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I´ll See Your Economic Collapse
and Raise You National Demise

American Thinker, by Selwyn Duke

Original Article

Posted By:steveW, 12/3/2012 2:14:10 AM

Being just weeks away from reaching our debt ceiling and with frightening talk about a fiscal cliff, there´s much sympathy in Washington for tax increases. Even conservatives are wavering. A few Republicans have dumped their anti-tax pledges, and former Nixon official-turned-actor Ben Stein favors taxing the wealthy. He says that we can´t cut our way to a balanced budget and insists that the revenue end must be addressed. But I have news for him: he´ll have a better chance finding Ferris Bueller on his day off than he will locating fiscal sanity through tax increases.

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If Democrats have such good intentions, why does their every action prove they do not?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/3/2012 3:45:57 AM     (No. 9045286)

What is it that ails the brains of these pro tax hike people - ? How is it they don´t understand how much the government spends every hour and that raising taxes is a mere drop in the bucket by comparison? It makes sense to leave some people with money enough to run businesses. The alternative is bleak.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 12/3/2012 3:56:33 AM     (No. 9045289)

This time, spending cuts first, tax increases at a later date...

Democrats historically lie about spending cuts, in exchange for tax increases.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/3/2012 4:29:43 AM     (No. 9045300)

If 100% of all discretionary spending were cut - that´s the whole military and every bureaucracy and agency, and all three branches and we were left with only paying for mandates and interest on our debt, we would STILL need to raise taxes.

Let that sink in.

Raising taxes and cutting spending don´t matter anymore. Tax everyone at 100% and cut 100% of spending and IT *STILL* WON´T BE ENOUGH!

See the problem?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/3/2012 5:57:34 AM     (No. 9045327)

This is by far the best article about the debt and goobermint spending.

The goobermint is like a gigantic black hole, sucking in every penny that gets near it, leaving the country destitute. Sort of like NY.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: redinabluestate, 12/3/2012 6:03:45 AM     (No. 9045332)

Ask George H.W. Bush how negotiating with democrats works out: his "read my lips" no new taxes pledge was broken when George Mitchell promised spending cuts if he raised taxes. the spending increased and cuts never happened, and the President wasn´t reelected.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: arkfamily, 12/3/2012 6:04:40 AM     (No. 9045333)

But it seems there is enough money to go to Hawaii for three weeks?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 12/3/2012 8:36:25 AM     (No. 9045529)

The author does a good job of assessing the proximate problem. As he points out there is no mathematical possibility of salvaging our economy through our existing political structure.

The obvious probability is that, one way or another, we are going to be faced with some form of economic collapse.

The collapse of the federal government resulting in a balkanization of the states is becoming a realistic possibility.

The question that he does not address is what then? The future of the US - and the free world - will depend upon how our enemies react as much as it depends upon how we do.

Will China or some other aspirant to be the new hegemon of the world decide to fill the void and elect to invade a weakened US?

Will the US military aid the progressives in subduing the american public for the benefit of the UN-centered global government that our president seems so enamored with?

Will military leaders see their oaths to support and defend the constitution as the constitution as written or as the inconvenient "charter of negative rights" as Mr. Obama regards it?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/3/2012 9:04:23 AM     (No. 9045593)

The Feds could always hand over Federal "power grab" land to the Chinese as partial payment for the debt. I would put nothing past the America-hating Leftist/Liberal/Progressives.

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