personality disorder”.


35 posted on 10/31/2013 1:11:04 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: KittenClaws

I remember now GOPe attacking Bush himself for his handling the war in Iraq, and of course the same wont say a thing about this firing of generals.

RIdiculous. THe whole language of Obama must be impeached, it is not about him, it is about demoncrats.


36 posted on 10/31/2013 1:11:07 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: OldNavyVet

“Svetlana Alliluyeva is now living in America.”

Not any more. She died in 2011.


37 posted on 10/31/2013 1:17:50 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: OldNavyVet

All of these senior officers from every branch who have been purged—SHOULD MEET.


38 posted on 10/31/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Dick Bachert
"This is a very, very, VERY lengthy essay on Obama."

Well, I read a good deal of it, and I agree with the author's point of how Obama affects his "followers." But I've listened to all or part of many of his speeches, pronouncements, and press conferences, and I have only on very rare occasions heard anything that seemed transcendental or awe-inspiring or even merely "moving." He is not anywhere in the class of JFK or MLK or Reagan or even the young Jesse Jackson or Farrakhan. Frankly, he's not a whole lot better than Bush. Often, he seems bored and put-off that he is even expected to say ANYTHING. His cadence is repetitive and monotonous. Speaking impromptu, he is often simply incoherent or stupid, getting basic facts wrong.

And I bristled at the quote from the Obama admirer who described Bush as "uncurious." Bush was - and is - in fact an avid reader. For better or worse, he increased the federal role in education. (My only point here is that he CARED about education, not whether his polices were effective or even constitutional.)

Bush has recently taken up painting. He is active in the maintenance of his ranch, very "hands-on." But the idea - the blatant lie - that Bush was an "uncurious" boob was just too easy for bigoted liberals to ignore, so they spread that falsehood for eight years.
39 posted on 10/31/2013 1:21:10 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: OldNavyVet

79:21 to 86:00 on audio Mark Levin talks about Obama purging the military (10-30-2013 radio show)

http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=2591&c=10771&f=2040793 (audio)

Articles Mark referenced:

Obama’s Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years

Read More At Investor’s Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102913-677116-197-military-officers-purged-by-obama.htm#ixzz2jJp4GBgx

Obama’s Military Purge

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/obamas-military-purge/

Full List: 197 Officers Removed from Obama’s Military During the Purge

http://freepatriot.org/2013/10/23/full-list-197-officers-removed-obamas-military-purge/


40 posted on 10/31/2013 1:28:53 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: OldNavyVet

Went to the site and was disappointed. I thought it was an Allen West blog, but it’s not. The column was nothing but an opinion and inuendo laced short column with no substantiative information.......


41 posted on 10/31/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: ZX12R

You are correct.


42 posted on 10/31/2013 1:36:39 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Phillyred

Don’t fret. They still have their skills, knowledge, and leadership. They will serve when the country asks it of them. Who their CIC will be is another question.


43 posted on 10/31/2013 1:37:25 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: a fool in paradise

In before what questions are they being axed!


44 posted on 10/31/2013 1:39:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: OldNavyVet

bfl


45 posted on 10/31/2013 1:42:22 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is that a rhetorical question you are axing?


46 posted on 10/31/2013 1:43:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: OldNavyVet
Svetlana Alliluyeva is now living in America.

Actually, she died in Wisconsin, in 2011.

47 posted on 10/31/2013 1:52:15 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: lavaroise
The GOPe won't say anything about anything, but come election time they've got their hands out for cash.

I got the following in e-mail. I think I may have seen it posted here somewhere, sorry if it's a duplicate:

_________________

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President's proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ]

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ..

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees... We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find a new tax
it will pass

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom...’

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
It’s time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes

Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax

Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax

Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

48 posted on 10/31/2013 1:52:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: Revolting cat!

49 posted on 10/31/2013 1:53:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: napscoordinator
We have WAY too many generals with a much small Army. The decision to cut the BILLETS of the Generals is a great decision.

But that is not the point...

Apparently the admirals and generals being dismissed for many petty reasons seem to have similar viewpoints on the marxist tendencies of the 0' regime, while many others are not dismissed - they are protected, to wit, those involved for the regime with Fast & Furious and Benghazi. We are witnessing the transformation of the military, and that is NOT a great thing.

50 posted on 10/31/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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