There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.
Originally Posted by PogueMoran
I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.
When the economy is growing, people are getting jobs and the government should be spending less on the parasitic socialist programs which promoted as being necessary aids during hard times.
And if the taxes aren't hiked during a growing economy, it allows the economy to grow even more, and ... hopefully you get the picture.
Poor people don't need money stolen from their neighbors, they need productive jobs so they can pay their own damn bills.
More, actually, because most of the route an aircraft travels is secure from terrorist attacks, and only at airports is an airplane vulnerable to external attack.
Every single inch of a high speed rail line will be accessible to anyone with a desire to damage it.
Then again, of course, if the market wanted a high speed choo-choo, then the market would fund it. Why should the government fund a competitor to Amtrak, when the subsidies for Amtrak often exceed the price of a ticket to fly to the same place?
No, besides the fact that no libertarian wants the government to provide any services the government isn't supposed to provide, and that includes any and all forms of transportation, besides the fact that high speed rail is irrelevant to the issue of the coming Obama tax increases, the simple fact of the matter is that raising taxes will simply drag the economy down.
It will have no other effect.
Raising taxes increases the amount of money stolen from those who produce, lowering their incentive to produce.
Refusing to extend unemployment payouts reduces the amount of money stolen from those who produce, thereby increasing their incentive to produce AND incentivizing those who don't produce to find a job.
Not to mention the little fact that people with jobs do not owe a living to those who do not.
A flat tax that sensibly taxes all Americans at the same rate would go far to removing the ridiculus steal-and-spend programs in place now.