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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:49 PM

Virginia Republican revives the 47% argument in new book

Source: NBC

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the likely Republican nominee for governor, will release a book next month that includes what many are calling the new 47% argument of 2013.

In the new book, “The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty,” Cuccinelli argues that ”bad politicians set out to grow government” to “make people dependent on government.”

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In one excerpt he writes, “Sometimes bad politicians set out to grow government in order to increase their own power and influence. This phenomenon doesn’t just happen in Washington; it happens at all levels of government. The amazing thing is that they often grow government without protest from citizens, and sometimes they even get buy-in from citizens—at least from the ones getting the goodies.”

“One of their favorite ways to increase their power is by creating programs that dispense subsidized government benefits, such as Medicare, Social Security, and outright welfare (Medicaid, food stamps, subsidized housing, and the like),” he writes. “These programs make people dependent on government. And once people are dependent, they feel they can’t afford to have the programs taken away, no matter how inefficient, poorly run, or costly to the rest of society.”


Read more: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/31/virginia-republican-revives-the-47-argument-in-new-book/



Virginia's version of Rick Scott, Ken Cuccinelli, is reviving Romney's arguments about people who are dependent on government.

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TomCADem Jan 2013 OP
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #1
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #2
RoccoRyg Jan 2013 #3
donco Jan 2013 #4
PerceptionManagement Jan 2013 #7
chuckstevens Jan 2013 #5
iandhr Jan 2013 #6
Beartracks Feb 2013 #8
Hulk Feb 2013 #9
daleo Feb 2013 #10
Jack Rabbit Feb 2013 #11
timdog44 Feb 2013 #12

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:53 PM

1. That really worked well for Romney

Go for it, Ken.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:57 PM

2. Kenny is already behind by 6% in the polls.

2013 could be the year Virginia elects a governor of the same party as the Whitehouse.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:06 PM

3. I had a link card

Now I don't, since I got a full time job.

Argument debunked.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:21 PM

4. WOW!

"One of their favorite ways to increase their power is by creating programs that dispense subsidized government benefits, such as Medicare, Social Security, and outright welfare (Medicaid, food stamps, subsidized housing, and the like),”

The liberal cabal sure kept that under wraps for a long time didn't they?

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Response to donco (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:50 PM

7. Corporations are the only citizens that deserve welfare

You meat bags can rot. General Welfare is for corporations, my friend.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:25 PM

5. PLEASE KEEP TALKING LIKE THAT!

It worked so well for the GOP in 2012 and it's just the right note to cater to the old, protestant white folks who are the only Americans left who think like that!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:46 PM

6. The gift that keeps on giving.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:07 AM

8. "subsidized government benefits, such as oil subsidies and food subsidies"...

Wait, I think this makes some sense now...

“One of their favorite ways to increase their power is by creating programs that dispense subsidized government benefits, such as oil subsidies and food subsidies,” he writes. “These programs make corporations dependent on government. And once corporations are dependent, they feel they can’t afford to have the programs taken away, no matter how inefficient, polluting, or costly their products are to the rest of society.”

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:23 AM

9. Good! Keep the "battle cry" alive and in our minds...

Maybe they can write a book or two on rape, etc. Such a party of complete morons. Reminds me so much of the recently posted article about the "concealed weapon" clown shooting himself in the bathroom in Eugene, Oregon today. Nation of fookin' morons!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:24 AM

10. This argument betrays a deep hatred of democracy

And disdain for the average person.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:56 AM

11. The Cooch is just a social fascist

People on welfare aren't there because they like life on the dole. Even before the "reform" of welfare in the nineties, welfare was a terrible system that allowed official into the private lives of poor people to make sure they weren't making any money at all in violation of welfare rules.

Instead of asking pseudo-scientists at the Heritage Foundation like the Cooch would, why not ask poor people to design a working welfare system. I'll bet it wouldn't resemble AFDF or TANF. And it might actually work, which is more than can be said for either AFDF or TANF.

The Cooch is just a right wing demagog looking to divide people against each other and ride home to victory. The only people the Cooch represents are the ones who would rather own the people who for them so as not to pay them wages while at the same time not have to pay taxes.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:41 AM

12. Va governorship

Another 47 per center. Another Christian. Where do these people keep coming from. People don't do welfare because they enjoy being poor. They do it because the jobs are all shipped out by these Christian 47 per centers. Fer Christ sake.

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