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Sabireley
03-16-2009, 02:16 PM
Interview with Harry Reid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7mRSI8yWwg

Uncle Bill
03-16-2009, 02:40 PM
Pretty "incredulous" eh?:rolleyes:

I keep waiting for Jeff and the other libs to give us the 'complete' story...the entire truth...how Harry had words put in his mouth by Bush.

UB

Franco
03-16-2009, 02:41 PM
Harry Reid is an idiot that represents the idiots that voted for him!

Yes, you can opt not to pay your Fed taxes, much like many of the Dems Cabinet appointments. Doesn't mean the IRS won't come after you though!

YardleyLabs
03-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Pretty "incredulous" eh?:rolleyes:

I keep waiting for Jeff and the other libs to give us the 'complete' story...the entire truth...how Harry had words put in his mouth by Bush.

UB

I thought it was pretty clear that Reid was referring to the fact that each individual pays taxes by completing a tax return, calculates his own tax liability, submits it, and is presumed to have filed accurately unless an audit proves differently.

Our tax system is unusual in that it assumes that each person will be honest and that each person will ultimately "declare" their own calculation of tax liability. The actual rate of audits is tiny. This is very different from the system in most other countries such as, among others, Italy or Taiwan where the government calculates your tax liability, or even our own property tax system where the government sends you a tax bill and their calculation stands unless you can get it overturned.

However, Reid's response had nothing to do with the question he was asked (I am assuming this since it appeared that the question was edited and filmed at a different time from the rest of the interview.) and by repeatedly calling our tax system "voluntary" Reid just looked stupid. For that matter, I suspect he would agree if he watched the same film.

Sabireley
03-16-2009, 03:07 PM
They will send men with guns to convince you to voluntarily pay your taxes. ; ).

Uncle Bill
03-16-2009, 03:09 PM
Ahhh...I KNEW you'd have the answer. And WE are under a conspiratorial cloud???

Here's another one for you to critique, Jeff. It was written shortly after the "landslide" victory you libs enjoy belabor us about. No doubt a piece of fiction eh?

UB


(confirmation, Google " London Daily Mail Obama's Victory")..........

Obama's Victory--A British view


A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups.

A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth.

Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history,
rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood, the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon.

Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative.

Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.

A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.

A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations America ! Your funeral will be sooner than you think!