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Fiscal Cliff Notes

normfromga Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:49 AM
I agree...The Republicans wanted spending cuts, the Dems wanted tax hikes... What's not to like? Once EVERYONE feels the pain, perhaps we will finally get serious about REAL tax reform, not just tweeking rates and breaks. Myself, I favor the one suggested by Ron Paul: Flat tax...at 0%, returning to the pre-16th Amendment days, where most of our revenue was from import goods. Let China and the multinationalists pay our taxes, while we revigorate the manufacturing base of our economy.
Does answering a question with a question make you feel good?
Christie would not have been a worse candidate than Romney in that he would have probably won, and would have sent Obama back to his mob in Chicago. Whether or not he would be a better POTUS than Romney or any of the other hopefuls, we may never know. We do know that the only non-RINO in the GOP available was Ron Paul, unless you would like to redefine "Republican" with "NeoConservative."
Heck, it has been alledged that, as Clinton's Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, she had fabricated documents indicating that Saddam Hussain was in the process of purchasing uranium ore from West Africa for weapons development, which she later leaked to the intelligence community a couple of years later while at the Brookings Institute. I tell you, she is not to be trusted!!!
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About That Fiscal Cliff

normfromga Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:47 AM
I sort of look forward to the "cliff." After all, spending cuts offsetting increased revenue is the only remedy for our fiscal situation, and as long as every bureaucrat can say, "but not my budget," or taxpayer can say "but not my income," political reality will triumph over math every time. It will only be after a little taste of reality sets in that everyone will finally agree that it can't be just business as usual that will get us on the right track. Who knows, maybe we will see REAL tax reform. Besides, it is not current spending being cut, but only the proposed increases, while the allowing of taxes to return to pre-Bush levels might sting a little, but I don't remember people starving in the streets in the 90's..
God always intervenes in our elections, but lately it seems only to teach us a lesson... To praise Bush for his actions after 9/11 is like praising Obama's reaction to Sandy; they did what was expected of them, and I doubt Algore would have thing much differently, or certainly not much worse. Kind historians may note that Democrats had traditionally got us into wars, while Republicans got us out, allowing that perhaps Bush was not quite as well-equipped, tempermentally, to go after Bin Ladin, but they will probably be at a loss to explain his sidetrip after Saddam.
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G.W. was MIA

normfromga Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:54 AM
Thanks for that reference. Of course the Obamacare advocates always mention that those with insurance pay for the care of indigents anyway through higher premiums, but I never knew when this policy went into effect as another Federal unfunded mandate. I think that if the law was modified to state that, indeed, emergency care would be dispensed as needed, but the patient would be personally responsible for repaying the provider, whether through a charitable organization, a welfare agency, or some other means, or hounded by bill collectors for the rest of their lives, the whole need to “mandate” that people acquire health insurance would go away.
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G.W. was MIA

normfromga Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:36 AM
GW's picture will certainly be shown next to future dictionaries' definitions of "neoconservative," but only used as a dart board for Democrats and true conservatives for at least a few more election cycles... Unless the Republicans get their blinders off, study his record, and dutifully recite "Never Again!", over and over, that mantra may actually reflect their chances of ever getting back into the White House.
Like Churchill said, Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities. Once the voters see our income tax code as a hundred year old failed experiment, we just might see better options put on the table, such as Fair Tax, Flat Tax, or even returning to a tariff-based system. [How better to get our manufacturing base back from overseas?] In any case, I don't see this "cliff" as a crisis. Returning our tax rates to pre-Bush and dropping some of our deductions and entitlements which aren't much older might hurt a little, but won't kill us. We have plenty of time to "do the right thing" rather than having to just keep changing it over and over..
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More Government

normfromga Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:25 PM
I think what he meant to say was: "What Stossel is saying is pretty much accepted paleo-conservative thought. Republicanism has become a horse of a different color..." Otherwise, he doesn't make much sense...
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