Animals are DELICIOUS.

★Libertarianism: A political philosophy for the under 16 c

Dems: willing to pay their fair share for the upkeep of the "commons". (Google the economic term, "Tragedy of the Commons" if you need to.)

Pubs: understand fully that it costs money to maintain the commons in proper working order, but believe adamanatly that they personally shouldn't have to contribute.

Libertardians: are only willing to pay for the part of the commons within a 5 ft radius of themselves and believe that the "Commons Fairy" will magically take care of the rest.

IOW, Pubs love America but just don't want to pay for it themselves. Libertarians are the political equivalent of Trekkies who believe that all social and economic problems will be solved magically if only society adopts their philosophy.

Clarence Darrow once said that taxes are the dues we pay to belong to a civilized society (paraphrase). He was correct and still is.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, homies.
Permalink Great Expectorations 
March 21st, 2005
You do realize that you're forcing Joel and crew to limit posts to ASCII only, right?
Permalink ␄ ␄ ␄ ␆ 
March 21st, 2005
say what?
Permalink ★★★★★ 
March 21st, 2005
---" Dems: willing to pay their fair share for the upkeep of the "commons"."----

I always thought that Dems were willing for others to pay their fair share of the upkeep of the commons.
Permalink Stephen Jones 
March 21st, 2005
You know what I'm saying.
Permalink C♯ ♥r 
March 21st, 2005
" taxes are the dues we pay to belong to a civilized society "

I don't consider the society we live in to be very civilized.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 21st, 2005
"I don't consider the society we live in to be very civilized."

Ok, then pay your taxes or rot in jail!

:)
Permalink Duff 
March 21st, 2005
I think republicans are willing to pay their fair share of the commons, they just think that dems are constantly and unreasonably expanding the definition so that anything and everything is included under the commons.

Also, as any town hall meeting on saving social security reveals, the average person's idea of fair share is a small amount from himself and a much larger percentage from anyone rich (i.e someone who makes more money than than he the first person ever expects to earn).
Permalink Name withheld out of cowardice 
March 21st, 2005
Aaron: if you weren't just being snarky, then what would you describe as a "civilized" society?
Permalink Tail of the "g" 
March 21st, 2005
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