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Republicans, patriotism means more than saluting the flag,
It means shared sacrifice.

Republicans would rather have China buy America
than reach into their own pockets to save the US.

In fact when Biden said that raising taxes would
be the Patriotic thing to do to save America from
this fate, McCain and Palin laughed at this and
ridiculed such actions.

Why should the Rich, who have gotten tax cuts
for years while the middle class received virtually none;
expect to sacrifice now for the good of the country.

Why should the Rich, who work on wall street and
are now being bailed out by main street, pay the
same tax rate as working class Americans?

It is OK to ask a small portion
of the country to fight an unending war with multiple
and longer deployments, but not OK to ask the wealthy
to pay the same tax rate as working middle class Americans
or the soldiers being deployed?

It is OK for Americans to give up their individual civil rights for
the hope of protection from terrorist threats, but not OK to ask
the wealthiest Americans to help PAY for the protection?

It is OK for the overtaxed and overworked struggling middle
class to bail out wall street and save the wealthiest Americans
THEIR jobs after outsourcing millions of middle class jobs,
but it is not OK to ask them to help pay for the bail out.

OK now I understand Republican patriotism, Me first, fuck helping
the country, but salute the flag!

Originally posted to VirtualTruth on Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 03:45 PM PDT.

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