Comment: That's very typical actually.

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That's very typical actually.

Several people (non Paul suppoters) I have spoken with admit that they like and respect Ron Paul, but they are actually afraid of Ron's radical policy changes OR they see that Paul doesn't have a chance and say they will vote for whomever the Republican candidate is because they hate Obama. They don't understand the game.
I suppose your dad won't vote for Gary Johnson because he also doesn't stand a chance and your dad would rather try to get Obama out of office rather than vote on principle.

I realize that debt doesn't exactly correlate to immediate taxes, but this chart is telling: http://leftcoastvoices.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/natl_debt...
It looks like the Republicans run up the debt, and the democrats come in and raise taxes to try to be responsible and control the debt.
Of course neither party ever cuts things.
The biggest source of debt that doesn't really help anyone aside from the military contractors is the military industrial complex.

The reason your dad's taxes are so high is because everyone votes for the sellout in an effort to get rid of a slightly worse sellout. Big government lackeyes = big taxes and big debt. Until the nation realizes that, he is going to have high taxes +/- a couple thousand.

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”