Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I agree with just about everything you said. Why do people expect a politician to not act like a politician, though? I don't think many of us just
LOVE politicians. Yet we are constantly dismayed by them acting like politicians...
This is how they work, yes. They float ideas.
By the way, I have always supported a consumption tax.
I am against all taxation not specifically allowed for in the original constitution for the same reasons that taxes weren't allowed for in the
original constitution. It gives the Federal Government the power to grow itself without end and overstep the balances and checks placed on the various
branches of Federal, State and Local government.
The reality is that you like President Obama, and it's perfectally alright to like the President if you feel it's a wise thing to do.
Yet America because of it's democratic values has always prized dissent as much as it has prized acquiessence and sometimes dissent even more,
because it's all part of a critical process of debate designed to promote the sharing of the best ideas and reaching a concensus and a majority.
Too much of the political process has become dictatorial where people actually say assinine things like "He won get over it".
That's just retarded, the President isn't given a mandate to be a dictator because he won an election, he's given a mandate to lead and provide
direction, people are still free to follow or not follow based on their own personal oppinions and to dissent against bad ideas.
Some people want a regulating all powerful intrusive central government that negates constitutional protections, self determination and rewards some
people at other people's expense.
Some people don't...go figure.
The artful dodge is seldom done artfully in this day and age.
The Government has gotten way to big, the Framers and Founders would not approve, and the Constitution does not favor such things as a Federal Sin tax
and it didn't for good reason.
That's my oppinion and until the Government finishes crushing the last vestiges of Constitutional law I am still allowed to voice it, jut like yours.
Since you are in favor of a consumption tax, how about you pay the tax on what I consume, that way we will both be happy, but you will be the one