Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
So when Tim Pawlenty's running for President (which he is), and he comes and says he didn't raise taxes, it's BS. He called it a "health impact fee," but it was raising the tax on a pack of smokes.
I don't want you all saying that he would make a good President because he didn't raise taxes. I'm saving you now from looking like an ass in a year.
1. They put these sensors in, then decide that you should ONLY have to drive XX miles a week/month. If you drive more then that, they increase the taxes paid.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Not a fan of this, enforcement would be too complicated.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I'm sure one day the gov't will tax us every time we use toilet tissue and/or have sex.