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October 10, 2009

It's Come to This


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Posted by Vanderleun at October 10, 2009 11:48 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Peachy stuff I enjoyed it. Someone else once said: A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eye with his pants down.

Posted by: Valery Miclette at November 8, 2010 9:03 AM

, My post was obviously dirtceed at what I consider hypocrisy in both parties. Yes, yes but as usual, your post only proves you're a weak thinker who, more times than not, comes to absurd conclusions based on nonsense. But like a blind squirrel that occasionally chances into a nut, you occasionally stumble onto something true by complete happenstance.You get high marks (no pun intended) for recognizing there are indeed hypocrites among both conservative and progressive ranks. But how you arrived at that mighty achievement in mental dexterity is a wonder to behold. Your post reminds me of my teenaged niece who correctly picked the Super Bowl winning team a few years ago because she thought their quarterback was gorgeous. First of all, what makes you think there's an inherent contradiction between a belief in low taxes (for everyone, including the rich ) and a belief that government welfare should be reserved for those in genuine and dire need. Conservatives recognize that the current system will inevitably lead our nation to ruin and must be gutted even though it will cause a lot of pain. Personally, I think every Democrat and Republican who voted to increase SS and Medicare payments over the years should be stripped, and made to feel the pain of a good, old fashioned tar and feathering. Then they should be run out of Washington on the backs of jackasses. But as satisfying as that would be to see, it won't undo the harm they've caused to the citizens of this country. Because so many retired and near retired folks do and will desperately need the SS and MC they've been promised, citizens who are still productive and able will be forced to pay for their own retirements and health care AND for the remaining needy SS/MC recipients.Yeah, it sucks that some who paid in most of their lives will not get everything they were promised. I've been paying into SS and MC since 1972 and I still have a ways to go. You think I'm happy about that? Mark, it's NOT hypocrisy to recognize that eliminating our current systems of SS and MC is both necessary and inevitably painful. The word you're looking for here is, "wisdom."Second, when it come to Democrats, you're confusing stupidity and ignorance with hypocrisy. The vast majority of Democrats and other progressives aren't being hypocritical when they want the rich to pay more taxes while they're simultaneously against any reforms in entitlement programs. Not at all. Except for some of the leaders (who are indeed hypocrites because they know better) most progressives are simply too stupid and/or ignorant to understand the relationship between the amount of money a government can spend on entitlement programs and the amount of money a government can possibly confiscate from it's citizens. Most Democrats actually believe, in their heart of hearts, that money is just something the Treasury department prints up as needed.Unless you concede that the overwhelming majority of progressives are hypocrites (which I'm prepared to grant you if you ask me to), how else can you explain the universality of progressive calls to tax the rich more when it's been proved time and again that if you take 100% of every rich person's money, you couldn't finance entitlement programs for a single year?Answer? Stupidity and ignorance. Not hypocrisy.

Posted by: Yolaine at July 13, 2012 5:03 PM

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