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The Only Thing Republicans Would Be Willing to Raise Taxes For? Civil War


You know the drill. Republicans hate taxes with a Capital H. They won't raise taxes to develop and/or upgrade critical infrastructure. They won't raise taxes to fund two costly foreign wars. So under what circumstances would a Republican ever call for raising taxes (other than taxes on poor people, that is)?

It's simple: Rebellion! Specifically to fund a civil war if President Obama is re-elected:

Lubbock County Judge Tom Head and Commissioner Mark Heinrich went into great detail Monday night on FOX 34 News @ Nine about why it is necessary to raise the tax rate by 1.7 cents the next fiscal year. [...]

Judge Head said he and the county must be prepared for many contingencies, one that he particularly fears, is if President Obama is reelected.

“He's going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN, and what is going to happen when that happens?,”Head asked.

“I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.["]

Yeah. You read that right. The threat of a second term for Obama is the only reason raising taxes is justified, because, you know, Obama plans to hand the country over to the UN. I can't wait for him to claim he was just making a really funny joke us poor stupid liberals don't have the intelligence to understand. Then again, he sounds awfully serious to me.

Do you ever get the feeling that there is a not insignificant number of people out there that are itching to declare open season on Democrats, liberals, and any non-white, non-conservative Christians they can put between the cross hairs of their hunting rifles? I think Judge Head qualifies as one of the people who'd love to see a group of his fellow nutcases do just that. Certainly, as an elected Republican official, he has no qualms talking about it.

And isn't it ironic he wants to justify tax increases that his county obviously needs by waving the bogeyman of Obama in front of the noses of the people who voted to elect him and his fellow Gopers? So, thanks Judge Head for speaking up. Nice to know what you and other Republicans think is a good reason to increase taxes. Lexington and Concord, indeed.

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Posted at August 23, 2012, 6:07am

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