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Rachel Maddow Does Another Blistering Piece on Mitt Romney

Romney was called "FiFi" when he was Gov. because instead of raising taxes, he called everything a "Fee". Romney wanted to charge a $100 fee to the mentally retarded to determine if they were mentally retarded. Romney wanted to charge $50 for Tuberculosis tests and an extra $400 if you tested positive. Romney wanted to charge blind people $10 to prove they were blind and an extra $15 for a photo ID of them saying they were blind.

Rachel in top form tonight:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#48683731



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Fabulous!

I LOVE fees. Fees, by definition, are not required or mandated. One has the option of paying them or not, depending on whether you want the service.

Of course, if the payment is for something that is mandated to be obtained, such as a business licence for a business, then that's bad. There should always be multiple sources for the service, and the fee should be paid only for a service that is wanted.

I did not watch her, but it sounds like she's mad that we weren't extorted to pay for these fees to benefit others. It's amazing how surprised some statists are that government must be paid for by somebody.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

some of you zombies actually have obama as second choice

after paul.. ridiculous.. guess too many of you still live on a dole

1. Paul 2. Stay home and

1. Paul
2. Stay home and don't participate in the scheme

But I sympathize with Obama as number 2 since if you feel compelled to vote (which I do not) then you might as well guess which president will result in less war and preside over a collapsing economy.

I hope you are not insinuating Romney as number 2 because of that feeling of hope that electing someone new will be magical.

Not sure why Maddow gets so

Not sure why Maddow gets so much attention here. She is not an ally. She goes after Ron Paul too. She is just playing the left card to mock republicans. If she was more like Jon Stewart, yes, but she is not. She is the Hannity of the left.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

I'm not sure why you're not sure

"I did not watch her, but it sounds like ...", blah, blah, blah,...Dear IMiss, if I may say kindly; you really did miss this by a long shot.

Liberty supports dissent whenever anyone raises an on-point protest; but sadly, Liberty is often misunderstood this way also.

We must courageously stand within the strength of our convictions; or else find ourselves faltering behind our own weak compromises.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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Still waiting for her blistering honesty on Obama

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Here You Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P9zRBGPR8o

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A very polite wrist slap that didn't overly offend her

Progressive base nor her DNC employers. Let me know when she does a real blistering attack on O's wars, debt complicity, corporatism, full-scale onslaught against ALL civil liberties, police state, murderous drug wars etc etc etc etc DURING THE CAMPAIGN SEASON.

She's skillful and may have a molecule of heart, but she's a paid shill.

what he said!!

what he said!!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Because of her known persuasions and articulation skills

Love her or hate her, Maddow is as transparent as Hannity; but her abilities in phrasing and passionate delivery are usually better than his at persuading those who lean toward her way of thinking.

Just because Rachael doesn't serve our views directly doesn't mean that her reporting ought to be disregarded out of hand, does it? Often we learn from critical banter better than friendly reporting. When we consider Maddow's circle of influence, it helps to gather from talking points, the direction left propaganda is being aimed to affect.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Users fees are better than

Users fees are better than across the board taxes, and Maddow doesnt seem to understand that. What she highlighted more than anything were reasons government shouldn't be involved in health care or building codes or health services. Of course, she doesn't realize that, either.

Can't say that ALWAYS true.

I agree that users fees ARE better than across the board taxes. However, there should not be any confusion that fees are indeed taxes. So to claim that "I didn't raise taxes" while he was raising fees all over the place is quite disingenuous. Fees can be (and ususally are) are better method of taxation than income or sales tax b/c it taxes directly the people that are volutarily using some govnt service. At least that's the idea. The taxes that Maddow was referring to, however, were quite different. It seems as though he was targeting disabled individuals who were being taxed b/c of things that were beyond their control. That is not fair. Its a political ploy to ensure that you are not taxing the voting majority. User fees can and should be used in lew of income or sales tax for people that engage in public sector transactions WILLINGLY. There is a difference. But both are still forms of taxation.

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as 'free enterprise.' I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live..." - Robert A. Taft

Agree

Agree

I don't think you understood the sick cruelty Romney was

trying to force on helpless handicapped people. He undoubtedly is a fan of Eugenics. And it's too late to to B_ and moan about Govt. being in healthcare. They are there and aren't going anywhere, no matter how much the people don't want it.

I'm not defending Romney or

I'm not defending Romney or his stupid fee ideas.. Im sayingI firmly believe people with special needs would be WAY better off if they formed groups outside of government to treat, aid, educate the public, seek innovation, seek donations, etc...

To deride fees vs taxing all is not a good thing to insinuate.

And, no, it's not too late.

It's too late ?

So I just need to accept the gioverment overreach and shut up. Is that what you mean?

BTW- who cares what maddow has too say. State media players will cover topics that appeal to people across the political spectrum at times Just becuase the covered this doent change the fact is she is a lying whore of the state media machine.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

And the abortion issue is another useless polititical topic.

Roe v. Wade was passed and it's not going anywhere. These are issues politicians use to pander to their base and nothing will come of it.

Partisan blisterers

Rachel blisters Mittens. Drudge and O'Reilly (spit!) blister Obama. It's just what they do. They are all correct when they blister. When they coo about their POS (party of selection), not so much.

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divide

& conquer

You're right,she blasts

You're right,she blasts Romney...but I sure would like her better if she did the same to Obama, it's not like he's pure as the driven snow either. Look at all the wonderful destruction he's accomplished in the last 3 years.

just sayin'...

(and maybe she has and I missed it - I do not have cable TV, I only watch her when y'all post these pieces...)

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+1 Point.

"but I sure would like her better if she did the same to Obama, it's not like he's pure as the driven snow either."

Indeed.

E.g.,

http://www.dailypaul.com/249236/obama-s-unprecedented-lie

among legions of others.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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She Has, On Indefinite Detention

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P9zRBGPR8o

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Now THAT'S more like it!

Now THAT'S more like it! Thanks for posting the link, Alliance!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Romney, Gingrich, Santorum

They're all thugs.

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You forgot:murderers or executioners

You forgot:

murderers or executioners, bigots or sociopaths, and...

despicable ungrateful or debasers of their heritage :

"People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."

-- Edmund Burke

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