We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hope in and Change for ... the worse. Governments need to learn that cutting taxes increases tax revenues and raising taxes axes jobs. Its very simple. So in a recession your gonna do what?! Yeah, I thought so, you are always all over the 'wrong thing' to do.
Maybe it's because I'm a mean bastard, but I look at that drawing of New Yorkers and see people who went for Obama by about a 90-10 ratio. And I think, "Up yer ass you smug liberal bastards. You got exactly what you wanted, and I hope the higher taxes make your eyes bleed, and the crummy health care we're about to get makes the other end of you bleed."
When I was younger, I used to think that it was important to save people from themselves. Now I realize that you can't, and the best thing you can do is let them feel the full effects of their folly, in the hopes that maybe they learn something from it. New York asked for Obama, voting for him overwhelmingly. They went a long way toward inflicting the socialist SOB on us, so it only seems fair that they should suffer for it. I hope it hurts plenty, and I hope the people in the other Blue enclaves experience similar distress and maybe learn from it - though I'm not holding my breath on that latter wish.
I must agree with you there Jim. They made the bed and now they have to sleep in it. I am kinda insulated from most of this tax stuff right now by living overseas (read low wages, but by choice I'm not complaining). Man how many years has Mr. O been in office now? It seems like two terms!
I dunno. New York City and to a degree the state have created an odd wealth distribution. As I understand, they have a higher representation of very wealthy people and a higher representation of the poor and near destitute. The tax policies have driven out many of the middle class. The very wealthy feel the taxes but not as all that painful -- they cut their investing but not necessarily their lifestyles. The poor aren't paying the taxes anyway. As a result, I suspect, the dominant voters aren't yet realizing the affect of electing tax-spend-nanny-fascist politicians.