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A Storied Presidency

loadstar Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 11:39 AM
Last time Obama, the Pied Piper of Unwanted Change, fooled many of the people, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. But with half of tax filers paying no federal taxes, and almost half of households getting at least 1 guvment check every month, and the Welfare (with no work required) and Food Stamp ranks swelling again, he will surely get the many guvment dependent votes. As Margaret Thatcher noted, a problem with taxing OTHER people to pay for your freebies is that you eventually run out of other people to tax. RR's father to him: if you make not working (Relief) attractive enough, why work?

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