Originally posted by Indigo5
No...this country is not dying...it is recovering...the Republican party is dying, .....Chris Christie just called them "Disgusting" and
"Shameful"...America is getting better every time an Ayn Rand fanatic or someone whose idea of small government is telling people who they can marry
etc. etc. is voted out of office.
Seems you didn't learn from my earlier instruction in a different thread about red-herrings and straw-men. What does the later part of your statement
above have to do with anything Neo stated; well, except your desire to paint all those who don't think like you to be evil and "fanatical".
Right Wing fanatics just imagine America in decline...cuz thier corrupt worldview of America is dying.
And vice-versa but you are so steeped in your partisanship you cannot see it otherwise. Extreme political views on both ends of the spectrum create
threads like these that are nothing more than a rah-rah moment for who ever creates them. In essence, it pushing no ideas, solves no problems and is
a cesspool of partisan bickering.
Do you ever stop to think, why do these people, who probably don't make it into the "5%", cheer for them? Defend them? But then there are others,
who absolutely lambast them and call them greedy? I think it is time for some of you to look in the mirror and realize you have deep envy in your
hearts and you want what they have and at this moment, you have a president in office hell-bent to provide that dream for you. Their world-view isn't
dying, your view through those rose colored glasses you call progressivism has you so locked in your view that you cannot see the following about
$2.9 trillion in tax revenue
$3.6 trillion in spending (not including interest on our debt)
It is unsustainable and it isn't a "revenue" problem, it isn't a "5%'er" problem, it is an out of control government playing monopoly with you and I
as the pieces. If it takes upwards of $3.0 trillion of our money to fund the valid functions of government then something is terribly wrong with that
government. I highly doubt this will have an effect on many of you here because you all think its some "rich" bastard out there conniving and
wringing their hands while sinisterly laughing thinking of ways to screw you over. Get over your narcissistic selves, drop the victim attitude and do
something about it.
Here is some perspective for you to understand where I come from. My wife and I pull in approximately $75,000 gross. Net is a different story. My
sister and her husband pull in $275,000 a year, labeled "rich" and are getting skewered by this government. But to you, I should eye her with
disdain, she is a 5%! She has no right to speak right? Just use her for a cash cow so you can feel good you got an extra $40 bucks in "tax
credits".......yes, this nation is dying.
edit on 2-1-2013 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)