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The Decline and Fall of America

1 mac Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:00 AM
The takers were better motivated to vote and they did. The difference today is that many workers/taxpayers insyead of whpanting to poay fewer taxes and get ahead want to join the 47% of those wjho don't pay. I don't know if there really is an answer. I am tired of paying for all the free riders and might like to join them,too. What do the republicans have to offe r'We want you to get a job and become a taxpayer, lewave the comfort and benefits of the 47% nd join the other 53% of those unlucky bastards who used to support you"?

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. There’s another way of interpreting this image, however; the hands appeared not only pathetic and a bit contemptible, but also aged and withered, as though belonging to an old man. In which case,...