If you are a conservative
Posted by howdy (+4944) 12 years ago
who hates taxes, please observe the following rules:


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Posted by Wil Nelson (+84) 12 years ago
Do not have a Facebook account......
Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 12 years ago
*Biting cheek about lack of friends joke*

No problem...

If you're a conservative who hates taxes, please do the following.

1. Do not use Medicare.

2. Do not use Social Security

3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars.

4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster.

5. Do not call 911 when you get hurt.

6. Do not call the police to stop intruders in your home.

7. Do not summon the fire department to save your burning home.

8. Do not drive on any paved road, highway, and interstate or drive on any bridge.

9. Do not use public restrooms.

10. Do not send your kids to public schools.

11. Do not put your trash out for city garbage collectors.

12. Do not live in areas with clean air.

13. Do not drink clean water.

14. Do not visit National Parks.

15. Do not visit public museums, zoos, and monuments.

16. Do not eat or use FDA inspected food and medicines.

17. Do not bring your kids to public playgrounds.

18. Do not walk or run on sidewalks.

19. Do not use public recreational facilities such as basketball and tennis courts.

20. Do not seek shelter facilities or food in soup kitchens when you are homeless and hungry.

21. Do not apply for educational or job training assistance when you lose your job.

22. Do not apply for food stamps when you can't feed your children.

23. Do not use the judiciary system for any reason.

24. Do not ask for an attorney when you are arrested and do not ask for one to be assigned to you by the court.

25. Do not apply for any Pell Grants.

26. Do not use cures that were discovered by labs using federal dollars.

27. Do not fly on federally regulated airplanes.

28. Do not use any product that can trace its development back to NASA.

29. Do not watch the weather provided by the National Weather Service.

30. Do not listen to severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service.

31. Do not listen to tsunami, hurricane, or earthquake alert systems.

32. Do not apply for federal housing.

33. Do not use the internet, which was developed by the military.

34. Do not swim in clean rivers.

35. Do not allow your child to eat school lunches or breakfasts.

36. Do not ask for FEMA assistance when everything you own gets wiped out by disaster.

37. Do not ask the military to defend your life and home in the event of a foreign invasion.

38. Do not use your cell phone or home telephone.

39. Do not buy firearms that wouldn't have been developed without the support of the US Government and military. That includes most of them.

40. Do not eat USDA inspected produce and meat.

41. Do not apply for government grants to start your own business.

42. Do not apply to win a government contract.

43. Do not buy any vehicle that has been inspected by government safety agencies.

44. Do not buy any product that is protected from poisons, toxins, etc.by the Consumer Protection Agency.

45. Do not save your money in a bank that is FDIC insured.

46. Do not use Veterans benefits or military health care.

47. Do not use the G.I. Bill to go to college.

48. Do not apply for unemployment benefits.

49. Do not use any electricity from companies regulated by the Department of Energy.

50. Do not live in homes that are built to code.

51. Do not run for public office. Politicians are paid with taxpayer dollars.

52. Do not ask for help from the FBI, S.W.A.T, the bomb squad, Homeland Security, State troopers, etc.

53. Do not apply for any government job whatsoever as all state and federal employees are paid with tax dollars.

54. Do not use public libraries.

55. Do not use the US Postal Service.

56. Do not visit the National Archives.

57. Do not visit Presidential Libraries.

58. Do not use airports that are secured by the federal government.

59. Do not apply for loans from any bank that is FDIC insured.

60. Do not ask the government to help you clean up after a tornado.

61. Do not ask the Department of Agriculture to provide a subsidy to help you run your farm.

62. Do not take walks in National Forests.

63. Do not ask for taxpayer dollars for your oil company.

64. Do not ask the federal government to bail your company out during recessions.

65. Do not seek medical care from places that use federal dollars.

66. Do not use Medicaid.

67. Do not use WIC.

68. Do not use electricity generated by Hoover Dam.

69. Do not use electricity or any service provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

70. Do not ask the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild levees when they break.

71. Do not let the Coast Guard save you from drowning when your boat capsizes at sea.

72. Do not ask the government to help evacuate you when all hell breaks loose in the country you are in.

73. Do not visit historic landmarks.

74. Do not visit fisheries.

75. Do not expect to see animals that are federally protected because of the Endangered Species List.

76. Do not expect plows to clear roads of snow and ice so your kids can go to school and so you can get to work.

77. Do not hunt or camp on federal land.

78. Do not work anywhere that has a safe workplace because of government regulations.

79. Do not use public transportation.

80. Do not drink water from public water fountains.

81. Do not whine when someone copies your work and sells it as their own. Government enforces copyright laws.

82. Do not expect to own your home, car, or boat. Government organizes and keeps all titles.

83. Do not expect convicted felons to remain off the streets.

84. Do not eat in restaurants that are regulated by food quality and safety standards.

85. Do not seek help from the US Embassy if you need assistance in a foreign nation.

86. Do not apply for a passport to travel outside of the United States.

87. Do not apply for a patent when you invent something.

88. Do not adopt a child through your local, state, or federal governments.

89.Do not use elevators that have been inspected by federal or state safety regulators.

90. Do not use any resource that was discovered by the USGS.

91. Do not ask for energy assistance from the government.

92. Do not move to any other developed nation, because the taxes are much higher.

93. Do not go to a beach that is kept clean by the state.

94. Do not use money printed by the US Treasury.

95. Do not complain when millions more illegal immigrants cross the border because there are no more border patrol agents.

96. Do not attend a state university.

97. Do not see any doctor that is licensed through the state.

98. Do not use any water from municipal water systems.

99. Do not complain when diseases and viruses, that were once fought around the globe by the US government and CDC, reach your house.

100. Do not work for any company that is required to pay its workers a livable wage, provide them sick days, vacation days, and benefits.

101. Do not expect to be able to vote on election days. Government provides voting booths, election day officials, and voting machines which are paid for with taxes.

102. Do not ride trains. The railroad was built with government financial assistance.

The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third world country. The less we pay, the less we get in return. Americans pay less taxes today since 1958 and is ranked 32nd out of 34 of the top tax paying countries. Chile and Mexico are 33rd and 34th. The Republicans are lying when they say that we pay the highest taxes in the world and are only attacking taxes to reward corporations and the wealthy and to weaken our infrastructure and way of life. So next time you object to paying taxes or fight to abolish taxes for corporations and the wealthy, keep this quote in mind.

"I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Posted by howdy (+4944) 12 years ago
thanks for posting that Buck...
Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 12 years ago
Highlight what you want, Ctrl+C, put your cursor in the text box on mc.com, Ctrl+V. Not a problem and just fyi for the easy way. Go for six.

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Posted by howdy (+4944) 12 years ago
thanks Buck for the info, now if my aged brain can remember it, will be a totally different issue...
Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 12 years ago
How about "Don't cry like a bitxh for FEMA $$$ when your $750,000 riverfront house gets flooded" Cause I NEVER saw any teabaggers do that this year.
Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4463) 12 years ago
No word yet on how the no-to-big-oil'ers drive themselves to work.
Posted by Bridgier (+9547) 12 years ago
NonSequitorMan to the rescue!!!!
Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4463) 12 years ago
I figured after 102, hey, why not one more?
Posted by howdy (+4944) 12 years ago
In his speech of 57 years ago, President Dwight Eisenhower made the following prediction:

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are [a] few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 11/8/54

And voile, what do we get now: Rick Perry, politician from oil rich Texas?

Eisenhower was one of the last good republican politicians that actually cared about all Americans...
Posted by tom regan (+3300) 12 years ago
I have been reading MC.com for several years now and don't normally comment anywhere but Cat griz threads. I have always avoided the political/religious/economic topics. But for some crazy reason I feel the need to share a few of my observations and discoveries through the years:

1) I cheer for the Bobcats while mule train/deer slayer/sod buster and Shu cheer for the griz.

2) Gunnar likes beer.

3) Rick K is a conservative.

4) Richard Bonine used to be a conservative, but may have changed his political philosophy.

5) Every religion is wrong except for the one you currently practice.

6) Special interests have too much influence on our government.

7) The United States of America spends way too much money on things other than education, infrastructure, and research of any kind. (I would say health care, but we spend plenty, just poorly.)

8) The middle class in the USA is in decline.

9) If you are not a millionaire/billionaire, a vote for the republican party is stupid.

10) I fear for the future of my nephews, nieces, and friends children.

I was raised in a very a-political environment. My parents voted, but never talked to me why, or what they were voting for. I once asked my father why we never put any political signs in the yard. He said it was bad for business.

I had to develop my political philosophy from personal experiences, and education. After watching the latest republican "debate", I have decided that none of these candidates are moderate and have absolutely nothing to offer me.

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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 12 years ago
3 + 9 = Rick is stupid.
Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4463) 12 years ago
11) Many liberals are bad at math.
Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6173) 12 years ago
I might quibble with the Post Office line. It's not directly funded with tax dollars although I guess they borrow from the Fed to cover deficits. Well, never mind.
Posted by Wil Nelson (+84) 12 years ago
I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. Not sure what the means, however, made a lot of money in my time and paid A LOT of taxes with no complaint!
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 12 years ago
I used to be somewhat Conservative but after a long period of self-reflection I no longer consider myself to be. I still hold to some principals, mainly I think there are things that State Government can and should handle on its own but that there are other times when Government can and should handle things.

I tend to think that the latest batch of Neo-Cons have hijacked the Party and others, like Bachman & Palin are just idiots.

Both Parties, as I mentioned in an earlier post, only seem to be concerned with getting the other Party out of power and not about doing what's best for our country.

It's rather sad that Ron Paul had to run as a member of the GOP to get noticed because if he ran as an independant he wouldn't get a whisper in the press (and in many instances) still doesn't.
Posted by Wil Nelson (+84) 12 years ago
The current bunch of dunderheads do need to be replaced in both parties and I am sure that is what will happen in the next two elections. Some were replaced in 2008 and again in 2010 but I am not sure that those who get elected in the next two elections will finally get the point.