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photo What Libertarians are Saying vs. What Retards Think it Means.

What Libertarians are Saying vs. What Retards Think it Means.

3 years ago

May 23, 2011
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link Onward and Upward: heyjk: So with all the tax increase talk, what’s the point of working...

mindbabies:

heyjk:

So with all the tax increase talk, what’s the point of working hard to get rich any more? I mean really, what’s the incentive?

I hate this argument. What is the motivation behind it? The success and sense of accomplishment perhaps? I don’t f-ing know. I don’t really care either…

I do volunteer work for a sense of accomplishment. I work my ass off for money.
And I DO really care…

It’s not like everyone works and tries equally and then you magically end up in one of these classes of society. For me personally, I’m working hard to some day have enough money to retire on and live well. But why have I toiled for the last 10 years, and will for another 30 years (or more), only to be told that I can live just fine with whatever I have, and it’s totally okay that 40% of my income needs to support others who might not have had that commitment to hard work their whole lives?

I know salaries like 250k sound crazy, and it’s easy to say, “They have plenty of money, screw them for complaining about taxes!”

But it’s not about actual dollar values, it’s about percentages. You can Google the latest figures, but it’s something like the top 2% that pay the majority of our taxes, and the Rich and Super Rich already pay a far disproportionate percentage of their income to the government.

You clearly agree that we have a system that discourages getting ahead and earning money. Because the more you earn, the more the government takes. And you’re fine with that.

Are you working for just a sense of accomplishment, or does the money you make matter to you?

3 years ago

April 15, 2011
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link Escalating Cost of Oil

My advice: Build a new US economy around electric cars. Charge ahead without oil.

(Source: Guardian)

3 years ago

February 9, 2011
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President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

3 years ago

January 20, 2011
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Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington, as envisioned by NMA

3 years ago

January 18, 2011
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The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.

It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills.

It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.

Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’

Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

— Then-Senator Obama, on the proposed Debt Limit increase, on March 20, 2006.

(Source: nationalreview.com)

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The growth of 200 countries over 200 years, animated and explained by Hans Rosling.

(Source: youtube.com)

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, on the recent ruling against Obamacare, and the unusual direct appeal of the case to the Supreme Court for final ruling. 

(He wants to jump right to the highest court, citing Supreme Court rule 11, allowing direct appeals in certain special situations.)

Original article here.

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It’s a crisis like nothing we’ve seen since the Civil War. The tax package has disappointed the people. Unemployment is high. We’re on a collision course with our own ineptitude. The greatness of the country is at risk. Bloomberg is right about that.
— Political conultant Hank Sheinkopf, in this NBC New York article, on NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent speech denouncing basically the entire US government for mis-handling the economic crisis.

3 years ago

December 10, 2010
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He was executive vice president for law and policy at Fannie Mae, leaving in 2005 after its regulator, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, found Fannie Mae broke accounting rules and improperly deferred expenses to meet an earnings target that triggered the maximum bonuses for company executives.

Background information on Obama’s new National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon.

(Quoted from today’s Bloomberg article by Roger Runningen)

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Ronald Reagan’s televised address, during the 1964 campaign for Barry Goldwater. Amazingly, his point is just as meaningful and true more than 45 years later.

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What you hear from the Obama administration is, “We’re helpless, our programs aren’t working.” What you hear from Congress is, “we don’t know what to do so we’re going to do nothing.”
Bruce Marks, Chief Executive of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (a nonprofit working around the clock for five days in Palm Beach, FL to help as many as 20,000 underwater homeowners attempt to stay in their homes through mortgage modifications.)
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If we think of a Bush cabinet official sending an e-mail to civil servants asking them to attend a Glenn Beck rally, there would be a lot of outrage over that.
— David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute (on Education Secretary Arne Duncan sending an email to over 4,000 government employees, encouraging them to attend Rev. Al Sharpton’s counter-Beck rally this past weekend.)
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link The Cycle is Complete: GM Makes Political Donations

The government is officially on auto-feed.

General Motors, now SIXTY PERCENT owned by the US government, has resumed making political donations, to the tune of about $41,000 so far.

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Can the government do whatever it wants?

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