Taxpayers Versus Tax Consumers
In a recent blog post, Amnesty To Boost Obamacare Costs – And Drudge Reports!!!, VDARE.com`s Patrick Cleburne wrote:
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Interestingly, in a November 18, 2012 entry, Is Rush Limbaugh`s Country Gone?, at the New York Times`s political blog, Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall had written:
In broader terms, the political confrontation pits taxpayers, who now form the core of the center-right coalition, against tax consumers who form the core of the center-left.
So Edsall, although missing (or omitting) the racial angle, was saying something quite complementary to Cleburne`s point.
The Edsall quote is useful both because of its frankness and because it appeared where it appeared, i.e. in what Peter Gadiel has termed [link] “the chief house organ of the Democratic Party.” (In that same VDARE.com article, Gadiel discussed a notable earlier instance of Edsall`s frankness.)
National-Question patriots would do well to add this recent Edsall statement to their treasuries of memorable and useful quotes. Then remember to use it strategically in political discussions, letters-to-the-editor, et cetera.
Vocabulary note: An even more vivid expression than Edsall`s “tax consumers” is “tax eaters.”