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Government addiction

December 1, 2013

Alexis de Tocqueville warned, "The Republic will endure until Politicians learn that people can be bribed with their own money." The U.S....

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Capricorn1

Dec-01-13 5:34 AM

"Taxpayers could honor their 2013 tax obligations but refuse to pay their 2014 taxes unless Congress; repeals Obama Care, reduces federal regulations and deficits, balances the budget, replaces IRS with a consumption tax, revamps entitlement programs, and approves 12 year term limits."

Good luck with that. Between the 47% that pay no federal income tax, the millions that receive government assistance, and the liberals that believe in big government, you no longer have the majority to fight for your cause.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-01-13 6:18 AM

Yes, politicians from both parties are using taxpayer money for votes.

But, try to convince a liberal that any program suffer a reduction and they immediately say we support anarchy.

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MrShaman

Dec-01-13 7:15 AM

"Alexis de Tocqueville warned, "The Republic will endure until Politicians learn that people can be bribed with their own money."

The U.S. national debt clock illustrates how the President and Congress are propelling the country and citizens into bankruptcy with a national debt of $17.1 trillion, against a Gross Domestic Product of only $15.9 trillion, $5.6 trillion of foreign debt, and $600 billion annual deficit after government spent $3.4 trillion but received only $2.8 trillion in revenues." - William L. Emick

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What did Alexis de Tocqueville have to say, about countries who were ECSTATIC about going-to-WAR...without considering the long-term impact of financing that War (whether it be about oil, OR drugs)???

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DeanWormer

Dec-01-13 8:21 AM

Mr. Emick: You need to take a deep breath and relax--you knickers are all tied up in a knot. This country is not and will never go "bankrupt" but it's a scary word, huh? Total wealth in this country is about $125 trillion and growing fast. The Republican Tea Party propaganda wants people to believe the sky is falling.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-01-13 8:44 AM

"This country is not and will never go "bankrupt" but it's a scary word, huh? Total wealth in this country is about $125 trillion and growing fast."--DeanWormer

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Well since you are saying your money is now mine; I have a mortgage payment coming up soon and maybe I should send the bill to you for payment!!!!

Another socialist; what's yours is mine.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-01-13 9:04 AM

"This country is not and will never go "bankrupt" but it's a scary word, huh? Total wealth in this country is about $125 trillion and growing fast."--DeanWormer

So, even accumulated "wealth" belongs to the state?

Further proof that liberals do not believe in property rights....only state rights.

We are here to feed the needs of the state, as operated by the statists, nothing more.

Once we are old and not productive, the people can be tossed away with the trash.

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DeanWormer

Dec-01-13 9:24 AM

Time for a little sing along to calm the nerves of the agitated..."This land is your land, this land is my land..." Come one, just hum if you don't know the words.

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CMReeder

Dec-01-13 9:24 AM

Yes and the rich and powerful bribe the political officials. Money is very seductive no matter who wields it.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-01-13 10:15 AM

This land is your land, this land is my land....."--DeanWormer

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"Guthrie varied the lyrics over time, sometimes including more overtly political verses in line with his sympathetic views of communism, than appear in recordings or publications."--Wikipedia

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BTW....the song does mention "made for you and me" so it does give some credit to a creator, an intelligent designer...........God. Therefore, we ought to follow that God and what He tells us to do instead of making government our god.

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JohnMBower

Dec-01-13 10:18 AM

More proof that the Tea Party is truly a safe haven for self-hating closet liberals.

Opening with a quote from a Frenchman was a nice touch.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-01-13 10:29 AM

Time for a little sing along to calm the nerves of the agitated..."This land is your land, this land is my land..." - Dean Wormer

Liberal beliefs based on a song rather than the constitution.

Like the "social contract" liberals live in fantasy land.

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USABorn

Dec-01-13 1:26 PM

ToTEXASfromPA - 10:15 AM

BTW....the song does mention "made for you and me" so it does give some credit to a creator, an intelligent designer...........God. Therefore, we ought to follow that God and what He tells us to do instead of making government our god.

NOTE

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USABorn

Dec-01-13 1:33 PM

Have no idea why that happened. But to continue....

NOTE especially for TEXAS and any other Christian who cares.........

Have you seen "THE FOUNDERS BIBLE?" If not, check it out at thefoundersbibleDOTcom. I'm going to buy one for each of my kids and my granddaughter for their birthdays in 2014. What a fantastic book. It has 2272 pages and is beautifully illustrated.

Go to the site and read about it.....

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Shulski

Dec-01-13 1:50 PM

He's right Americans should refuse their refund checks so the gov doesn't go more in debt

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USABorn

Dec-01-13 1:53 PM

MrShaman - 7:15 AM

"What did Alexis de Tocqueville have to say, about countries who were ECSTATIC about going-to-WAR...without considering the long-term impact of financing that War (whether it be about oil, OR drugs)???"

De Tocqueville wrote about war, but not about financing that war.

His main thrust in writing was equality/inequality. He did mention liberal vs conservative A LOT and wrote,

"One also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom."

Which is what liberals are trying to do today with their CONSTANT harping on the rich paying their "fair share."

And Sham......no one in their right mind could be ecstatic about going to war, except possibly, those affected with the mental disease of liberalism.

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Shulski

Dec-01-13 1:56 PM

He's right, people should refuse to cash their refund checks so the gov could pay its debt. Sick of these entitled families getting $4,000 refund checks. And these*****rich think they're entitled to yachts, mansions, pedicures, coke habits and other amenitities the workers go without

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hopeforfuture

Dec-01-13 3:49 PM

Why should someone who does not work get a refund from the government??

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DavidBross

Dec-01-13 3:56 PM

Ben Franklin also worried about access to the public treasury. But, he worried about the public getting access. So, when both the public and elected officials have access, it is double the trouble. Makes you wonder if the Founding Fathers were on to something when they started out with very limited access to voting and even more limits when it came to whom they thought were eligible to run for office. Of course, that would make phrases like, "of the people, for the people, and by the people" a lot less inclusive than how we see them today.

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spike2

Dec-01-13 8:37 PM

Someone who does not work at all does not get a refund. This is why it is called "earned Income Credit". You can not file without a W-2. People on assistance can not file unless they had gainful employment within the calendar year and have at least one dependent.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-01-13 9:26 PM

"Have you seen "THE FOUNDERS BIBLE?" If not, check it out at [************]. I'm going to buy one for each of my kids and my granddaughter for their birthdays in 2014."--USABorn

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I did and it looks very nice; I am sure that children and grandchildren will all like it.

Hopefully David Barton does a good job of referencing and adhering to state constitutions, quotes and documents from early founders of the USA. He has access to lots of original documents and they are very insightful. As an analyst and commentator, I think that he overstates some of the Christian beliefs of some of these men.

BTW, you better check to see if they are not using the Jeffersonian Bible version where he used scissors to cut out the miracles and supernatural events that Jesus discussed or were attributed to him in the gospels. Jefferson liked Jesus as a teacher and morally good person but did not believe Jesus was divine. IMHO Barton overstates Jefferson's position.

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Shulski

Dec-01-13 9:30 PM

The EU now has a higher GDP than the USA.*****socialists and their universal healthcare.

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Shulski

Dec-01-13 9:32 PM

I'll have to check out that slave owner's bible Tex

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Shulski

Dec-01-13 9:36 PM

A CEO of a fortune 500 company, a tea party member and a unionized public school teacher are sitting at a table. There's a plate in the middle with a dozen cookies. The CEO grabs eleven cookies and sits back and says to the tea party member, "hey you better watch that union guy he wants a piece of your cookie". Astroturfing brought to you by Koch and Murdoch

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-02-13 6:19 AM

"I'll have to check out that slave owner's bible Tex"--Shulski

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The thought did cross through my mind when I made the comments but a minority portion were against slavery. All were opposed to being "slaves" of the king.

I surprised that no one made a comment that it doesn't include the King James Version of that era.

If you actually purchase one, you will have to let us know what you think. It looks like it may be a good "coffee table" book.

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MrShaman

Dec-02-13 8:33 AM

"Mr. Emick: You need to take a deep breath and relax--you knickers are all tied up in a knot. This country is not and will never go "bankrupt" but it's a scary word, huh? Total wealth in this country is about $125 trillion and growing fast. The Republican Tea Party propaganda wants people to believe the sky is falling." - DeanWormer

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Well since you are saying your money is now mine..." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Hmmmmmm...NOPE...DeanWormer never said that.

You should (probably) have that musty ol' aquifer (where you get your water) tested. It appears to be having a less-than-ideal impact on your cognitive-abilities.

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