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Conventions Don't Matter -- and Mean Even Less

retchemprof Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 6:59 AM
What does matter, and what keeps the political class in the position they hold in society, is the capacity to distribute the money gathered by the IRS. Read the FairTax book and find out why what may seem, to the uninformed, unrelated to many of our problems is actually the solution to almost all of them – and why the pols of both parties either try to ignore or attempt to dismiss it.
panzerfaust10 Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 7:12 AM
Right, we must repeal the income tax amendment to restore our freedom.
The Fair Tax precludes the government from knowing how you make money, how much money you make, how many children you have, whether you are divorced and a whole realm of personal information, including exactly what bank accounts you have and what companies you invest in. That is totalitarianism.
Beverly143 Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 9:58 AM
Add health insurance to the list and you're in business.

Political junkies get excited about the Republican and Democratic national conventions, but for many Americans they provide a stark reminder of how out of touch our political system has become. The strange rituals and bad jokes seem oddly out of place in the 21st century, almost as strange as seeing an engineer use a slide rule rather than an iPad to perform some complex calculation.

While partisan activists tune in when their team's big show is on the air, most unaffiliated voters view the conventions as a waste of time and money. For the past week or so, everyone...