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Another Fine Moment in Republican Statesmanship



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Those of you who have criticized me for being soft on taxes may have a point: Back home, I’m something of a liberal:

A Lubbock County, Texas, judge, the panhandle county’s chief administrator, is asking for a tax increase to hire deputies for the inevitable civil war he believes would follow President Obama’s re-election.

The way he puts it, Judge 
Tom Head wants to prepare for the “worst”, which to him means “civil unrest, civil disobedience” and possible “civil war”, according to a report from Fox 34 Lubbock.

Judge Tom Head and Commissioner 
Mark Heinrich told the station this week that a 1.7 cent tax increase for the next fiscal year was necessary to prepare for many contingencies, including Obama’s re-election. He also mentioned to the station that the county needs a pay increase is needed for the district attorney’s office and more funds to pay for more sheriff’s office deputies.

He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the (United Nations), and what is going to happen when that happens?” Head asked the station during a Monday interview. “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.”

Wrote a local columnist: “His words border on sedition, the incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.” That’s the good part, of course — but an unnecessary tax increase? The budget’s already balanced.


Tags: General Shenanigans


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