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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:15 PM

Freedom isn't free?

Why is that saying only applies when we're talking about the lives of men and women fighting in wars, but when we ask the wealthiest Americans to pay another nickel in taxes... suddenly freedom is supposed to be free?

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world wide wally Oct 2012 OP
digonswine Oct 2012 #1
SDjack Oct 2012 #2
surrealAmerican Oct 2012 #3
world wide wally Oct 2012 #4
CheapShotArtist Oct 2012 #5

Response to world wide wally (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:20 PM

1. Right. They don't mean a word of it.

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Response to world wide wally (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

2. The 1%, with rare exceptions, don't want to pay enough taxes and will

not risk themselves in the wars that they need to maintain their businesses.

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Response to world wide wally (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:24 PM

3. Welcome to DU.

You might want to check your autocorrect. It took me a while to figure this post out because of the "apples".

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:25 PM

4. Thanks! Long time reader...first time poster

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Response to world wide wally (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:03 PM

5. This is kinda off-topic, but what I find funny is that

Republicans claim to be for everybody's "freedom", but when it comes to their economic policies, they take away the spending freedom of about 99% of Americans in the process of giving more to the top 1%. Also I want to know how they can advocate "liberty" and "freedom" when they enact laws that impose religious principles on everybody, restrict people's right to vote, restrict the right of gays to marry, and restrict women's right to choose. When you do the math, the numbers don't seem to add up IMO.

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