November 26, 2012

The irony of indignancy

Sure, we’ll break our pledge. I mean, you can’t actually expect us to be purists when the FISCAL CLIFF is looming.  Some of us Care About the Country!  Don’t you, Hobbits?

Besides, what are we going to do, cut our own spending, or take on big ticket entitlements?  When all we have to do instead is side with the Democrats and come out for the economic patriotism of demanding “the rich” pay “their fair share”?  Right.  Like we have the balls for that.  Face it:  You fucked up, you trusted us!

And now all your “revenue” are belong to us!

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:09pm
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Comments (46)

  1. has coward McCain jumped on board the Saxby Chambliss tax wagon yet?

  2. oh yes it’s at the link

    that didn’t take long

  3. McCain told host Chris Wallace that while he was strictly against raising marginal tax rates, “[W]e can close a lot of loopholes.” He identified the deduction on charitable giving and the home-mortgage deduction, specifically.

    What a sweetheart.

  4. he spent the weekend sucking Susan Rice’s cock on tv is what cnn said this morning

  5. Remember Obama didn’t win by being the government Santa but if you don’t do as he does than you are the Grinch.

  6. Not one red cent more.

    These bastages are like your deadbeat brother-in-law who spends every available dime on whichever mind-altering drug he can get his hands on and keeps dunning you for more more MORE!

    Even the stupidest redneck in the trailerpark knows to cut him off: why doesn’t Congress?

    Prolly this. Yay us.

  7. Weepy, et al, dread being blamed for the fiscal cliff and its consequences — as if there were a way to avoid being blamed.

    Tomorrow the sun could rise on a world where unicorn farts really do power everything, and imagination alone is all it takes to create utopia — and Weepy and the Republicans would be blamed for the embarrassment suffered by all those farting unicorns.

    I say, if you’re going to blamed anyway, slaughter the fucking unicorns and use their horns to pick the dogshit out of your shoes.

  8. That’s where we are now, with a capital city that looks more and more like that of an imperial power where courtiers and influence-peddlers abound. Want to do something about it? Don’t secede. Return to the Constitution.

    It’s an old stunt, the “democrat” central power of an alliance demanding ever more tribute for “protecting” the interests of the group (goes the claim) while only forgetting the interests of the outliers and seeing to its own interests first and foremost. “Pay us,” goes the demand. “For ever less good it’ll do you,” goes unsaid.

    So did Athens kick off the Peloponnesian War, by just such an over-reach. Didn’t end well for the Athenians, is all. But nor did it end well for anyone else.

  9. I get it. I mean, they’re constantly being told that they’re saving the country by raising taxes, because then we can “afford” to do good, why not be country destroying bastards?

  10. Even the stupidest redneck in the trailerpark knows to cut him off: why doesn’t Congress?

    The redneck is retaining his money. It’s not the Congress doesn’t know, it’s that they don’t care.

  11. Tax boycott.

    They can’t jail everybody.

  12. I bought an extra powerball ticket. That’s my retirement plan.

  13. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

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  15. That’s where we are now, with a capital city that looks more and more like that of an imperial power where courtiers and influence-peddlers abound. Want to do something about it? Don’t secede. Return to the Constitution.

    Rather a weak finish to an otherwise great article I thought. I mean, I agree with the sentiment, I want to restore the constitution rather than abandon it, but that isn’t really what the secessionists have in mind. As he outlined earlier in the piece,

    Under the original Constitutional plan, the federal government’s powers were to be few, and mostly concerned with external relations. Under those circumstances, the risk of corruption was comparatively low. Nearly all regulation would come from state governments.

    and while a state seceding on it’s own would be hopeless, 28 states could tell DC to go screw, and form a new federal authority under our US constitution.

    It’s actually the ONLY way it COULD happen, IMHO. Alas, too few see where we are, and think playing the same game one more time still has a chance.

  16. 24%. That’s the percentage of GDP the federal government is now spending. Get it back to 19% and then we can talk revenue.

  17. Soon enough it will be the irony of indigency.

  18. Don’t secede. Return to the Constitution

    Oh hey, maybe we should look into that.

  19. They’re going to go along with their reindeer games, just like always.

    Me, I don’t want to play anymore.

  20. When Longshanks accused William Wallace of treason Wallace denied it, insisting that since he — a Scot — had never sworn allegiance to an English king, he could not commit treason against one.

    My allegiance is to a Constitution that limits the power of the federal government. Treason there is, but I didn’t commit it.

  21. Considering how that story played out that may not be the best example, McGehee…

  22. Well said, McGehee.

  23. The pioneers take the arrows, BMoe.

  24. I dunno. I think maybe the dems are the ones sacking York.

  25. Well said, McGehee.

    Ditto

  26. Thinking about Edward I, William Wallace and then drifting a bit, which Roman Emperor does Caesar Obama most remind you of?

  27. He’s more like Commodus .

  28. Charles, Nero, of course.

    Obama is not smart enough to be Caligula and nominate his horse to the Senate. Although, people have elected several Senators that are a horses ass.

  29. Arrows I can handle, its the disemboweling, drawn and quartered business that makes me a little less certain of my convictions.

    Just sayin’…

  30. Don’t secede. Return to the Constitution.

    The metaphorical Rubicon has already been crossed with the latter. I’ll take secession.

  31. I hear ya. We may have to circle the wagons.

  32. “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    —-Sir Winston Churchill

  33. I think we need to get past this quaint outdated idea that we are individuals endowed by some unexplicable force with… anything
    Nope
    We are either revenue generating units or revenue receiving units. Revenue generating units will be beaten until they can produce enough to satiate the receiving units.
    Oh wait… maybe the revenue generators will opt to be receivers… don’t wait to be the last wave of those though. By then they will have maybe figured it out and will be looking to blame the last man standing

  34. There are always more takers than makers. It’s time to dump the takers out of their hammocks.

  35. All those smart Ivy League educated political pros, journalists and think-tank thinkers, and not one Admiral Akbar amongst the whole sorry lot.

    Fuck ‘em.

  36. which Roman Emperor does Caesar Obama most remind you of?

    Romulus Augustulus

  37. Romulus Augustulus

    Now we just need a Flavius Odoacer to depose him. I think Sarah Palin could fill that role quite well.

  38. She’ll have to get in line behind Vladimir Putin and whomever the Chicoms decide should be the public face of Chinese Communism for the next decade.

  39. And besides, Odoacer isn’t as important as the governor(s) who decide, like the Gallo-Roman aristocracy before them, that what do they really need the Roman Emperor for anyways.

  40. Indeed, which brings us right back to the matter of secession.

  41. There won’t be any need to secede. If past is prologue, then the reach of D.C. will simply peter out at some point after the money does.

    In my comment to Blake, for example, do you really think the local “revenuers” are going to be interested in smashing up stills? They have to live there, and their bosses don’t. Much easier to either turn a blind eye or start collecting rent.

  42. So, does Goldman Sachs play the role of the Praetorian Guard?

  43. In my comment to Blake, for example, do you really think the local “revenuers” are going to be interested in smashing up stills? They have to live there, and their bosses don’t. Much easier to either turn a blind eye or start collecting rent.

    The problem Ernst, is it’s a brave new world. That drone circling above doesn’t have a blind eye. In fact, it’s got ultraviolet and thermal eyes, and is making sure the revenuer is doing his job as well as your ass.

    The IRS will have a SWAT team there within an hour, comrade…

  44. How many SWAT teams do they have, Lee? And how much infrastructure can they blow up before the cities can’t feed themselves?

  45. Exactly, SDN. Drones, XE or Super Sport models with firepower and all that, would be prohibitively expensive to blanket the land in search of evil doers. Not to mention that pesky drones could be blasted out of the sky tout de suite.

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