Post Number: 11469
|Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 04:37 pm: ||
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I believe we need more people like David Brooks to bridge the polarization that is paralyzing our political society.
Post Number: 7375
|Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 07:12 pm: ||
+1 to David Brooks. Most conservatives I know hate him.
Post Number: 7028
|Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 07:44 pm: ||
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.
Post Number: 2239
|Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 11:52 pm: ||
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.
Post Number: 7031
|Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 10:22 pm: ||
No, Mike, it is attitudes like Bob's that can only view tax as armed robbery.
Ever drive on German roads?