1627:***NO, we vote to reduce our tax burden. Money that is stolen from us to support those who will not support themselves. Liberals want that "free from any criticism lifestyle", but when it goes bad they want someone else to pay for it. ***
That's a nice story. Too bad it is not true. Some of the most heavily subsidized cohorts in this country are key Republican constituencies: seniors, rural whites, and people connected to the national security business.
Bottom line is that the populist libertarianism that calls itself "conservative" these days treats the civilized order like the child treats Christmas--something that is "given." In fact, it has costs, and taxes are those costs. To be sure, government is wasteful and..