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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Victor David Hanson on Tokenism

With the intitials VD, you just know the guy understands about serious ailments.

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/338958/age-tokenism-victor-davis-hanson

 

I don't agree with all of what he writes about, especially the wisdom of keeping forces in Iraq and Afghaniston, but the following paragraph is spot on:

 

Note that the war is not between the easily caricatured 1 percent, who pay almost 40 percent of aggregate federal income taxes, and the put-upon 99 percent; rather, it is a far more messy fight between the struggling 53 percent who pay income tax and mostly do not receive food stamps, unemployment insurance, or disability coverage, and the 47 percent who do not pay income tax and are more likely to receive state and federal assistance.