Politicians should receive awards for
idiotic stunts, sleazy
machinations and purposeful deceptions in the same way actors
receive Oscars for box office blockbusters, PC epics, and
cinematic celebrations of perversity. It's only fitting that
America recognize "public servants" whose goal is to
stimulate class warfare, fire the flames of racial hatred and
foster animosity towards the financially successful.
For instance, the award for "Most
Racist Comment Uttered By A Senator On National TV But Pretty
Much Ignored By The Press AND The NAACP 'Cause He's A
Democrat," would go to Senator Robert Byrd for his use of
the odious phrase "White Nigger" during a recent Fox
News interview. Can you imagine the firestorm if Jesse Helms had
said that? The press would have set a Guinness record for
knot-tying in their rush to lynch the guy.
I'm curious. Where's the outrage of Teddy
Kennedy over Byrd's comment? He assaulted John Ashcroft without
a shred of evidence that he harbored racist viewpoints?
Why the silence now? Could Teddy be a hypocrite? Surely
The award for "Best Imitation Of The
Robot From The Original 'Lost In Space' Series" would be
presented to Al Gore. The award for "Best Performance
By A Poorly Made Ventriloquist's Dummy Lacking Eyebrows"
would be given to Dick Gephart. Last but not least, the nod for
Use Of Visual Aids In An Attempt To Con The Public" would
be the undisputed property of South Dakota's radical lib in
non-residence, Senator Tom Daschle.
Did anybody else raise eyebrows over
Daschle's ludicrous claim that rich Americans would get a tax
refund big enough to buy a new Lexus, while poor Americans would
receive only enough cash for a muffler? Give me a break;
NOBODY is getting a refund, despite how the Democrats paint it.
George W Bush's plan is about reducing tax rates, allowing
people to recoup some of the tax overcharge perpetrated by
that Arkie who was partial to fat chicks, rich fugitives and
restricted country clubs. Daschle's dog and pony show was a
typically liberal attempt to kill long overdue tax reduction via
the politics of class hatred.
The man has been going around claiming Bush's
tax cut is unfair, that the rich benefit more than the poor.
Let's carefully review his words and discover the truth.
A press release Daschle put out on
February 27th claims 63% of South Dakotans earn under $30,000 a
year. He asserts that many of those individuals would receive
little or no relief under the Bush tax plan. If viewed from one
perspective this is a true statement. However, as we have
learned over the past eight years, any statement from a Democrat
politician must be dissected inch by inch.
Yes, 63% of South Dakotans earn less than
$30,000 a year. In fact, quite a few of those folks earn
so much less that THEY CURRENTLY PAY NO TAXES! People who
don't pay taxes do not get tax relief because THEY CAN'T PAY
LESS THAN NOTHING! That a person does not make enough
money to pay taxes is not the fault or responsibility of
government. That's life, and upgrading one's economic
circumstance is a matter of ambition and personal
Democrats would disagree. They would rather the
hard-earned money of tax paying, working people go towards
supporting the sloth of non-tax paying, non-working people. Why?
Because the majority of non-tax paying, non-working people
overwhelmingly vote a straight Democratic ticket.
Daschle also regurgitates the Gore
campaign phrase that the top 1% of taxpayers would receive 43%
of all tax relief. The Senator said "why should a New York
investment banker making $915,000 a year receive a $46,000 tax
cut, while an Aberdeen firefighter making $25,000 gets no relief
Again, this is an effective statement...as
long as you properly neglect relevant facts. Daschle
forgot to mention that the New York banker probably paid
$350,000 or more in taxes last year. Next year, under the Bush
tax plan, he would still pay roughly $300,000. Daschle also
doesn't tell you how much tax the firefighter paid. Did he pay
anything? Maybe he depreciated both his firetruck and his
Dalmation. How many kids does he have? Did he have enough
deductions that he paid nothing?
Tom forgot to provide those details. How
What we have here is a perfect example of
the Democratic agenda. Their motivating goal is to punish
success, to discourage people from striving, to prohibit those
who have done well from passing their legacy on to their
children. The Democratic agenda - as espoused by Daschle -
is the failed, Socialistic concept of wealth redistribution. He
and his party
believe the government should control the personal income of the
middle and upper classes, and dole it out to the least
productive and least ambitious members of society as THEY see
fit . This is not surprising, as the least productive and least
ambitious members of society are the backbone of the Democratic
Daschle and the Democrats don't want
fairness for all people, for that would require fairness to
those of all political stripes and economic stations. All they
want is YOUR money.
Why do they want your money? That's
So they can buy themselves votes.
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