Friday, August 31, 2007

Death and Taxes

One of the big differences I've noticed between "(the people who pretend to be)conservatives" and 'liberals:'

"(The people who pretend to be) conservatives" pay taxes, complain about not getting appropriate services for their investment, and come to the conclusion that the way to fix the problem is to pay less taxes. It's as if they just enjoy the crappy services.

'Liberals' pay taxes, complain about not getting appropriate services for their investment, and come to the conclusion that the people delivering the unacceptable services need to do their jobs better. Then we get called out for "whining" and "blaming" people who are doing crappy jobs.

Just an observation.

On the note of paying taxes and not recieving services, here's a modest proposal: New Orleanians and their 'liberal' allies will stop complaining about the federal government not maintaining the levees if and only if the Texans and their "(make believe) conservative" allies stop complaining about the federal government not maintaining the integrity of the United States' border with Mexico.

I mean, that's only fair, isn't it? Two locations, two federally maintained walls, neither of which hold back the thing the wall was created to keep out in the first place. We'll stop "whining" when you do, Houston. How about it?

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Well?

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(I didn't think so.)

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2 comments:

Dante said...

And I see things a bit differently. Conservatives tend to see the government fail a task 50 times and think, "You know what, I'll bet they fail that 51st time."

Liberals on the other hand think, "Well the first 50 times times things didn't work out but this time gosh darn it, we're going to make it work."

I'm not saying the government fails at task they try but there are some they're particularly bad at and I'd prefer to spend my money elsewhere instead of dumping it down a futile rat hole.

And I have a counter proposal. Build your own wall with whatever money you can get by asking (not forcing) and ask Texas to build their own wall in the same manner. They only condition I'd insist on is not letting the government interfere with the respective projects. No whining about environmental impacts or anything like that. I'd wager that New Orleans would have a lot easier time funding their project.

sophmom said...

Exactly. Great post.