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Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
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In yesterday’s post from my Luddite friend, his forward posed the question “what happened”.
Easy, the people stopped watching the politicians. They thought they could get something for nothing. Beginning with FDR and the Great Depression, which was caused by the Smoot Hawley Tariffs, the country adopted socialism. And, like the Pilgrim story, socialism leads to death by starvation. The Communists demonstrated in a 70 years “lab experiment” that “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs” is a recipe for disaster! We even had side by side comparison in East and West Germany. And, we demonstrated in Katrina that anyone, who depends on government, dies. And, we demonstrate in Waco, that the government kills people.
So we need honest money, an end to making the nation stupid with “public education”, and an end to the dole (welfare in all its forms).