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The Decline and Fall of America

Righty3 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:50 AM
Ah, but in 1962 we could at least choose whatever light bulbs we wanted, and the Federal government didn't try to dictate how our toilets needed to work. You hear that 91% tax rate kicked around sometimes, but the truth is, fewer than 100 individuals in the US payed that rate. If a similar number would appease our Dear Leader, I'm sure there would be less argument.

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. There’s another way of interpreting this image, however; the hands appeared not only pathetic and a bit contemptible, but also aged and withered, as though belonging to an old man. In which case,...