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Obama, Democrats Favor Worst of Bad Ideas

nomad5 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 8:50 PM
So what? You are welcome here so long as you (a) take full responsibility for your actions, (b) self-discipline (including obeying the law), and (c) adjust to the culture here (including speaking the language). If you do these things, you will be doing what those of us who are average citizens do day in and day out, year in and year out, and you'll be welcome here. It takes real adults to be good citizens, not just folks who "man up", because being a citizen is an every-day job, not just a when-I-feel-like-it job. Don't want the responsibilities of citizenship? Then stay where you are. Side note: Calling folks names isn't much of a mark of citizenship, and that goes for the homegrown as well as the not-born-here folks

As Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress finalize plans for whom to increase tax rates on and by how much – all in the name of preventing the nation from going over the "fiscal cliff," of course – the following may being of interest to readers of this page, if not to the politicians.

Earlier this month, Scott Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation, published a ranking of fifteen ideas to create "new revenues as a component of any bipartisan deal to reduce the federal deficit."  Hodge utilized findings of extensive studies by OECD economists...