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Tax Everyone

I was reading this post over at Tammy Bruce and noticed it suggested that everyone, no matter what your income, should pay some amount in taxes.  I absolutely agree with that.

It makes perfect behavioral sense that even the lowest paid individual needs to realize that they are contributing to the well-being of our society.  They need to have a stake in the ownership and responsibility for its upkeep.  Otherwise we are simply enabling their behavior to always take, and need, and want.  Their mentality will develop into one of dependency, low energy, less creativity, and abuse of the system.

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It’s probably worth mentioning and reminding people that voting is by secret ballot. The last post mentioned the possibility that some people may, when actually placing their vote, change to McCain from Obama. 

Maybe it won’t just be from the “Readiness Effect.”

We talk a great deal about black Americans and how they view the world and their lives.  We’ve been taught not to talk about anything that emphasizes white America, because anything that emphasizes white, by definition, is against any other race. But white Americans have beliefs and feelings about their lives as well.  I contend that many white Americans feel they have been tortured with guilt over the issue of race, to the point they don’t feel it is justified anymore. Are there whites who are strongly prejudiced against other races?  Absolutely.  But these individuals will always exist, and the majority of whites are now tired of being labeled with these extreme racists views.  The burden must end.

So what is going to happen when a white American enters the voting booth in this election?  It’s hard to say.  Some will vote immediately for McCain.  Some will vote without hesitation for Obama.  Others will ponder their decision.  They will consider the experience of the two candidates, their genuineness, their dedication to the principles they view as ‘American.’  And in the end, a large number of them will push the button for McCain. They know this is one instance where they can express themselves without the fear that something they said was inappropriate, or they need more reconditioning, or they are racist because of their choice.  For a brief few moments while they vote, many white Americans can shed the generalization from others that they continue to harbor racist feelings……it will be a great catharsis for them. They can do what they feel is right for the country without any fear of retribution.  They will leave the voting booth a relieved and much better person knowing they voted their conscience.

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The Readiness Effect

Here’s something I saw at Classical Values and linked from Red State about a “Readiness Effect.”  I think there is likely to be something to this. 

A Funny Thing Happened in the Voting Booth

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Nothing has been more obvious in this election season as the lack of fair play, and Americans like fair play.

  • The networks are overwwhelmingly for Obama.  They say they are being objective but their actions demonstrate otherwise.
  • Comedy shows are all about mocking Republicans.  The difference in the humor used for Republicans is much different than that used for Democrats.  The humor directed at Democrats is soft and infrequent.  Republican humor is sharp, personal and involves turning the knife after the initial plunge into the gut.
  • The voting process appears to have been compromised.  Early registrations, early voting, fake registrations, investigations, legal challenges, registrations and voting linked with free events, non-partisan ACORN endorsing candidates……..this all is a red flag to many Americans.  And the lack of reporting about this is breathtaking.
  • The massive amount of money raised by Obama has allowed him to buy up available time to the point that McCain will be left without any advertising time to purchase.  Andrea Mitchell mentioned this recently on Meet the Press.
  • The Fairness Doctrine.  God Almighty!  Is it possible we would allow such a thing to happen?  I am confident that those who pursue this course will be soundly beaten back by Americans of both political persuasions. If not, we have much more to fear.
  • Blatant sexism.  The people on the left who used to protect us with hair-trigger reactions have left the building.  But they forgot that their training for all these years has been effective, and men and women will not put up with sexist shenanigans.

And today……

  • More silence on Obama tapes and recordings that are either not covered by the press, or simply not released.
  •  We’re told by Obama that he won’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000.  But he didn’t say that letting the Bush tax cuts expire isn’t considered a “tax increase.”  I just calculated I’ll be paying $3000+  more than I currently am when they expire in 2010.  Great!  This from American Thinker.

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Neal Boortz writes to the undecided voter.  Neal has always been one of my favortie talk show hosts and he is so right on many issues.  Take the time to read this.  I’m especially concerned about the possible loss of the secret ballot in union voting.

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I can’t even believe what I just heard in this video.  How can this not be an important consideration when deciding who should lead the country?

I guess he is reformed.  My guess is that reforming a terrorist is just about as likely as reforming a child molester.

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This is certainly worth reading.  I’m not sure that the media really cares to redeem their honor however.

Here is a sample:

If you want to redeem your honor, you will swallow hard and make a list of all the stories you would print if it were McCain who had been getting money from Fannie Mae, McCain whose campaign had consulted with its discredited former CEO, McCain who had voted against tightening its lending practices.

Then you will print them, even though every one of those true stories will point the finger of blame at the reckless Democratic Party, which put our nation’s prosperity at risk so they could feel good about helping the poor, and lay a fair share of the blame at Obama’s door.

You will also tell the truth about John McCain: that he tried, as a Senator, to do what it took to prevent this crisis. You will tell the truth about President Bush: that his administration tried more than once to get Congress to regulate lending in a responsible way.

This was a Congress-caused crisis, beginning during the Clinton administration, with Democrats leading the way into the crisis and blocking every effort to get out of it in a timely fashion.

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