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The Winter of Conservative Discontent

rawtruth Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:20 AM
Not all seniors buy the BS coming from the Democrats and other liberal progressives. Everyone wants their share of government pie whether they paid taxes or not. During my continuous 55 years of work and paying taxes, I only made a little over $100K about 3 years, so I am certainly not rich, but I do not want to overtax anyone. No one should ever have to give the government over a third of their earnings. They earned it, not the government. I do not trust politicians at any level, they are not superior in intellect nor wisdom. They fail far more often that they succeed. However, they never recognize failure but throw more of the people's money down the toilet.
As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964.

Barry Goldwater had suffered a defeat not seen since Alf Landon. Republicans held less than one-third of the House and Senate and only 17 governorships. The Warren Court was remaking America.

In the arts, academic and entertainment communities, and national press corps, conservatives were rarely seen or heard. It was Liberalism's Hour, with America awash in misty memories of Camelot and great expectations of the Great Society to come in 1965.

That year, however,...

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