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Buffett Boosts Own Morale with Hypocrisy

kcalcut Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:33 AM
Wow, Maybe Kennedy was a Right Wing Wacko when he said "Ask not what your country can do for You bu what you can do for your country" This generation who just voted Obama for a second term was the people Kennedy was speaking to.
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:12 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Kennedy's statement is exactly wrong?

I ask every day that the country provide national defense, protect life and property, and enforce contracts - that's why I pay my taxes and keep up my end of the Social Contract.

And I was not put here to go ask the country what I might do for it today - I've got my own life to live. The country exists so that we may practice self-determination. If you want to ask the country what you can do for it, you might try Cuba.
meerbock Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:41 PM
I have been saying exactly that for fifty years. The State exists to serve and protect its citizens. Citizens have NO duty to serve the state except in the military or through other constitutional requirements. Examples are the collection and payment of tarrifs and excises, postal fees and tolls on roads and ferrys. Because income tax is now one of the Constitution's amendments, that is another duty that I must fulfill. I am not required to lend my efforts to increasing the size or reach of the Federal government.

For fifty years people have been telling me that I'm a rude ungrateful person because of my disagreement with JFK's inaugural address. My response to them, for that entire fifty years has been, 'Screw 'em!'

The government revised upward its initial reading of third quarter GDP from 2 percent to 2.7 percent in a move that was widely expected by economists.

And everyone said “yawn.”

That’s because the GDP growth was more government puffery. The increase was borrowed or freshly minted money. The government merely accelerated spending, filing one hole, while digging another- deeper- hole, in Obama’s latest 60-year-same-as-cash financing offer.  

At least that’s what the markets have felt apparently- reacting with shrug to another wave of “good” news coming out of the government about how great things are for the folks back...

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