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"Kopp the Custard Man

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"Kopp the Custard Man

Source Powerlineblog.com
June 26, 2010 Posted by John at 5:58 PM

"It doesn't have quite the snappy ring of "Joe the Plumber," but it will do. Earlier today Joe Biden was in Wisconsin, trying to help Russ Feingold salvage his Senate run, and he stopped at a frozen custard stand. When he asked the proprietor how much the custard cost, the proprietor answered, "Nothing, just lower our taxes." Here is the exchange:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzBzytYUdhk

Biden, of course, had no response. The last thing Joe Biden or any other Democrat intends to do is lower any taxpayer's bill. The longer the Dems govern, the more obvious it becomes that there is a stark and growing division between two categories of citizens with diametrically opposed economic interests: those who work in the private sector and those who are government employees. The Democrats are the party of the public employee unions. That sums them up in a nutshell; there isn't much more to be said about them.

This graph, courtesy of Veronique de Rugy at The Corner, depicts the contrast in these two groups' fortunes. Since the recession started, almost eight million private sector jobs have been lost. But no worries if you're a government employee; in the public sector, almost 600,000 jobs have been gained. We are experiencing a deep private sector recession, combined with a government boom:

******GRAPH ******

The Democrats' "stimulus" bill was a joke. Much of the money never has been spent, and most of what was spent went to state and local governments to subsidize the salaries of public employees, the Democratic Party's core constituency. Consequently, the public employee boom continued as the recession deepened.

If you are a government employee, you have little reason to favor tax cuts: taxes pay your salary. As confiscatory taxation and over-regulation strangle private enterprise, the government is presented with endless excuses to increase public employment as a supposed response to the crisis in the private sector. It is a vicious cycle, but one that inevitably comes to an end. The goose stops laying eggs, or, as Margaret Thatcher put it, eventually you run out of other people's money.

In the meantime, the sharp conflict we are experiencing between government and the private sector is almost enough to make a neo-Marxist out of me. We have an oppressive ruling class--the government and its foot-soldiers, members of AFSCME--and an exploited, subservient working class, those who toil in the private sector for wages that currently average only around one-half of what our ruling class, government employees, are paid. The tick, in other words, is now faring much better than the dog.

Workers of the private sector, arise! You can no longer afford to keep your public sector masters in the lavish style to which they have become accustomed.

UPDATE: Biden thought Kopp was being a "smartass" for suggesting that the Democrats should lower taxes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO13_tJ6x44

Everyone involved laughed it off, but a serious point lingered. A simple way to think about the Democratic Party is, you're the human being, they're the tapeworm. Yet they claim a weird sort of parasite's moral superiority over you: if you point out that they have their hand in your pocket, you're a "smartass." The Democratic Party needs to be torn, root and branch, from our public life."

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/06/026620.php

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Comments

1.
sully16Comment by sully16 - June 27, 2010, 4:02 pm
I'm to angry to make a sensible comment, I'm going to go mow jap69's lawn.
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konaneComment by konane - June 27, 2010, 4:17 pm
Thanks Sully! It's always nice to see the real 'them'. Powerline commentators seem to be taking a more hard line stance against our oppressive regime rather than delicately dancing through thinking people might take a hint. Been interesting watching that transformation.

On the other hand Neal Boortz (an attorney also) keeps saying to the effect ... 'see I told you so if they ever got in full control'. Neal was definitely ahead of the curve on this one.
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jarasanComment by jarasan - June 27, 2010, 8:33 pm
The irony is this: The money that Joey Plugs was to pay for the custard came from that custard owner! You see, we all pay for all of Joey Plugs and his cronies custard! Plugs has his entire adult life been on the govt. payroll, the one our taxes support. These people really pi$$ me off even on a Sunday night. Thanks Konane.
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konaneComment by konane - June 27, 2010, 8:45 pm
Thanks Jarasan! They irritate me too, think money grows on trees or pulled out of thin air.
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jarasanComment by jarasan - June 27, 2010, 8:51 pm
Konane you are too nice! They "KNOW EXACTLY" where the money comes from. They knowingly are stealing and plundering the US into the ground for their own enrichment and selfishness.   They can't go out and produce and earn, they just feed off of us..............fascist thieving vampires.
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sully16Comment by sully16 - June 27, 2010, 9:14 pm
Their greed and stupity will be the downfall for all of us. There are now more people on welfare then there are people paying taxes.
By the end of the summer the gulf states joblessness will skyrocket, and theres no telling how many small business owners will even qualify for unemployment or welfare.
What really irks me is all those people who filed claims and got money from BP, Are being required to pay immediate taxes, WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO APRIL 15TH. bP DIDN'T SET UP WITHHOLDING IT'S BEING TREATED LIKE 1099, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE UNTIL 4-15-11. tHEY ARE NOT DEDUCTING FOR FICA ,SS, STATE OR FED. TAX. THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SWOOP IN AND COLLECT TAXES THAT AREN'T DUE YET. GIANT PILES OF SH@T ALL OF THEM.........
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - June 27, 2010, 10:08 pm
The democratic party was bourne of a parasite, now the whole party are parasites which is what is clinging on to a pile of water-buffalo dung..    Vote them all OUT...!
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konaneComment by konane - June 27, 2010, 10:23 pm
Thanks Jarasan! I aware the talking heads in the party know where money comes from .... they're like buzzards waiting for something to die. I'm not sure all their constituents are as astute. ;-)
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konaneComment by konane - June 27, 2010, 10:25 pm
Thanks Sully! Their greed is what got us the government we now have.
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konaneComment by konane - June 27, 2010, 10:29 pm
Thanks Maddog! Yes vote them all out, and keep voting them all out. Clean house once and for all ..... we need to vote in a whole new group of people and watch them like hawks. Also we need to eliminate $pecial intere$t$ influence peddling.

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