The mind of lefty and other oddities. . . .

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    Understanding Liberals
    By Walter Williams
    May 18, 2011 / 14 Iyar, 5771
    Jewish World Report


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    A competing liberal implied assumption about the sources of income is that income is distributed, as in distribution of income. There might be a dealer of dollars. The reason why some people have more dollars than others is because the dollar dealer is a racist, a sexist, a multinationalist or a conservative. The only right thing to do, for those to whom the dollar dealer unfairly dealt too many dollars, is to give back their ill-gotten gains. If they refuse to do so, then it's the job of Congress to use their agents at the IRS to confiscate their ill-gotten gains and return them to their rightful owners. In a word, there must be a re-dealing of the dollars or what some people call income redistribution.​

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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    snore
     
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    The mind of rightie implies that if you give big business all the breaks and dismantle governmental oversight and protections, that Big business will play fair, be generous with their windfalls and feel a sense of obligation to the society that gave them all this power.

    How naive.
     
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    Lefty's rebuttal. *snore* Naïve. LOL!

    How ironic.
     
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    Yeah... because we can spot bullshit a mile away. At least I offered my take.
     
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    The true liberal believes that once the wealthy have gained complete power and there is nothing left for anyone else, then it is time to kill the truly wealthy, take whatever they have, and then start over.
     
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    Well, if that's what a "true Liberal" believes, then I guess I'm not a true liberal.

    I just want to see the quality of life to go back to when I was young... My parents paid their house off in 10 years, we had a new car every other year, there were yearly family vacations, and money to pay the bills and keep us kids fed properly. Oh yeah... the top tax rate when I was young? 71%. Bottom? 14%.

    And what do you know? Rich people were still rich... but the middle class lived much better. and the National Debt was under $1T($930B). Reaganomics fucked everything up... congratulations, GOP.
     
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    You left out the excerpt about the bands of liberals that are aborting babies and marrying gays in the darkness of night. That's a more cleverly written and believable excerpt.


    :lol:
     
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    Then no one’s a ‘liberal’ because no one believes that.
     
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    Jimmy Carter was a marvelous President, don't you agree?
     

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