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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Slams Obama’s Reference to ‘Absolutism’

bwilson635 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:20 PM
We have a model - its called the Reagan years. In 1982 Reagan reluctantly agreed with a split Congress to the largest tax increase in American History. The next four years the tax revenues fell - until he got a majority in both houses and cut tax rates. Tax revenues rose dramatically over the next six years. Easily verifiable facts. We have a model: Japan. Japan for a decade tried to stimulate the economy via government spending exactly like the Democrats have tried for the past four years. Today the Japanese call that decade "The Lost Decade". We have a model: California: Since the increase in tax rates in California, California has seen a dramatic DECREASE in tax revenues. Moreover, California is seeing an exodus of citizens &jobs
MudontheTires Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:57 PM
"This is plainly false."

According to who? You?

Arrogant Fool.
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:27 PM
This is plainly false. Okay, you clowns are living in your own world. that's fine. Keep buying gold and preparing for that day Jesus descends from the skies.

President Obama’s inaugural address was arguably one of the most liberal speeches he’s ever delivered—but one line in particular drew the ire of NRA’s Wayne LaPierre:  “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”

Speaking at the 56th annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Award dinner in Reno, Nev., LaPierre said, “Obama wants to turn the idea of “absolutism” into another dirty word, just another word for extremism. He wants you to accept the idea of “principles” as he sees fit to define them. It’s a way of...