…Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more [taxes]. They want to pay more.
Andrew’s Note: Hey Nevada, thanks bunches for sending someone this insulated from reality or delusional to represent you in the Senate and make public policy that the rest of us have to live with! How about next time you send us someone who believes in bigfoot, ET visitations, and psychic readings instead…they’d do a lot less damage.
I think a lot of people will look back at this point in American political history and wonder how things got so d*mn screwed up.
What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country.
What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.
Journalist & Civil War First Lieutenant Ambrose Bierce
Andrew’s Note: Seems to me they’ve joined forces to achieve their common goal.
It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian. Since Democrats vs. Republicans have been obliterated, no real differences between parties.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924
Olympic Games in Paris , 1902-1981)
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
John Quinton, American Actor
Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
President Herbert Hoover
Andrew’s Note: Some days it seems that Honor isn’t even rented by either of our dominant political parties.
President Obama won [re-election in November, 2012] because he promised to steal more things from the people who didn’t vote for him and give what he stole to the people who did vote for him, because that is what an election is, right? An advanced auction on the sale on stolen goods.
If we don’t want a future U.S. government to become tyrannical we must work every day to limit the creation of government powers, laws, regulations and departments with the potential to be used as tools of tyranny. The tax collector has been an unfortunate but necessary fixture in society for thousands of years and will continue to be so. The power to tax is necessary (but certainly not at the levels we’ve chosen the past few years) but is also ripe for abuse and is definitely a potential tool of tyranny. Let’s not forget that one of the rallying cries that created our nation was tax related… “Taxation without representation is tyranny.”
I must admit that when the cries of unfair treatment from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by conservative nonprofits was raised during the election I discounted them as oversensitivity encouraged by election year politics but as it turns out there was preferential treatment for non-profits which espoused views similar to President Obama’s. It seems that organizations ‘friendly’ to the incumbent President weren’t selected for additional scrutiny but organizations with ‘patriot’ or ‘tea party’ in the title were.
A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will.