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Freedom or Fairness in 2012?

SterCrazy Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 6:51 AM
continued . . . So the maples formed a union And demanded equal rights 'The oaks are just too greedy We will make them give us light' Now there's no more oak oppression For they passed a noble law And the trees are all kept equal By hatchet, axe, and saw. Thanks Rush (the band),1978
Account closed Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 10:25 AM
Cool, play that the the Beatle's Taxman for the young voters of America

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Account closed Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 10:25 AM
meant "and the Beatle's Taxman"
Dan107 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 9:37 AM
The progressive vision of equal outcomes. Getty Lee gets it...
skywalker58 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 11:08 AM
Most definitely, and this was written in 1978. Look how bad things have gotten in the ensuing 30+ years. The song shows the absurdity of equal outcomes. Faster runners in the Olympics would have to wear weights to make it "fair". Slower swimmers can wear flippers. It is insanity.

2012 should prove to be an ideological election about the economy. Not all campaigns are so clear cut. Sometimes moderate Republicans raise taxes (like George H.W. Bush did); at other times, pragmatic Democrats cut spending (like Bill Clinton did).

But this year, Mitt Romney, the likely Republican nominee, will run an ideological campaign calling for smaller government and fewer taxes against an equally ideological President Obama, who wants more government and higher taxes. In this divided red state/blue state era, the supporters of each candidate demand no less and will have a clear choice.

This year's campaign sloganeering will remind us...