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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

lesoc Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 10:27 AM
Look, the bottom line is probably too simple. The current birthrate in the U.S. the lowest since 1920, including among immigrant women. It takes birth to make citizens, citizens to do the work and pay taxes. The demand to raise taxes is understandable among the ignorant politicians. It's akin to saying, "Sales of Tootsie Rolls have dropped off, so let's raise the price to make up for it." Which, of course, causes a further drop in sales, then another price rise, etc. It seems idiotic, but who said progressives are sane?
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

"We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation."

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he is...