September 15, 2011

Raise our taxes?

"Shared sacrifice" my ass.

The Messiah wastes half a billion of OUR money to back a company which he was warned was no good. Now there's news of some ObamaCare accounting fraud. And it certainly ain't just limited to Democrats/liberals (although usually it ain't the GOP clamoring to raise taxes): George W. Bush's ill-advised sojourn into Iraq has cost us what -- over a trillion by now? And for what? Bush himself said in 2000 that he didn't believe it was the American military's role to play "nation-builders." And no -- I don't buy that 9/11 "changed things" with regards to Iraq. It wasn't, frankly, worth the money we put into it and the lives of over 4,000 Americans to "build" a nation at the point of a gun. Indeed,

... "nation-building" has been effective only 27% of the time since 1850, and he argues that these sucesses were not the products of military intervention. One group of countries that seem especially resistant to democracy-building efforts are the Arab lands. There have been are nine interventions in Arab countries in the past century. In no case did stable democracy follow the military occupation.

And on and on and on. This is why people are fed up -- fed up with politicians and government in general. Dick Morris pointed out last night on O'Reilly that presidents always get a 5-6% jump in the polls after a speech to a joint session of Congress. Obama got just a one percent jump after his last week. People are just tuning out. And it ain't beer and skittles for the GOP: Just six percent believe the GOP-majority Congress is doing a good or excellent job. In addition, O'Reilly pointed out how, despite reports about how income tax levels are at the lowest level in a generation, Americans are getting socked by other taxes on just about everything. He went on to list other "hidden" taxes in New York State that blew my mind.

So spare me about "shared sacrifice." When our government and politicians begin exhibiting some of that sacrifice, maybe I'll be inclined to go along. Until then, STFU, thank you very much.

Posted by Hube at September 15, 2011 11:28 AM | TrackBack

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Agreed. They're basically saying, "We've really screwed up with your money in the past, so give us more."

If a kid were to waste their allowance repeatedly, a responsible parent would reduce it not increase it. Liberals like to think of government as our parents, but the responsibility issue shows it's really the other way around. The government is the child who blew their allowance coming to Mommy and Daddy demanding more money. Wrong, Junior.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at September 15, 2011 11:47 AM

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