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    (Original post by Socrates)
    No they haven't.
    and again.
    Yes he has.

    The first link covers a hypotethical future tax increase. The second implies that increased prices for government services counts as a tax increase, which is a socialist viewpoint.

    Bush cut taxes by 1.3 trillion as soon as he came to office, which was opposed by the Democrats.

    I suggest you look up 'respect'

    And also take a look at this.
    PATRIOT Act doesn't really affect the average American. Admittedly, I would prefer that it hadn't been passed, but it was supported by both parties anyway.
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    (Original post by ms500)
    Yes he has.

    The first link covers a hypotethical future tax increase. The second implies that increased prices for government services counts as a tax increase, which is a socialist viewpoint.

    Bush cut taxes by 1.3 trillion as soon as he came to office, which was opposed by the Democrats.
    Stealth tax is still tax for the average citizen. Semantic debates are not fun, so lets not turn this into one. Tax cuts for the rich help a tiny proportion of society.


    PATRIOT Act doesn't really affect the average American. Admittedly, I would prefer that it hadn't been passed, but it was supported by both parties anyway.
    That isn't the point. The constitution has been changed, and it was done by a Republican President.
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    (Original post by ms500)
    I don't consider the US to be foreign, or Canada or Australia for that matter.

    They are mostly of British descent, and are more similar to us than you would think. The differences are superficial.
    The ethnic composition and ancestry of the US population is totally different to Canada and Australia.
    There are more people of German descent in the US than British, just to give you an idea.
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    (Original post by London271)
    McCain is an old man - although I like Palin! I still think Obama should become president! We need America to have a Democrat run Government - The Republicans obviously have not done a great job.

    American Politics are so much more interesting than the UK
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    (Original post by Socrates)
    Stealth tax is still tax for the average citizen. Tax cuts for the rich help a tiny proportion of society.
    Most Americans are better off under Bush than they were under Clinton.

    That isn't the point. The constitution has been changed, and it was done by a Republican President.
    Obama wants to wipe out the right to bear arms, so how is he different?
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    The ethnic composition and ancestry of the US population is totally different to Canada and Australia.
    There are more people of German descent in the US than British, just to give you an idea.
    That's irrelevant, they are all former colonies and built on traditional British principles.

    People of German descent assimilated into the dominant culture.
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    (Original post by ms500)
    Most Americans are better off under Bush than they were under Clinton.
    Source?

    Obama wants to wipe out the right to bear arms, so how is he different?
    You're missing the point again. You claimed the Republicans respected the constitution, which I demonstrated to be false.

    And none of my posts have said I particularly want Obama to be president, so I'd appreciate if you avoided the assumptions.
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    :rofl: Such an accurate description, one that I was thinking earlier actually, you just put it into words for me.
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    (Original post by ms500)
    That's irrelevant, they are all former colonies and built on traditional British principles.

    People of German descent assimilated into the dominant culture.
    Care to name a few?
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    (Original post by ms500)
    What is 'obvious'? The Republicans have kept taxes low, prevented any further terrorist action in the US, while at the same time respecting the constitution.

    Obama is un-american, he doesn't care much for its founding principles and wants the government to be balls-deep in people's lives.
    Ah **** off, he has America best in interest
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    (Original post by ms500)
    That's irrelevant, they are all former colonies and built on traditional British principles.

    People of German descent assimilated into the dominant culture.
    Britain's modern day culture is influenced more by the US than they are by ours.
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    Send them Tony Blair.
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    (Original post by Socrates)
    Care to name a few?
    Freedom of speech, religion, and the press; the Free market; capitalism; democracy; conservatism; etc.

    None of these apply to modern day Britain, but they used to be our defining principles.
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    (Original post by Student2806)
    Britain's modern day culture is influenced more by the US than they are by ours.
    I disagree. The modern day US is built on principles that we used to value, before we went to the dogs.
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    (Original post by Van der Zak)
    Ah **** off, he has America best in interest
    His leftist beliefs are incompatible with American tradition.
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    (Original post by ms500)
    Freedom of speech, religion, and the press; the Free market; capitalism; democracy; conservatism; etc.
    Other than conservatism, all of those values are still respected and held true by most people in this country.
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    Same train, different driver. Who cares?
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    (Original post by This Is Not A Username)
    Other than conservatism, all of those values are still respected and held true by most people in this country.
    No they're not; we have laws that conflict with free speech ('Incitement to racial & religious hatred'), and the government has a socialist, anti-wealth, anti-motorist economic policy and high taxes.

    And too much other stuff to list.
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    (Original post by ms500)
    Freedom of speech, religion, and the press; the Free market; capitalism; democracy; conservatism; etc.

    None of these apply to modern day Britain, but they used to be our defining principles.
    If you opened your curtains and looked out into the real world, you'll find that all of these still apply to Britain. And every other developed nation I might add, not just our former colonies.
 
 
 
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