Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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As a New Hampshire native, I can assure you they practice the most unusual libertarian politics in the country. The only widespread tax is the property tax (highest in the US) and a tax on business profits, no trickle-down shit going on there, they go right for the money. Otherwise, the state has a monopoly on liquor sales, which they sell so cheap half of the Northeast drives there every Friday night to take on a load which is sold pretty much on the side of the highway, they hold a monopoly on gambling, and they tax the shit out of cigarettes, fine the crap out of you for just about anything, - all of this is how they squeeze the poor. Tourists get the ass jam good, they tax the crap out of hotels and resturants, rental cars and airlines, and the toll roads are free coming into the state, but higher than a kite going out. No income tax. No sales tax. The rich get screwed and the poor enjoy blowing their money on sin, which in turn flows into the state coffers. In other words, it's a state run by guys just like me.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
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Last edited by FeelTheLove; 11-18-2008 at 12:33 PM.