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New York Times Realizes New Taxes Hurt Poor the Most

GodsLaws Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:16 PM
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. -- Alexander Tytler
Mike4166 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:05 PM
And this precisely why the Constitution was penned in the manner it was, why the Federal Government's powers were so strictly limited, and why this nation was conceived as a confederated republic rather than a democracy. A true democracy is the worst of tyrannies; it is pure mob rule.
Becca in TX Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:51 PM
It's a representative republic. However, the separation of powers doesn't mean anything when you have a president who ignores the Constitution, the rules, and the courts.
GodsLaws Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:21 PM
The Cloward-Piven Strategy (created by two leftist professors from Columbia University) is the final stage of this process designed to collapse the US economy, opening the way for a collectivist coup and totalitarianism.

Obama's actions and policies fit the Cloward-Piven Strategy perfectly. And now they are pushing to repeal the 22nd Amendment so he can stay in power.

InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:29 PM
Then unleashing absolute evil on us.
Obummer is going to hide his real intent only so far as he needs to. Repeal of the 22nd would remove the need.
Our only hope is that bills defeat and the chance that those who would vote for President LIE again see the loss of their meal ticket.
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:20 PM
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that in his book "Democracy in America". Two volumes 1835-1840.

When many Americans received their first paycheck of 2013, they wondered why their paychecks were smaller. Obama supporters in particular were baffled, wondering why they were seeing less pay when they had just voted for a President who promised they would never see a tax increase, that after all was reserved for "rich" people. The first Friday in January, Google was flooded with the question, "Why is my paycheck smaller?" Workers took to Twitter and asked the same question.

Now, even the New York Times is realizing who the the newest payroll taxes hurt the most: poor...