Some Interesting Developments In Cavuto’s World

Let me begin with Mark Steyn. Mere days after I credited him with being one of the few columnists I respect, he goes and dittos Cavuto. And he didn't even wear a condom.

Conservative after conservative then is falling into the liberal "fair share" trap. You'd think they'd know better. In fact, you';d think they'd be cheering the fact that half of America is semi-free of tax tyranny.

But misery loves company – or does it? With Cavuto, Limbaugh, and Steyn, it would seem that the conservative rich want more company – and that they are unsympathetic to the fact that the less fortunate can't even afford a sales tax, a property tax, a withholding tax, a gas tax, and probably a host of other taxes that escape me at the moment.

And it apparently doesn't matter to them that a lot more people pay income taxes now than were ever supposed to.

Meanwhile, the people on the other end don't feel as hostile to the rich as liberals do, and on the same day of the Steyn Whine, along comes Rush Limbaugh to step on his line with an interesting statistic that I'll get to momentarily.

First, here's how Steyn characterizes it: "But at a time of massive increases in federal spending, half the country is effectively making no contribution to it." While that's a darn sight better than the contempt Cavuto expressed for those same people, it's still wildly wide of the mark.

Does Steyn actually think that taxing the people who are free will positively affect the "oppressed?"

Now I used the quotes because the rich aren't oppressed, and I'm not going to make a judgment here as to whether the amount they pay in income tax is fair or not. But those on the lower end of the payers may be oppressed, and I don't know enough about them to make that judgment either.

However I repeat, could Steyn actually believe that it would solve anything by raising taxes on people who don't currently pay them? Of course not, unless he's lost it. More money raised only and always means more money spent. So maybe Steyn is as bitter as Cavuto, and like Cavuto, he appears to equate the non-payers with the takers. So about those statistics Rush presented…

75% don't want the rich to be taxed more. That's bad news for Cavuto because it means, at minimum, half of those he demonized (and probably a lot more) are on the side of the rich. That's what happens when idiots like Cavuto rush to judgment. And speaking of Rush, he didn't apologize for his role in the collective conservative rant.

Here's something else. People who don't pay income taxes think they already pay too much. And they're probably right. Rush let that go without much comment, but I started to think about it. 10% of our income goes to property taxes for which I get, at most, half the value that people with children get. And no one's ever thanked me for the non-negotiable subsidy.

And if a VAT were ever implemented, who'd be the hardest hit? People with fixed and low incomes, that's who. So maybe the Cavuto-Limbaugh-Steyn alliance will favor that?

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A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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7 Responses to Some Interesting Developments In Cavuto’s World

  1. TedWest says:

    Somebody up there hates me. OK, before we start reliving the good times, and if you have a few more words to spare, please tell me something that you've come to your senses about.

  2. Halliburton says:

    Dang it! I wrote more then that. Wonder what happend? Anyway, How have you been? And to answer your question, I've had a realization:
    We are, as a people, to fucking (can I say fucking?) dumb to even have a rational debate about anything.
    No will ever say no to a tax cut, a war, or a new entitlement. Republicnas have gone from smug and dismissive, to insane. Facts are now opinions. Obama passed a tax cut for 95% of Americans, but that is treated as an opinion and dismissed by Tea Baggers. I only wish that I could somehow profit from the stupidity of the Right wing talk Radio portion of the American people like FOX, Palin, Dick Army or the Tea Party Express guys.
    I find in my middle age I'm more and more Liberterain. You can never give the government or other Americans the benefit of the doubt because they will always shockingly disappoint you. Better to just smile and nod while I figure out a way to rip them off and then blame "liberals,socialists,commies,nazis, feminists, scientists, homosexuals and …etc"
    We don't solve problems in this country. We just complain and blame the wrong people. Republican Senators are voting against bills they co-sponserd, because Obama thought they were good ideas. I'm talikng about the Federal Debt Commision. It makes no sense, unless your point is NOT to solve problems, but just blame the other guys so you can get back into power and make the real money.
    So Ted, are you still a Republican? Who do you think could defeat Obama?Romney,Palin?
    I've lost all respect for McCain. He could not just go gently into that good night. He has shit on his own reputation and legacy

  3. TedWest says:

    Are you kidding, you can't even SPELL libertarian! Yet your spelling of vulgarities is perfect. Go figure.But that's the least of your worries. Because remember how nice I used to be to liberals/liberterains? Those days are over. And you're either as blind as a jackass or as dumb as a bat. Everything that makes no sense to you makes perfect sense.Other than that, things are fine. And I am not now, nor was I ever a Republican

  4. You are making sense- just don't despair chin up Ted as the man said: "I'd rather be right then be President."

  5. TedWest says:

    Thanks, I think. I'd rather be here than in Philadelphia!

  6. W C Fields' Tombstone: "I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia" LOL

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