B. Bussiere: Tirade has no traction

This is in response to the letter (Jan. 30) from Rolande Caron. Her letter was a thinly veiled attack on Republican candidates.

She lashed out at Newt Gingrich for his take on the sanctity of marriage. I believe he is a Catholic who believes the Bible, while she finds that (apparently) laughable. So, God got it wrong, who can argue with Elton John?

Two different opinions, I feel.

Then she ridicules Mitt Romney for being wealthy. Funny, the American dream was to admire folks who worked hard and prospered. She neglected to mention the millions of dollars Romney has given to the poor and down-trodden, but that wouldn't have given her tirade much traction.

Barack Obama's class warfare speeches are working, aren't they? For some, maybe.

Caron wrote, "Those who want to restore family values by quoting scripture should look into becoming preachers, not elected officials." Well, I am a God-fearing, pro-country, pro-Israel, tax-paying conservative, and I will not be intimidated. We are fit to be only preachers?

The dictionary definition of socialism is: A theory or system of ownership of the means of production and distribution by society, rather than by individuals.

Of course, we have all heard many times that the nation's woes are not the fault of Obama; it is all because of George W. Bush. As if; there is no accountability for some individuals.

Brenda Bussiere, Turner

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RONALD RIML's picture

Sorry Brenda...

Romney didn't work hard.

His money may have - but he didn't. That's why his wealth is called 'Unearned Income' and taxed at a maximum of only 15%.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

One more time!

Ronald,
You make it sound so dirty. What is wrong with that?

RONALD RIML's picture

I made it sound dirty???

I made it sound dirty?? Simply by stating facts??

There must be something to that. Then you might research the Church's earlier position on the morality of lending money for interest. I don't believe Christians were allowed to do that.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Perhaps I could better

Perhaps I could better understand your point of view if you criticized the tax code instead of attacking the individual.

Attacking the individual shows hues of envy.

RONALD RIML's picture

Ah yes...

Average people sent hither legions of lobbyists to Washington to write the tax code for our Congress.

And when confronted with facts - simply bleat "Envy & Class Warfare"

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Ronald, You make is sound so

Ronald,

You make is sound so dirty. What is wrong with that?

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So!

"The dictionary definition of socialism is: A theory or system of ownership of the means of production and distribution by society, rather than by individuals." Why include this definition. America has never had a socialist government. The means of production and distribution have never been owned by society (not government). No serious political party in the United States advocates a socialist government.
On the other hand, "Fascism is a radical authoritarian nationalist political ideology where its individuals are united together as one people in national identity by suprapersonal connections of ancestry, culture, and blood which seeks to purify the nation of foreign influences." The weakness of this definition is that it is ahistorical. It ignores that a alliance of the business, military, and church elites was necessary to establish the authoritarian nationalist political ideology. In this, its more of a definition of Nazism than fascism.
Has American ever been fascist. Yes, 1878-1914. And many of these strains are expressed today in the Republican Party - authoritarian, of course, nationalistic what else was the Bush doctrine, anti-immigrant, no question, anti-foreign influence, overt, lead by the business elite anyone who has watched the Republican primaries in detail can only wonder had how the party has taken orders from this elite first in the formation of the Tea Party and now in the slavish surrender to the Romney campaign.
Shows that conservatives are not conservative. They are radical advocates of a 20th century economic and political philosophy based on fascism (the elite) and ultra-individualism among the disregarded.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

How much of their fair share

How much of their fair share are Tim Geithner, Harry Reed, Nancy Pelosi, and Charlie Rangle paying?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

For the record, I've probably

For the record, I've probably paid more in income taxes than you've ever earned off the top.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Not much more than making you

Not much more than making you look inept once again.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

I hear the last time you took

I hear the last time you took a reality check, it bounced. Our rapid responses to each other's comments is almost like Instant Messaging. The parrot thinks it's really cool.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You so enjoy sticking your

You so enjoy sticking your nose in (a) things about which you know absolutely nothing, and (b) things that are absolutely none of your business. The Pirate sincerely hopes he has not been unclear.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Don't you wish you could

Don't you wish you could emulate (that means copy in case you haven't had your morning Kool-Aid yet) my style? It would make you so much more effective. But then, it just wouldn't be you, would it?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Haha..you sure are gifted at

Haha..you sure are gifted at telling whoppers.

ERNEST LABBE's picture

Dan Check around

Dan Check around the are as many rich democrats in congress as there are republicans, all with as many rich friends to bankroll their campaigns. The fact is it is time to clean house and elect fresh candidates.

David  Cote's picture

My best buddy Dan...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_bl...

It's only fair to throw the rubbish over both sides of the fence, dont'cha think?

David  Cote's picture

Sorry teacher. The dog ate my homework

Worked fine for me, and I'm sure it did for you. Denial is such a jagged little pill to swallow.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The parrot was able to pull

The parrot was able to pull it up without any problems, and his brain, so he tells me, is the size of a BB.

Jason Theriault's picture

Your link is broke.

Dan is right about your link. It's probably cached in your browser, hence why it's still showing up.

David  Cote's picture

Thanks Jason

And I apologize, Dan. On this site I was able to retrieve the link. The info contained within it referenced Sen John Kerry's efforts to skirt MA tax laws by registering his yacht in RI thus saving appx. a half millon $ in taxes. He eventually paid the tax amid mounting pressure. And Charlie Wrangle was referenced as well. The story was courtesy of CBS news. My point is there are cheats on both sides of the aisle, a fact that is undeniable. I don't mind republicans being called out for similar transgressions, however liberals are living in a dream world believing their heroes are void of guilt when they are called out. Play it straight and you become more believable.

David  Cote's picture

What's stranger Dan is this...

In your original post you attack Gingrich, Romney and Bush, and that's fair. You defend Obama and while I've got issues with him I'll let that slide. However, no where do I see anything in your post that comes close to my point of view. I don't care if you disagree with me. Just be honest about it. Why don't you try comprehending other views yourself. I've met you more than halfway.

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