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FreddyKnuckles
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« Reply #400 on: Dec 04, 2011, 02:24:29 PM »

Also, his support base is definitely the Glib, Entitled White College Dude Wing of the GOP, and fuck that; I'd rather have the rednecks in charge

I dont know dog, RP definitely regularly wins the Montana straw poll.
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jebreject
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« Reply #401 on: Dec 04, 2011, 08:45:14 PM »

 
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Babar
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« Reply #402 on: Dec 04, 2011, 08:49:48 PM »

Also, his support base is definitely the Glib, Entitled White College Dude Wing of the GOP, and fuck that; I'd rather have the rednecks in charge

the entitled white college dude might be educated and actually know economics while the rednecks base their world view on an old outdated book.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #403 on: Dec 04, 2011, 08:55:51 PM »

I'm guessing even most rednecks could grasp the fact that desegregation didn't happen independent of legislation and policy decisions
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jebreject
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« Reply #404 on: Dec 04, 2011, 09:14:57 PM »

Lower taxes don't actually grow the economy.
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Dick
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« Reply #405 on: Dec 04, 2011, 09:46:41 PM »

What in the shit is going on in here.
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #406 on: Dec 04, 2011, 09:52:46 PM »

I'm starting to wonder if the anarcho-capitalist penchant to point to medieval Iceland as an exemplar might go both ways...
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Babar
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« Reply #407 on: Dec 04, 2011, 10:23:24 PM »

This doesn't have to end our internet friendship or anything but my basic political philosophy is less government intervention and more individual liberty and a fortunate result of that is lower taxes. I don't really follow American politics but, with a shallow examination, RP seems to advocate that so I don't think he's crazy. Now of course, preferably there wouldn't be a two-party system where it's either that or the other or you throw your vote away. What I would do is probably throw my vote away towards someone I agree with the most.
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #408 on: Dec 04, 2011, 11:30:44 PM »

There's more to policy than tax rates and the number of governmental agencies, you know. Paul doesn't seem to.
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Antero
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« Reply #409 on: Dec 05, 2011, 12:51:04 AM »

Lower taxes don't actually grow the economy.
Yeah, very little of modern libertarianism has any genuine empirical support.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #410 on: Dec 05, 2011, 08:50:31 AM »

What Paul's said on the subject is that he would like to eliminate the progressive income tax (and, really, as a libertarian, he just wants to do this out of principle; any macroeconomic benefits he might claim are after-the-fact rationalizations).

Ideally he'd like to replace it with a broad schema of protectionist trade tariffs and taxes. Those may or may not be a good idea, depending on the specifics, but we'd definitely be paying a bunch of WTO fines, and right now exports is one of our economy's few growth areas, sooo.

Lacking the political will for that, he'd implement some version of the FAIR tax. Which means he ain't really want to lower taxes for anyone except the rich.

Which puts him about with the other GOP candidates, but when you view this alongside his proposals to go back on the gold standard (an absolutely insane idea that would result in recession at best, global superapocalypse at worst), and eliminate the Fed (which may or may not be a good idea long-term, depending on how it's done, and who gets the Fed's power, but would certainly cause absolute chaos near-term)... yeah, I mean, the fact that I could marry a dude and smoke a joint isn't going to be much solace when I'm spending my days searching landfills for scraps and hiding from roving rape-gangs
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #411 on: Dec 05, 2011, 09:00:32 AM »

At least you'll have the CHOICE to eat scraps! No FDA commissar standing athwart your liberty, truncheon in hand.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #412 on: Dec 05, 2011, 09:11:59 AM »

Have I ever mentioned here how I went to high school with this chick?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiKh9Ko3mw4

I liked her better when she sang Catholic hymns
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #413 on: Dec 05, 2011, 09:46:05 AM »

I... uh. Uh.
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Antero
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« Reply #414 on: Dec 05, 2011, 02:06:25 PM »

At least you'll have the CHOICE to eat scraps! No FDA commissar standing athwart your liberty, truncheon in hand.
Rich and poor alike will have the freedom to choose to eat scraps and hide from roving rape-gangs.
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jebreject
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« Reply #415 on: Dec 05, 2011, 07:01:08 PM »

What in the shit is going on in here.

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Trousers and Pat
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« Reply #416 on: Dec 08, 2011, 05:13:35 AM »

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« Reply #417 on: Dec 08, 2011, 05:26:37 AM »

Thumbs up!
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« Reply #418 on: Dec 08, 2011, 08:19:05 AM »

A-mazing
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« Reply #419 on: Dec 08, 2011, 03:11:52 PM »

Duuuude. Lovin' the Ru Paul sign.

Anybody in a place that has access to the Svenska Dagbladet?  I was just interviewed on the street by a nice fellow from that paper.  Should be in it some time in the next couple of days.  Just a quick thing about how Americans feel about the terrible job our government is doing.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #420 on: Dec 08, 2011, 03:12:55 PM »

Traitor, TRAITOR
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RoyBiggins
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« Reply #421 on: Dec 08, 2011, 03:26:03 PM »

I'd rather be a traitor than a class traitor?


It doesn't sound as much like a burn when you're in Ohio.
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« Reply #422 on: Dec 08, 2011, 03:32:02 PM »

Anybody in a place that has access to the Svenska Dagbladet?  I was just interviewed on the street by a nice fellow from that paper.  Should be in it some time in the next couple of days.  Just a quick thing about how Americans feel about the terrible job our government is doing.

If I was on speaking terms with my mother, a crazy Swede, I'd could get one pretty easily.

As it is, I'd have to contact one of her relatives in the old country myself. But I owe one of them a call - and he's generous about stuff like this. Want to just update this post when you know the date?
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #423 on: Dec 08, 2011, 04:43:22 PM »

Holy shit, can't believe someone finally blew the lid off the Obama/Illuminati connection.  Brave men.
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« Reply #424 on: Dec 08, 2011, 05:59:50 PM »

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Like I say about the White House, ‘You’ve built this house of shame.’ Everybody looked up at the White House and America and now I think it’s like a house of shame.
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