…To tax each other. Typical GOP. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. The inimitable Mimi. Plus more.
Re: Daniel J. Flynn’s The Tentacles of Taxachusetts:
No, Mr. Flynn, I beg to differ with you on your first point.
“Hard times” don’t breed harebrained schemes. Electing intellectual lightweights with a poorly thought-out agenda, little or no contact with either reality or their constituents, little acquaintance with the truth, little respect for people who work hard to earn a living and pay their taxes, big booming voices, big immaculate hairdos, really big and frightening artificial smiles, and virtually no respect for the Constitution — probably due to not having read it — breeds harebrained schemes.
[Except for Nancy Pelosi, who does not have a big booming voice
due to gender differences, but makes up for that by scoring
markedly higher in all of the other qualifications named.]
— A. C. Santore
The next great tax will come once the government hijacks medical care. It will be very simple. Since the government will control healthcare, Barney Frank will decide that his finance committee controls that aspect of health care. He will decide the 30% tax increase levied to pay for our newly mediocre health care is insufficient, he will mandate the implanting of a small flow meter in every American. Those who refuse will be barred from even the most rudimentary medical care and those who comply will pay a $3.00 tax on each urination.
Congress will, of course, be exempt from this tax because they
are the first American royalty. Congress will also be exempt from
government run health care as well.
— Jay Molyneaux
Mr. Flynn is completely correct that cross jurisdictional taxation is un-Constitutional.
If only we still had a Constitution….
— Martin Owens
SO OUT OF CHARACTER
Re: Philip Klein’s Republicans Dithering on Health Care:
Republicans dithering? I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you. After all the decisive and inspiring leadership we’ve seen on a broad spectrum of issues from the current Republican “leadership,” I just find this hard to believe.
The sheeple of this country have swallowed, hook, line and sinker, the absurd notion that by giving the federal government control over our health care system, health care is going to be made more affordable and more accessible. Now that that premise is accepted wisdom, all other “discussion” about the details of that government control is simply re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Federal government control over the health care decisions that used to be made between you and your health care provider is coming — and very soon. Once in place, it can never, ever, be removed.
Do you like the service that you get at your local post office or
license bureau? Well, it’s coming soon to a hospital or doctor’s
office near you. Enjoy!
— Keith Kunzler
GIVE ME MARRIAGE EQUALITY, OR GIVE ME
Re: David N. Bass’s Don’t Divorce the Marriage Issue:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?