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Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11469
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You have to register to read articles from The New York Times, but it's free and without obligation: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/opinion/19brooks.html?src=me&ref=general

I believe we need more people like David Brooks to bridge the polarization that is paralyzing our political society.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7375
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

+1 to David Brooks. Most conservatives I know hate him.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7028
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 07:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It sounds all wonderful and that, but it could be argued that the smaller the government, the more control over taxation, which again sounds great, but in today's rabid anti any tax climate, it is the reason that the roads and schools are in such bad shape. Demagoguing against taxes is just too easy.
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 2239
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 11:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OMG Dan you are such a hoot! Yeah...it's the anti-tax climate that's the reason that our roads and schools are in such bad shape. It couldn't have anything to do with the money that gets diverted from the highway fund for pet projects or the money that is supposed to be for the schools that gets sent to the teachers union coffers instead, could it?

It's out of control spending, not anti tax. They just spend it all on stuff that it's not intended for.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7031
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, Mike, it is attitudes like Bob's that can only view tax as armed robbery.

Ever drive on German roads?

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