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Why God Created the GOP

OneForFreedom Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 4:09 PM
FLMC - According to the last SS statement I received, between myself and the corporations I've worked for, over $200,000 of my money has been invested in SS/Medicare. You claim it's in treasuries? Aren't those just federal IOU's? Now, if SS was run like a 401K, where each of us has an account, with our own cash in it, that could be used in an emergency (unemployment, for instance) I'd have very little problem with it. As it is, it's like a communal bank account, where your money is extracted from your check, and put into a general fund, supposedly waiting for you when you retire. Would you ever willingly put money in that sort of bank account?
"God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don't do that, they have no useful function."

Columnist Robert Novak was speaking of the party that embraced the revolution of Ronald Reagan, who had hung a portrait of Calvin Coolidge in his Cabinet Room and set about cutting income tax rates to 28 percent.

But, to be historically precise, the GOP was not put here to cut taxes. From infancy in the 1850s, its mission was to halt the spread of slavery. From 1865 to 1929, it was the party of high tariffs. Mission: Build the nation...