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Costly Words
National Review, by John J. Miller

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 11/29/2012 10:05:28 AM

I have several pet peeves, and one of them is the idea that when Americans get to keep their own money, it somehow “costs” the government. This notion is on display today in a story about fiscal-cliff negotiations, in the Washington Post: …the generations-old mortgage-interest deduction — which costs the government roughly $100 billion a year… [emphasis added]

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I can´t tell you how often I hear this from muddy-headed liberals. I have to calmly tell them (while shouting internally) that, no, it doesn´t "cost" the government for me to keep my property. What the government gets has a condition -- it ought to get only that to which the governed consents.

Unfortunately, without our consent, it has been turned on its head: "It´s the government´s property and we get to have some of it with the consent of the government." WaPo and muddy-headed liberals should be spanked for such nonsense.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/29/2012 10:24:48 AM     (No. 9039215)

Question: Did the Government WORK and EARN the money?

Answer: NO the government did not so it belongs to those that earned it, period, end of statement, case closed!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 11/29/2012 10:27:53 AM     (No. 9039224)

And what are the Repubs doing in these negotiations? Not negotiating, but letting bigears to roll over them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Proud2bninfidel, 11/29/2012 10:29:41 AM     (No. 9039232)

had the same thought yesterday reading about how a malfunctioning red light camera "cost the city to lose millions".

i thought it was all about safety?

the city produced nothing, so nothing was ´lost´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: phillyred, 11/29/2012 10:31:47 AM     (No. 9039238)

Mark Levin had a great idea last night. Obama is trying to look like he supports middle class tax cuts WITHOUT CUTTING ANYTHING! He is calling these tax cuts when they are simply the current rate we´ve had for 8 years! The Republicans should propose middle class tax cuts and keeping the rates the same for everyone else! It takes away Obama´s narrative that he is for the middle class. Instead, the Republicans play along with their game with the democrat narrative. So frustrating. Put them on defense!!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zoidberg, 11/29/2012 10:32:26 AM     (No. 9039243)

Of course it belongs to the government. It has "United States of America" printed on it, doesn´t it?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strikingviking, 11/29/2012 10:50:58 AM     (No. 9039295)

You thought you earned your money, you thought you´d built a career?

You didn´t earn that, you didn´t build that. The U.S. Government did it all and it all belongs to it. Be grateful the Gov. let´s you keep any of it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 11/29/2012 11:04:23 AM     (No. 9039328)

From ´our´ federal (libtard infested) gooberment: All your money are now belonging to us!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4poster, 11/29/2012 11:48:07 AM     (No. 9039410)

To add 2 more pet peeves;
When the term revenue is used in place of taxes. Increased tax rates do not automatically result in more revenue. Taxes are taxes, and should not be called revenue.

Increased taxes on the wealthy. No, income tax increases are taxes on income not weath. Income taxes are not on millionaires and billionaires but on high income earners.

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