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A nation that forgets the
´70s will repeat it

Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Amity Schlaes

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Posted By:nhchemist, 11/13/2012 4:36:28 PM

Do Americans suddenly like tax increases and bigger government? Or did they simply forget what happens when you raise taxes and make government larger? These are questions to ask as we analyze Tuesday´s election results to discern the fiscal consequences. Advocates of higher taxes prevailed in the presidential and legislative races, and resoundingly. (Snip) These votes suggest Americans are indeed looking at government and taxation differently.

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Many writers have commented on the contradictions of voter´s political beliefs and their actual votes. Have we lost the ability draw logical conclusions from the facts presented?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 11/13/2012 4:51:56 PM     (No. 9012068)

The ones aiding the vote cheating and supporting bigger government aren´t the ones who will be paying higher taxes. The morons will still suffer from the currency collapse, but they are, in a word, morons. Which is why morons (aka libtards) should be disenfranchised for the next 10 generations.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 11/13/2012 4:56:23 PM     (No. 9012077)

The biggest difference between now and the 70´s is that Jimmy Carter didn´t steal his election with rampant vote fraud and we were able to correct the error with Ronaldus Magnus in 1980.

These days, with the collective efforts of TASS (aka the media), the me-gimme-mine´s and the terminally ignorant, as well as the criminal unions and their fraud machines, it would have taken a Reaganesque miracle to win this election.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/13/2012 4:59:48 PM     (No. 9012089)

Oh. Schlaes is talking about the 1970s.
I was hoping the topic was the 1770s.

We´ll see, though...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hardhead, 11/13/2012 5:03:03 PM     (No. 9012093)

The 70´s aint nothin´ compared to what´s coming.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nimby, 11/13/2012 5:29:34 PM     (No. 9012135)

The loony bins in their 20s have no concept of 70s.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 11/13/2012 5:37:39 PM     (No. 9012156)

Think of how many voters weren´t even born in the 70s, or were toddlers, or were blotto.

People can´t remember three years ago, or 6 or 12. How many people remember the low unemployment days and economic growth of the so hated President Bush years?

Hate to harp on this, but people must be educated.

For the ancient Greeks thinking about education like they investigated everything else, saw the process of education as literally leading a person out of the darkness of ignorance into the light of knowledge.

Articles like Amity´s are important. But we´ve got to find ways of disseminating the information. one hopes

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 11/13/2012 5:58:05 PM     (No. 9012205)

How many voters voted GOP but their vote was changed after the fact by a reprogram of the computers? I have to admit I wondered if my vote would be counted TRUE to MY vote as I voted on Election Day. I would rather we go back to basics and write our votes on a piece of paper than wonder if SEIU has reprogrammed the votes to their candidate. I live in SW VA but I still felt threatened by the union voter fraud as I voted.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/13/2012 6:41:29 PM     (No. 9012287)

Half of the country gets representation without taxation. We are now their slaves. If they want more they just pass laws to take it from us. How long we´ll take it is anybody´s guess.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/13/2012 9:41:03 PM     (No. 9012583)

If you haven´t read her The Forgotten Man, do so. This election was a replay of 1936 and the results will be the same- a worsening economy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/14/2012 4:19:48 AM     (No. 9012919)

The 70s was 40 years ago. Only the people who survived the 70s and are alive today remember it and those are dying off. Stupid is as stupid does if you want the Carter years back.

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