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Why Should Anyone Believe Liberalism Works?

Original post made by Steve, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2010

Evaluate for yourselves, the most liberal cities in America vs. the most conservative.

Look at the end results.

Here is a revealing article >>> Web Link

(And Calif wants us to consider electing the former mayor of one of the example "most liberal cities" as our Governor (again)!)

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Posted by Atticus
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Oct 3, 2010 at 9:34 am

Mostly because people understand that Republican presidents are overwhelmingly responsible for increasing the national deficit and that it took a liberal--namely Bill Clinton--to get the budget under control.

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Posted by Atticus
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Oct 3, 2010 at 9:48 am

Unless you meant social liberalism, in which case it's because the liberals were on the right side of emancipation, women's suffrage, civil rights, child labor laws, and other progressive issues that have consistently reaffirmed American values of independence and equality.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

Your Monica Lewinsky-like attraction to Clinton is breathtaking.

If Clinton's plans for Hillarycare were not stopped by a republican congress, his government spending would have been thru the roof.

This, plus his REFUSAL to acknowledge that Islam had declared WAR on America...thus chosing not to protect America, contrary to his oath of office, led largely to his lower level of govt spending.

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Posted by Atticus
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Oct 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

Mentioning the fact that he left with a budget surplus makes me Monica Lewinsky?

I guess I should have known better than to try to reason with someone who links to a site called AngryWhiteMan. Lesson learned.

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Posted by WebLink
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2010 at 10:39 am

Links mean nothing, Steve. Don't you know you can find anything on the internet? It's unregulated just like Somalia: You know that place with no government and roaming bands of thugs in pickup trucks. By the way Steve's weblink could just as well be posted by a group of Al Qaeda operatives stationed in Yemen.

Anyway here's a nice link on the Tea Party worth reading: NY Times. It's an editorial so it isn't as "factual" as Steve's weblink (but it's frighteningly revealing): Web Link

For all we know Steve is probably a paid for operative of United Healthcare. Tax breaks for big oil and folks that make over $250,000 are no problem but the deficit (caused by 8 years of free-spending Republicans) are no problem.

Or are the tea party fringe part of one of those great plagues that are to descend on us at the end of times (locusts are next, or are they the intellectual locusts of our time).

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 3, 2010 at 10:58 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Yay Somalia! My favorite place of a wholly free market capitalism!

Here's another link about the Tea Party: Web Link

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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Life would be so much simpler with a flat tax, or better yet a national sales tax. The national sales tax covers everyone and everyone should be happy. The rich will pay more in taxes because they (in general) consume more. Those who are poor pay little in taxes because they would not be buying expensive cars and boats and things. People who wish to save their money would not pay taxes on it, so everyone could choose to save or consume and taxes would be based on that. Government income would increase at the rate of inflation, so the services they provide should be consistent. (of course there has to be an iron-clad way to ensure that the rate is never increased).

But then again, this would mean a very large reduction in IRS employees, most of whom would be qualified to do little else, so unemployment may be a minor blip.

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Posted by Atticus
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Oct 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

A flat tax would be a great idea! If it works for Albania, Kyrgyzstan and Slovakia, it's got to be good for the USA!

Here's an easy 10-step plan to provide the "iron-clad way" to ensure the government's spending rate is never increased:

1. never get attacked
2. never have hurricanes, floods, droughts, etc.
3. cut off all humanitarian aid to everything
4. tell businesses to never fail
5. at age 30, all US citizens must report to Carousel for "renewal." A budget must be worked out for Sandmen to enforce this, of course.
6. set the unemployment rate instead of allowing it to vary
7. corner and control all markets to avoid fluctuations
8. eradicate all diseases
9. outlaw inflation
10. avoid all capital improvement in all government-related work

See? Simple!

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Posted by Really STEVE?
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 3, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Another article from your Angry White Male site:

O shama lama at the end of Ramacdan, that is! Greetings filthy infidels! Angry White Imam has big news for the infidel world! But first, the Imam wants to once again encourage all Muslim brothers to enroll for the Masters of IED program to be taught in the Ground Zero Mosque University! It will be a blast! Woo-hoo-hoooocjust a little jihad humor for you sons and daughters of apes and pigs!

OK, time for the big news my infidel dog friends! Minister Obama bin Laden (oopscI meant to say Osama!) will run for the United States Great Satanic Congress in 2012! Minister bin Laden (may a larger cave be upon him soon) has written a letter to Minister Obama and Speaker Nancisha Pelosi. The Angry White Imam is pleased to announce this important breaking news to the infidel world. Here is Minister bin Ladenfs letter:

Dear American Infidel Dog Leaders (do not be of concern Minister Obama, OBL can keep a secret):

I have been spending a lot of time in my cave thinking about your Satanic country, the United States of Infidels. I have been watching Minister Obamafs (may Karl Marx be upon himcnot literally or heads will roll!) and Nancisha Pelosifs swift and sure destruction of the Great Satan in such a short time and I must say, I like the way you do bidness!

Your destruction of the Satanic dollar while amassing trillions in borrowed funds from those little yellow infidels is greater than 1000 9/11Œs! Destroying the banking, financial, insurance, industrial and healthcare systems makes Allah weep tears of joy. That infidel poofter Barney Frank will have every American living in caves themselves within a few years! Brilliant!

So I said to myself, why am I fighting the Democrats? Why am I dodging Predator missiles? You blow up my cave, I blow up your buildingscwe call it even! Together we can fully concentrate our efforts on destroying the Great Satan and installing sharia law more rapidly than Minister Obama originally envisioned!

Today, I released a video condemning global warming. While this global warming is infidel camel sh*t, I wanted to throw Minister Obama a bone to prove my loyalty to the infidel Democrat party. Anything to help destroy the enemy! Global warmingcthatfs a good one! You infidels, I have to give it to youcyou can sure come up with some idiotic non-sense! And where did you find that perverted sex-poodle Al Gore?

So what do you say? Together, we can more rapidly fulfill the domination of Islam over the West. Together, we can pass your communist legislation that will fully strip the working of their wealth and possessions. Together, we can move every American job overseas and cut off all energy. Together, we can outlaw that Satanic Angry White Dude. I hate that guy! Then the domination of Islam over the Great Satan will be complete. Then I can behead you all.

The Angry White Imam doesnft know about you infidels but the Imam shed a tear reading that. The Imam loves him some Osama bin Laden!

The Imam doesnft care what you Satanic creatures think but this is a brilliant idea! The Democrats and Al Qaeda have been doing Allahfs work for many years now! It is time to  do you sayccome out of the burqa now! Minister Obama with Minister Osama. Ah yesc..thatfs the ticketcfor 2012! All we have to do is get rid of the idiotic Joe Bidenc.wait..the immoral dog Clintons are doing that! Then it will be Obama/Osama in 2012 Shama Lama! Then once Minister Obama wins in 2012 with Minister Osama, Ifm sure Minister Obama might have a little shaving accidentcif you know what I mean! Then itfs President Osama bin Laden! Sharia and change, baby!

So with that great announcement on the Islamic future of the Great Satan, the Imam will leave you with the celebratory 2012 dance of President Obama and Vice President Osamacthe Dance of 1000 Imams! Shama lama ding dong!

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