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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:34 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn14RwuJJRg
 
Posted on YouTube: June 27, 2010
By YouTube Member: Barber4Congress
Views on YouTube: 72042
 
Posted on DU: June 30, 2010
By DU Member: populistdriven
Views on DU: 397
 
Rick Barber is a moron. Lincoln created the income tax to pay for the civil war.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:57 AM
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1. The taxes that this dim bulb wants to cut are paying for
the free meal, medical care, that our brave men and women need now, because they sacrificed so that Mr. Barber could practice speeches with men in costumes.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:02 AM
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2. As pointed out by TPM ...
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Late Update: As commenters have pointed out (and indeed, a history buff like myself is ashamed to admit he didn't think of it first), Lincoln was a lifelong champion of the traditional Whig policies of "internal improvements" -- that is levying taxes, usually through tariffs, to fund infrastructure projects throughout the country, and incorporating the principle of central banking. In addition to prosecuting the Civil War, Lincoln's administration put all of those policies into effect, as his Republican Party's political coalition was built upon the foundation of the northern Whigs.

Late Late Update: Let's make this whole thing even funnier. Rick Barber, who has declared that the income tax is a tyrannical act that forces Americans to spy on themselves for the government, has invoked the name and image of Abraham Lincoln -- who implemented the first income tax in this country's history, in order to pay for the Civl War.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/rick-barbers...
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DeMartMan Donating Member (92 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:15 PM
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3. Sounds more like
Sounds more like something that should be on Teabagger's Underground. What is wrong with paying our bills? That is what taxes are and nothing more.
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Devil_Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:52 PM
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4. No one forces you to pay Taxes. if you don't want to pay, quit your job.
seems simple enough.
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