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Vote like the government has
its hand in your pocket,
because it does

Washington Examiner, by Cal Thomas

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/1/2014 6:16:47 AM

In real life when you find yourself paying more and getting less, you usually search for another product or service. With the federal government, it isn’t possible to take your business elsewhere unless you are prepared to give up your citizenship, as some have done. Such a drastic step is rejected by most of us because we still believe in the ideal that once was America, though not in the direction in which the country is currently headed. At the end of the year comes a letter from the person who prepares my taxes. He wants me to know about changes

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The problem is that the government is not content to just having its hands in your pocket looking for your wallet, its going to cop a cheap feel while its in there, then turn you over and shake you down for all your loose change.

Protect your Teabags!

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/1/2014 9:11:21 AM     (No. 9675252)

Government is DEFINED by groups of people with hands in your pocket!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/1/2014 9:27:31 AM     (No. 9675281)

The government HAS to have its hand in our pockets. It doesn´t produce anything. It never has. It can only scam off what we produce. The question is, how much will we feed the beast--and for what?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: web, 1/1/2014 1:03:26 PM     (No. 9675652)

Medieval serfs only had to give the lord of the manor a third of their output and they were considered slaves. Are we really as free and independent as we think we are? Only as long as you pay your taxes. Try not doing it for a few years and see where you end up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/1/2014 11:39:43 PM     (No. 9676184)

My aim when I vote is to Re-elect No One.

Washington is not suppose to be a permanent address.

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