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Once again, we have a criticism of what someone believes to be a product of Ayn Rand's way of thinking from someone that has no idea about what s/he is talking about. This typically comes from strawman type arguments using false examples to show how "evil" her ideals are.
Truth be told, for anyone who has actually read her literature, like Atlas Shrugged for example, (and I do not mean briefly thumbing through some pages) one would be immediately able to identify that the examples provided by Hefficide essentially represent the villains in her story, not the heros.
originally posted by: babybunnies
Excellent, well thought out post.
What most Conservatives conveniently ignore is that fact that nearly EVERY Republican leaning state takes more from the Government than it puts back, while nearly every Democrat leaning state takes less from the Government than they pay back. Republicans across the board use more welfare, more food stamps, more Medicaid, more medicare, more social security than Democrats across the board.
All while whining and complaining about the "Takers".
And don't even get me started on the amount on taxpayer money corporations get from the Government. "Corporate Welfare" is alive and well in the United States, and abuse of the system is rampant.
I wrote a poem for a lady once.
She commented that I must be pretty smart.
I responded, "Pretty smart, yeah."
Then she asked, "If you're so smart then why aren't you rich?"
Yeah. I - I just don't even ---- What???
there are people in this world with illnesses that make them delusional and potentially dangerous to the remainder of the population. They aren't evil, profiteering criminals. They're just sick people.
Look at this as would a child,
trees from a farm
now in the wild.
Not only that but salmon too
from a hatchery
to somewhere new.
In a few years
a wonder to see
under a Christmas tree.
copyright 1998, used with permission
My state GETS Federal funding for mental health mind you. Tons of it. BUT the Governor and State legislators proudly and openly brag that Washington does NOT tell us what to do.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
Here is a current map of what parties hold the Governor in each state.
Here is a map of state and averaged local tax rates:
4 of 5 with the highest tax are red states and almost all states with no sales tax are blue.
Here is a map of Corporate Income Tax per state:
Here is a biased website but the map comes from taxfoundation.org and is dated Jan 15, 2015
The 7 Biggest Deadbeat States Who Mooch Off Taxpayers All Vote Republican
Here is another claiming the same thing:
GOP States Are The Most Dependent On Government
And for good measure a map showing attempted food sharing bans nationwide:
Here is another from this year that claims red take more than blue:
2015’s States Most & Least Dependent on the Federal Government
Here is a state interactive map showing the grades of education per state educationweek