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  1. Shawn Pavlik on February 1, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Did you get this off my facebook feed? 😉

  2. Shawn Pavlik on February 1, 2016 at 11:53 am

    My favorite addition to these is a quote attributed to Jefferson or possible Ford: “The government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have.”

  3. bluebird of bitterness on February 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I have gotten into knock-down drag-out arguments on FB with people who love Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama (take your pick), all because I asked them where the money was going to come from to pay for all the cool stuff their favorite politician wants to do. With our nineteen trillion dollars’ worth of debt, and trillions more in unfunded liabilities, we are officially the brokest nation ever in the history of civilization; we can’t pay for the entitlements that already exist without borrowing even more money, yet leftist politicians continue to dream up expensive new entitlements and promise them to gullible voters. Invariably, my opponent insists that if we only cut (or eliminate) military spending and raise taxes on the rich, there will be money to pay for all this stuff. When I try to explain to them why this is not the case, using simple logic and arithmetic, they launch into angry diatribes about what a horrible person I am, how I hate poor people and just want them all to die, etc. Sigh…

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