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Taxpayers, Revolt!

erick24 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:12 PM
I love the concept. Like "Atlas Shrugged" come to life! But maybe we should let the economy collapse first so the illegals go home, welfare recipients riot in the cities, and people are brought back to reality.
Steven H of WA Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:53 PM
But why would the illegals go home? Won’t they just go on welfare? Why would collapse bring people back to reality? Did they in 1936 or Germany in the 30s? Won’t some populist demagogue find new scapegoats to blame? Wall Street, or Big Oil, the Jews, or the upper middle class?
True Conservative! Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:52 PM
The Germans STILL have the hyper-inflation in their subconscious ... that's why they are the most fiscally prudent of all the European states.
Congress returned to "work" this week (now there's a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people's money is a taxing experience.

Their task is to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a geological construct of their own making. It doesn't take a genius to predict both parties will try to do two things: (1) reach an agreement that will allow each side to take some credit and (2) require those who work for a living to pay government more while they come up with phony, or inconsequential spending "cuts."

Whatever they do, payroll taxes...