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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:13 AM

Democrats For Prohibition, And Other Absurdities

by Washington Examiner
Nov 29, 2017, 12:01 AM

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Everyone and his mother has some kind of objection to the tax bill that the Senate Budget Committee passed on Tuesday. For most, itís a question of whether their own special-interest provision is erased.

But for others, especially Democrats who oppose many provisions they supported a year ago, itís about denying a President Trump and a Republican Congress a needed victory. So far, so understandable.

But sometimes, you come across an attack so ill-conceived that itís hard to understand the motive or even the idea behind it. The Left has launched two such dumb attacks this week.

Both have the same theme and both thus demonstrate why the bill is worth supporting. Liberals are upset that tax reform might leave ordinary people freer to live as they please. Control freaks hate that.

The Washington Post and Democratic-leaning think tanks say the bill would kill people. Yeah, right; how's that? Well, because it cuts excise taxes on small beer breweries by half. Liberal Democrats, including George McGovern of Massachusetts, have supported this change for years, but liberals are freaking out that people might buy more artisanal brown ale. ThinkProgress, the in-house publication for a neo-Prohibitionist think tank, says lower taxes would lead to 1,550 more deaths each year.

Even if true, that's very few deaths in a population of 330 million. But anyway, didnít we already try prohibition? How did it work out? Why doesn't ThinkProgress come right out and say the failure to ban alcohol outright causes some 80,000 deaths a year?

The second objection to the tax bill that doesn't pass the laugh test is that it would cost poor people millions of dollars. This will surprise all those people who've noticed that the tax rates and exemptions in the bill mean most low earners won't pay any tax at all.

Even fear-mongering that is misleading to the point of deliberate falsehood necessarily contains a grain of truth. Squint your eyes hard enough at the repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate and you'll see that people won't have to buy expensive health insurance they donít want and thus they won't get subsidies. Presto ó they'll lose millions!

If you're really obtuse or mendacious, this constitutes a "tax hike" on low earners. For everyone else, it's a cautionary tale against judging tax bills on how many dollars they dole out to each income group. If someone gives up a tax benefit on purpose, they don't "lose" anything; they demonstrate that they don't want it. They vote with their feet.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:51 AM

Bottom line -- it's all about control. . .
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:09 AM

View Postmjperry51, on 29 November 2017 - 06:51 AM, said:

Bottom line -- it's all about control. . .


Correct. I just saw democrat ad on Fox News this morning calling for Trumps impeachment. No reasons, just want to impeach him. Imagine how bold they would be if we were disarmed.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

View PostLiz, on 29 November 2017 - 03:13 AM, said:

The Washington Post and Democratic-leaning think tanks say the bill would kill people. Yeah, right; how's that? Well, because it cuts excise taxes on small beer breweries by half. Liberal Democrats, including George McGovern of Massachusetts, have supported this change for years, but liberals are freaking out that people might buy more artisanal brown ale. ThinkProgress, the in-house publication for a neo-Prohibitionist think tank, says lower taxes would lead to 1,550 more deaths each year.


What that tells me is while liberals are "for" cuts in excise taxes, the cuts are "too deep". Lower beer prices means more consumption. True. However, liberals still want to enjoy their craft beers while looking down their snoots at people who drink commercial lagers like Budweiser and Coors Light.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:01 AM

View Postvectorsrule, on 29 November 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

Correct. I just saw democrat ad on Fox News this morning calling for Trumps impeachment. No reasons, just want to impeach him. Imagine how bold they would be if we were disarmed.

Must be Al Green, (Facist, Houston) He's been at this awhile, and now that sexual allegations have been leveled against him, he'll be doing quite the dance to see if he can get the spotlight redirected. He represents one of the gerrymandered "community" districts in the bowels of Houston.
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