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America not paying its
fair share

Orange County Register [CA], by Mark Steyn

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Posted By:supersid, 11/30/2012 4:59:03 PM

Previously on "The Perils of Pauline": Last year, our plucky heroine, the wholesome apple-cheeked American republic, was trapped in an express elevator hurtling out of control toward the debt ceiling. Would she crash into it? Or would she make some miraculous escape? Yes! At the very last minute of her white-knuckle thrill ride to her rendezvous with destiny, she was rescued by Congress´ decision to set up... a Super Committee! Those who can, do. Those who can´t, form a committee. Those who really can´t, form a Super Committee – and then put John Kerry on it for good measure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: valinva, 11/30/2012 5:10:25 PM     (No. 9041930)

After reading this I am more convinced than every that we should go over the cliff. It is the only way that any spending cuts will ever happen. And when a greater number of working and tax paying Americans have skin in the game, they will not look so kindly at those who are the recipients of government largesse.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamus, 11/30/2012 5:12:43 PM     (No. 9041933)

No committee can survive having John Kerry as a member.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/30/2012 5:14:29 PM     (No. 9041935)

Mark Steyn is a clever talker and writer. Read his pieces here and listen to him on Rush when he visits. A great critic. But I keep waiting for him to come up with a solution or two. What he´d do to fix it. Still waiting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rubberneck, 11/30/2012 5:52:45 PM     (No. 9041980)

... the expiry of the deferment of the implementation of the adjustment of the correction of the extension of the reduction to the proposed increase of the Alternative Minimum Growth Sustainability Reduction Rate.

Bureaucrat-speak at its finest! (I see that stuff multiple times in my 1040 instructions every year.)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/30/2012 5:56:37 PM     (No. 9041985)

Let the Bush rates go, and go back fully to the Clinton rates. For every dollar in increased taxes from the rich, there will be 3 dollars from the low and middle income brackets. Let the Democrats blame the GOP. We´ll see how popular Obama and Reid are in 3 months. The investments in Green Energy and Education sound much better before $200 are taken out of your paycheck to pay for them. And way till they are then asked about a carbon tax.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/30/2012 5:58:13 PM     (No. 9041992)

End taxes on businesses, make America the tax haven of the World. We´ll grow our way out of this mess, which is the only way we have a chance of survival.
Ever visit Grand Cayman and wonder WHY there are hundreds of banks there?
democrats have made businesses the boogie men here..and that is wrong..business is the Goose that lays the golden eggs..strangle the goose, no more golden eggs.
Obama wants to kill the goose. Wake UP!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 11/30/2012 6:01:26 PM     (No. 9041996)

If you read to the end of his article he gave a suggestion for solutions.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spahrkl, 11/30/2012 6:01:33 PM     (No. 9041997)

"Your are a racist", and "your fair share"
are two of the most overworked phrases in the political world. Oh yes, there´s"let
me make this perfectly clear" and " the fact of the matter is....".

if you don´t have any money what is the fair share???

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 11/30/2012 6:10:34 PM     (No. 9042003)

I love the first part of the article setting the tone of these debates. They really do play as bad melodramatic serials. The solution is simple, modernize the tax code, privatize entitlements and cut the size of government. The problem is it´s no longer possible. We have a growing class of people who are addicted to government. We are the French.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/30/2012 6:17:06 PM     (No. 9042012)

Let`s have an AMT for the 47% who pay no federal taxes. Everyone should pay something, even if it is $100/yr.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/30/2012 6:47:41 PM     (No. 9042048)

Number Nine -

We are what we eat...
eating French fries nonstop...
supersized bodies...
supersized gummint.
The daily pig-out.

They say in France -
"Nostalgia isn´t what it used to be."
Neither, I´m afraid, is America.
Buh-Bye! (sorry - "au revoir!")

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dcomd, 11/30/2012 6:51:27 PM     (No. 9042058)

I say it´s time to fire on Ft. Sumpter again for a second war to free the enslaved: those of us who pay them and are, therefore, ´tax slaves´!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 11/30/2012 6:53:09 PM     (No. 9042062)

Fun read. Fun because of Mr. Steyn´s writing skills. He doesn´t tell us anything we don´t already know but he does tell it to us in such an entertaining way.
He certainly offers solutions - cut spending because there is not enough enough there to pay it down for more than a year or two.

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