Moving to Canada?

10/27/2008:

One Hoboken411 reader thought this political video parody of “another four years” of Republicans was funny:

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Redstorm
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Redstorm
Progressive tax is not the same thing…how about this joke…. From NRO…. Speaking in front of a huge audience at downtown rally, Barack Obama threw off a humorous line about John McCain’s accusation that the Obama tax plan is redistributionist: McCain has “called me a socialist for wanting to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans so we can finally give tax relief to the middle class,” Obama said. “I don’t know what’s next. By the end of the week he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten.” Ha ha. Only, in this passage Obama revealed precisely why he is vulnerable to such charges: he can’t seem to tell the difference between a gift and a theft. There is nothing remotely socialistic or communistic about sharing. If you have a toy that someone else wants, you have three choices in a free society. You can offer to trade it for something you value that is owned by the other. You can give the toy freely, as a sign of friendship or compassion. Or you can choose to do neither. Collectivism in all its forms is about taking away your choice. Whether you wish to or not, the government compels you to surrender the toy, which it then redistributes to someone that government officials deem to be a more worthy owner. It won’t even be someone you could ever know, in most cases. That’s what makes the political philosophy unjust… Read more »
Easy-E
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[quote comment=”115522″][quote comment=”115491″]What’s wrong with a blend of both?

Why is it so hard to understand that this is the reality of just about every major, modern, western society?

We’re not a pure capitalist society, I am not sure if we ever were. Judean Christian principals are pretty heavy on charity, caring for the poor, old, young and sick, last I checked, when the country was founded, people still believed in that.

What we have now is a “fuck you, I have mine” attitude.

You’re NEVER going to be rid of a handful of lazy people, who live in the shitty projects. So stop focusing on the pittance they get and be thankful that if you, or anyone you care about ever hit skid row, there’s a safety net to keep you from dying on the streets.

It’s not to say that things could be done more efficiently, that’s a whole other discussion.[/quote]

The U.S. is perhaps the most charitable people. But the key word there, Easy, is choice. People choose to give to charity, help a neighbor. But they’re not forced to forego the money they worked for. They don’t believe in government taking their money and giving it to who the government chooses to give it to. You see the difference, right?[/quote]

Death and Taxes MR.

You will pay taxes and someone else will benefit more, some less from it.

matt_72
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[quote comment=”115512″][quote comment=”115334″]As the founding fathers were leaving the Constitutional convention a man in the crowed asked,”What type of government did you give us?” Franklin answered, “A republic. If you can keep it”. Why are so many people willing to go out on 11/4 and vote to experiment with Socialism?[/quote]

You’re joking, right? If you consider a progressive tax code to be socialism, then you’ve spent your entire life living in a socialist nation.[/quote]

The tax code had most people paying taxes and paying all their own bills most of our lives. That isn’t the path we are heading down if Obama wins. His path heads towards socialized medical care and a minority of the population paying the tab for the cost of government (not to mention the cost of healthcare). I call that pretty socialistic.

MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”115491″]What’s wrong with a blend of both?

Why is it so hard to understand that this is the reality of just about every major, modern, western society?

We’re not a pure capitalist society, I am not sure if we ever were. Judean Christian principals are pretty heavy on charity, caring for the poor, old, young and sick, last I checked, when the country was founded, people still believed in that.

What we have now is a “fuck you, I have mine” attitude.

You’re NEVER going to be rid of a handful of lazy people, who live in the shitty projects. So stop focusing on the pittance they get and be thankful that if you, or anyone you care about ever hit skid row, there’s a safety net to keep you from dying on the streets.

It’s not to say that things could be done more efficiently, that’s a whole other discussion.[/quote]

The U.S. is perhaps the most charitable people. But the key word there, Easy, is choice. People choose to give to charity, help a neighbor. But they’re not forced to forego the money they worked for. They don’t believe in government taking their money and giving it to who the government chooses to give it to. You see the difference, right?

beamrider9
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beamrider9

[quote comment=”115334″]As the founding fathers were leaving the Constitutional convention a man in the crowed asked,”What type of government did you give us?” Franklin answered, “A republic. If you can keep it”. Why are so many people willing to go out on 11/4 and vote to experiment with Socialism?[/quote]

You’re joking, right? If you consider a progressive tax code to be socialism, then you’ve spent your entire life living in a socialist nation.

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