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Old 03-04-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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Is the OP ignorant or just disingenuous? The GOP feels entitled to other people's money as well. "Taking other people's money" is a price you pay to live in a civilized society. If you want anarchy move to Somalia. But taxes are a necessary evil to live in a first world country.
You contradicted yourself.
"Taking" without consent is theft and not civilized in the least.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Governments cannot, by their nature, create wealth on their own. They owe their existance and functionality from the tax payers. Its the tax payers that pay these salaries and its the taxpayers with whom you are truly bargaining with, it's their money. Surely you can understand the dissatisfaction and lack of support for public sector unions from us productive members of society who work and earn a living.


Why do Republicans like Michele Bachmann accept SOCIALIST! handouts like farm subsidies paid for with other people's money?
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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Why do Republicans like Michele Bachmann accept SOCIALIST! handouts like farm subsidies paid for with other people's money?
If she was a (D) you'd be ok with her taking a subsidy?
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Why do commodity speculators that add no value to feel entitled to other people's money. Why do businesses feel the same? I spend far more money in the private sector than I pay in taxes. How does a private electric utility justify 16 cent KWH electricity when government owned utilities charge half as much? How do the petroleum companies explain how $2.25 a gallon gasoline can cost $3.25 less than a year later?

My taxes do not bother me nearly as much as monopoly pricing by big business. I also object to government subsudies for the already wealthy like the arch conservative Bachmann living of a government farm payment.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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If she was a (D) you'd be ok with her taking a subsidy?
NOPE! I just mentioned her because the OP's lame attempt at making taking other people's money a Democratic thing is BS, both sides of the aisle LOVE taking other people's money to further their own agendas.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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NOPE! I just mentioned her because the OP's lame attempt at making taking other people's money a Democratic thing is BS, both sides of the aisle LOVE taking other people's money to further their own agendas.
I just feel like Democrats are usually the ones that support public sector unions so that's what this post referred to.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I just feel like Democrats are usually the ones that support public sector unions so that's what this post referred to.

But............................................

NOT ONE of those union contracts was signed by only one party. What I don't see is these alleged saviors of the country like Christie of NJ going after the parties that signed the other side of those contracts. Blaming unions is the easy way out, they take what they are given, the givers must share the blame.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It's all in the name of "social justice".
Progressive taxes, income and wealth redistribution and in some cases property redistribution.
In the end..you have "utopia" where everyone is equal and happy.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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You will never get a universal utopia. However without any taxes and regulation you can come pretty close to a utopia for the Aristocracy and a Hell for everyone else. Unless you are already a wealthy (enough money to live off your investments) aristocrat I do not understand why you should object to lower tax rates for the working class and higher rates for the moneyed aristocracy at the top.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Why have Republicans become so selfish that they cling to this mantra of "personal responsibility", which seems to be code for "Not bothering to help anyone else in this country?" I guess George W. Bush's idea of "compassionate conservatism" was either a joke or didn't go too far with his own party.
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