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Why Are So Many Conservatives Liberal?

Written By:  |  Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011

            I can't understand why Americans talk conservative but vote liberal when it comes to government spending, until I read some of the nonsense that passes as thoughtful journalism in our nation's newspapers.

            Michael Gartner of USA Today is critical of a capital gains tax cut because, you guessed it, the rich benefit more than the poor and middle class. Of course they do. They make more money! Gartner, along with most politicians, views tax policy as punitive. It designed to punish. If the less prosperous can't have what a wealthy person has, then the wealthy person shouldn't have it either. When people claim the rich should be taxed move, where does that money go? It doesn't go in the pocket of those calling for higher taxes on the rich.

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