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Why America is Failing – ‘The Confederacy of Takers’

Most us us know we are all in this together. It’s really not even a matter of being patriotic.

It’s a matter of being a human being.

But some and a growing number in our extreme partisian politics of today harken back to the ‘good old days’, survival of the fittest, their ‘special knowledge’ of the Constitution.

‘President Obama’s opponents have unwittingly come up with a brilliant plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” They want to secede from the union’.

‘If Obama were serious about being a good steward of the nation’s finances, he’d let them’.

‘A large number of patriotic Americans, mostly from states won by Mitt Romney last week, have petitioned the White House to let them secede’.

‘They should be careful about what they wish for’.

‘Red states receive, on average, far more from the federal government in expenditures than they pay in taxes’.

‘The balance is the opposite in blue states. The secession petitions, therefore, give the opportunity to create what would be, in a fiscal sense, a far more perfect union’.

‘Among those states with large numbers of petitioners asking out’:

‘Louisiana (more than 28,000 signatures at midday Tuesday), which gets about $1.45 in federal largess for every $1 it pays in taxes’;

‘Alabama (more than 20,000 signatures), which takes $1.71 for every $1 it puts in’;

‘South Carolina (26,000), which takes $1.38 for its dollar’;

‘and Missouri (22,000), which takes $1.29 for its dollar’.

‘What would be left is a Confederacy of Takers, including relatively poor states such as Alaska, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi’.

‘But once the handout states left the union (and took with them a proportionate share of the federal debt), the rest of the country could enjoy lower taxes and the high level of government service typical of the Northeast, the Great Lakes and the West Coast’.

‘Yet would-be rebels from the red states should keep in mind during the coming budget battle that those who are most ardent about cutting government spending tend to come from parts of the country that most rely on it’.
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Why America is Failing – ‘Corporations Calling To ‘Fix The Debt’ Want $134 Billion In Tax Breaks’

Because they’re the ‘job creators’.

‘Ahead of negotiations over the so-called “fiscal cliff” and what
promises to be another fight over raising the debt ceiling, 63 CEOs
representing the largest U.S. corporations, including several Wall
Street firms, launched a campaign to supposedly “fix the debt.”

‘However, this campaign calls for additional corporate tax cuts by
switching the U.S. to what’s known as a “territorial” corporate tax
system, along the lines of that proposed by Mitt Romney’.

‘A territorial tax system actually rewards businesses that offshore
jobs and investments’.

‘According to a report by Institute for Policy Studies, the
corporations involved could gain up to $134 billion in windfalls if
Congress approves such a system, which exempts foreign earnings
from the U.S. corporate income tax’:

– ‘The 63 companies that are publicly held could gain up to $134
billion in windfalls. The biggest potential winner is General
Electric, which would earn $35.7 billion on its overseas earnings
of $102 billion’.

‘Corporate tax rates are already at a 40-year low of just 12.1
percent. Revenue from corporate taxes has plunged, despite a
60-year high in corporate profits’.
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What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘Arizona Republicans Sue To Block Ballots In Latino Precinct’

Latinos – we caring Republicans want your vote but of course not the ones voting Democrat.

See how much we care?

After spending a week listening to the top Republican leaders and the right wing media say ‘Oh yes, we need to reach out to the Latinos for their vote’ come this.

‘Backed by two high-powered lawyers, a supporter of Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to get election authorities to halt counting of provisional ballots from a heavily Latino area of the state’s Cochise County’.
‘The suit could be pivotal as McSally is trying to unseat Rep. Ron Barber (D) in southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. At last count, McSally was trailing Barber by just 512 votes, but the lead had changed hands multiple times since election night’.

‘Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly reported that Barber campaign manager Jessica Floyd called the lawsuit an “active attempt by Martha McSally’s attorneys to disenfranchise voters in Cochise County.”

‘Eric H. Spencer and Michael Liburdi of the Snell and Wilmer law firm filed the suit in Cochise County Court on behalf of McSally supporter William J. Odle. They argued that 130 provisional ballots shouldn’t be counted because they “were not sealed, as required, when they were transported from the Castro Park, Ramsey and Hopi Precinct polling locations to the Cochise County Elections Department and Recorder’s Office.” The lawyers said 96 of the provisional ballots came from Castro Park, a heavily Latino precinct that leans Democratic’.

‘National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Daniel Scarpinato told the Tucson Weekly that NRCC officials believe “every voter has the right to an election that is free of fraud and ballot tampering.”

‘Update: The Tucson Weekly reported late Tuesday the campaigns reached a compromise to let the counting continue, but the votes may be challenged in the future’.
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Why America is Failing – ‘Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek To Arrest Officials Who Implement Obamacare’

Washington State was one of the States where our Attorney General filed suit to block Obamacare.

He ran for Governor this year.

And he lost.

‘As the Journal Sentinel reports, the nine lawmakers who say they would back such a bill remain unconvinced of the health law’s constitutionality’:

Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from Wisconsin who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to declare Obamacare illegal and allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that it passes constitutional muster’.

‘The Campaign for Liberty promotes a “tenther” vision of the Constitution that would allow conservative states to reject federal laws they disagree with’.

‘Nine state lawmakers in Wisconsin are hoping to ensure that President Obama’s health reform law won’t ever be implemented in their state. The group of Tea Party-affiliated Republicans is backing a bill that would arrest any federal officials who attempt to implement Obamacare in Wisconsin’.

‘The state officials responded to a survey from the right-wing advocacy group Campaign for Liberty to confirm they would support “legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare.”
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Why America is Failing – ‘W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede’

That headline is from the Weekly Standard, a (cough) ‘Conservative’ paper.

‘Conservative’ meaning the freaks on the fringe.

The petition is NOT a White House petition but instead like all of the other petitions, is on the White House site ‘We The People’ where anyone can set up petitions :

Until the rank and file Republicans and Conservatives stand up to this type of lying media that distorts the real World, the Republican / Conservative ‘base’ will be stirred up and THEY will determine who leads and how they will lead.


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