one of the most impressive Republicans I know about – Thaddeus McCotter
I’ll just give you the opening lines and encourage you to read the rest:
Why would anyone believe, even for a moment, that any Western state could “pre-emptively” nuke the Muslim world when it cannot muster the will to secure its borders, balance its budget, get Pakistan to release a diplomat or get Argentina to release a C-17’s cargo load of equipment? That would be like thinking that man who can’t run 50 yards can run the 100 meter dash in 9.5 seconds.
Its been a long time since I was in school, but I ended up with:
You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %
Average score for this quiz during October: 73.7%
http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx – give it a try
This is apparently a straightforward proposal from a supposedly “free” country:
The UK’s tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.
Of course, this presupposes:
- all money belongs to government
- all taxpayers are cheats who are keeping the government from all the money they are owed
- only government can understand what part of your money you actually need
- increasing taxes will be very simple with this system
- you are a groveling peasant who owes your very existence to the state
Would anybody please explain how this is much different from communism? Shoot – even Cuba is cutting people off the government payrolls. But this supposedly “free” “Western” “free market” country could actually propose this as any action government would be allowed to perform?
Well Britain has been circling the drain for a long time, if they actually do this you can simply write them off as lost to civilization.
Bring it on Maggie!
and good for her
I suppose his new VAT is OK since it didn’t exist and he didn’t say that specifically.