Our Government is a Panoply of Historical Figures!

24 Nov

From the teabag crowd who endorsed local candidates in the last election:

You are a government of the government, by the government, for the government. You have perverted all ideals put forth by your creators.

You are now a combination of Robin Hood, Dracula, Adolph Hitler, Attila the Hun, Marie Antoinette, and Karl Marx.

Gosh, all because the working poor and middle class should have an easier time getting health insurance, and current policyholders are to be treated more fairly.

Give thanks on Thursday that you’re not completely deluded.

20 Responses to “Our Government is a Panoply of Historical Figures!”

  1. Ward November 24, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    Keep up the good work.
    The Pelosi-Reid 4,000-page plan for “affordable”, “universal” government regulated health care is now down to 38% approval among voters–and is opposed by 70% of unaffiliated voters.
    Care to start over with something real, or would that make one a “Teabagger”?

  2. realbuff November 24, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    the issue is cost, not access. Everyone has access. The Government created the mess by limiting competition among other things. Now they want to own the entire process. That should make your blood boil.

    • Eric Saldanha November 24, 2009 at 10:37 am #

      “Everyone has access…”

      How so? Do you mean the ER?

      • Mike In WNY November 24, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

        Medicare, medicaid, Health NY and Family Health Plus – all programs for those who won’t take care of themselves and want to rely on others. In some cases, there is actual need, but that could easily be taken care of voluntarily in a sensible system instead of breeding people to sponge of the system.

      • Alan Bedenko November 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

        instead of breeding people to sponge of the system.

        Breeding: did you really intend to use that particular word?

    • Byron November 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

      Ah yes, the “let charities care for the poor” plan. That worked so well in Victorian England, let’s try it here. As for “breeding people to sponge of the system” – that clarifies your views nicely. Thanks.

  3. Chris from OP November 24, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    “You are now a combination of Robin Hood, Dracula, Adolph Hitler, Attila the Hun, Marie Antoinette, and Karl Marx.”

    Really?  Obviously government is more like a combination of Frankenstein’s Monster, Mister Rogers, Jenna Jameson, Ho Chi Minh, King George III, and Speedy Gonzales.

    But the real question is, who would win in a fight?

    • Alan Bedenko November 24, 2009 at 10:59 am #

      I was thinking government was a combination of Popeye, Charlemagne, the Chinese guy who sold the Mogwai, Shelly Silver, a ball of lint, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Hirohito, Juan, but not Eva, Peron, and tube socks.

      But that’s just me.

  4. Chris Smith November 24, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    See, i like to picture government in a tuxedo t-shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I’m here to party.

  5. Byron November 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    “You have chosen to pit; man against man, those whom have ability
    against those have none, those whom have wealth, against those whom
    wish wealth, the lazy against industrious, and the ignorant against
    the learned.”

    Down with those whom have ability!

  6. Hank November 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Actually, if Bryon could get out of his diapers long enough to read AMERICAN History, most all of the social services in this country in the 19th Century were funded by millionaire’s philanthropy, or by religious organizations who were funded by the philanthropy of the public. The people looked at as the Robber Barons by today’s liberals were the people who donated money (Not for a tax write off as there was no income tax in the 1800’s) to open hospitals, fund soup kitchens, etc…..THEY ALSO PROVIDED MOST OF THE JOBS—NOT THE GOVERNMENT—-Who is the biggest employer in the city of Buffalo? Answer: CITY OF BUFFALO. Who’s the biggest employer in Erie County? Answer: ERIE COUNTY—You wanted it, you got it—How’s it working out??

    Why the rich folks gave away the millions they did is speculative, possibly to assuage their guilt at being so wealthy, perhaps they actually cared about their fellow man. Humans have feelings, governments do not. Only in the 20th Century did it become popular thought for philanthropy to be part of GOVERNMENT, not private policy. You asked for it, ya got it. How’s it working out?

  7. Byron November 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Hey hank if I read American history as you suggest will I learn such things as, there was no income tax in the 1800s, dumb-ass?

    • Hank November 24, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

      Byron—How long did that tax last? Till the end of the war, Dumbass—-The Internal Revenue Act was made law by Democrat President Wilson in 1917—and it was to be “TEMPORARY”, just as the act of 1862 was—-Look back in your in-accurate Wikipedia page and find out when the Bureau of Internal Revenue was created—-It wasn’t in the 19th Century—- Now shut up sonny, the grown-ups are talking, OK?

    • Byron November 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

      1. You said there was no income tax in the 1800s. Wrong
      2. The 1862 income tax wasn’t repealed until 1872 – not “when the war ended”, as you claimed. Wrong again.
      3. The Bureau of Internal Revenue WAS created by the 1862 act. Three strikes and you’re out, chump.

    • Byron November 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

      Oh and if the Wiki article is “in-accurate” in any way, let’s hear exactly how, fool.

  8. Mike Walsh November 24, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    “Gosh, all because the working poor and middle class should have an easier time getting health insurance, and current policyholders are to be treated more fairly.”

    I think that article was addressing a lot more than the current health care bill..uh… swindle…uh..debate. Read Samuelson’s editorial in the News today about how swell the new bill is..

  9. Jon Splett November 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    I like how they lump Robin Hood into that list.

    You guys do know he was stealing back tax money, right? Isn’t that kind of right up your bat shit crazy alley?

  10. Byron November 24, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

    I’m surprised that scoundrel Bob Cratchit isn’t on the list as well. Rebmann could have written that gem, if he could write: Cratchit’s “breeding” habits would have been prominently mentioned.

    • Jon Splett November 24, 2009 at 8:17 pm #

      I read that the other day and reminded myself why I shouldn’t even bother to try and listen to the Ron Paul crowd…

  11. Mike Walsh November 25, 2009 at 12:29 am #

    Byron reads Mises? What is this world coming to?

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