fadedpsychosis wrote: Night Strike wrote:
bedub1 wrote:When rMoney states that he won't lower taxes on the rich, but his plan clearly does this, should he be disqualified from the election?
He clearly said in the debate that he wouldn't lower the share of taxes paid by the riches, which means the overall percentage of taxes paid by the rich. That is achieved by closing deductions and/or capping them.
By the way, why do you only name Romney in your post as a liar? What about the lies Obama has told about Libya, just to name one?
and let's not forget W with weapons of mass descruction in iraq, and clinton about having sex with that woman... I honestly can't think of a president that hasn't lied about something, much less your run of the mill politician... if we had to arrest every politician who lied we'd probably have more politicians than murderers in jail, and fewer politicians left in govt. than janitors...
Sorry but prisons are reserved for serious crimes like smoking a joint and getting angry in a bar and punching someone in the face.
There may be some truth to Eddie Izzard's stand-up routine. You talks about serial killers and one-time murderers. Boo hiss! Evil men, throw them in jail. But if you kill > 6 million people like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot have done, then... he jokingly congratulated them on how impressive that was. Politicians can enable mass killings, but most tend to not view them as the direct causes of the deaths. This may be why people get upset when you tell them that American President So-and-So should be tried for war crimes (for killing innocent civilians, invading 2 countries, bombing so-and-so, supporting terrorists at place X, etc.).
I blame it on nationalism to explain the general public's lack of demand for justice here, but more importantly it's the rules of the game for politicians. The institution in which they operate does not hold them accountable (sorry, PLAYER, voting is ineffective). It's the "who watches the watchman" problem.