Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother me ... Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the government rather than one requiring the government to regularly write checks to us-say, because we are disabled or unemployed.
We are on the precipice of a crisis, a Constitutional crisis. The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic, are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote, you don't get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing, it's almost a temper tantrum.
Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. ... What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.
If your party serves the powerful and well-funded interests, and there's no limit to what you can spend, you have a permanent, structural advantage. We're averaging fifty-dollar checks in our campaign, and trying to ward off these seven- or eight-figure checks on the other side. That disparity is pretty striking, and so are the implications. In many ways, we're back in the Gilded Age. We have robber barons buying the government.
It is hard for us to admit we have a sin nature because we live in this system of checks and balances. If we get caught, we will be punished. But that doesn't make us good people; it only makes us subdued. Just think about the Congress and Senate and even the president. The genius of the American system is not freedom; the genius of the American system is checks and balances. Nobody gets all the power. Everybody is watching everybody else. It is as if the founding fathers knew, intrinsically, that the soul of man, unwatched, is perverse.
Our system of government is one of checks and balances. It requires compromise.. compromise between the Executive and the Parliament, compromise between one House and another, compromise between the States and the Commonwealth and compromise between groups of persons with legitimate interests and other groups with other legitimate interests. There is room for compromise.. indeed demand for it.. in a system of checks and balances.
Dee checks to make sure his mic is turned off. 'It's not about common sense.' Dee surveys the crowd with some pride. Dum also checks to make sure his mic is off. 'It's not about logic or practicality or anything that makes a remote amount of sense.' He sports a wide grin. 'That's the whole point of a talent show, ' says Dee, doing a spin onstage. 'It's illogical, chaotic, stupid, and a whole hell of a lot of fun.' Dee nods to Dum. 'It's what sets us apart from monkeys. What other species puts on talent shows?
YOU'RE NOT BLOODY SWAB PARADISE YOU'RE GOLDEN STARS LICKED TO STICK A WORLD WITH FROGS AND MAGIC TRICKS FLOATING LOGS AND SCISSOR KICKS AND LEMONADE AND SWEATY SEX HUG ME LIKE I GAVE YOU CHECKS YOU KISS ME LIKE THE UPPER CRUST TELL ME THINGS TO MAKE ME BLUSH CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE, BON VOYAGE A SOUVENIR GARAGE A MELODY TO MAKE ME SMILE NOT THAT YOU'VE BEEN GONE A WHILE A PURPLE MEDAL EIGHTH PLACE BACKLIT IN A TROPHY CASE SIGN THAT SAYS "FOR LITTLE ACE" SUPPORTIVE LIKE AN ANKLE BRACE NOT BLOODY COTTON SWABS AND LIES STOLEN CHECKS AND EMPTY EYES YOU'RE A COUNTY FAIR IN JULY CANADIAN FIELD OF WILD RYE YOU KISS ME LIKE POTTED PLANTS BITE ME LIKE FIRE ANTS TOUCH ME LIKE AN OLD STAMP OLIVE OIL AND SEVEN LAMPS NOT STOLEN CASH I'LL PAY YOU BACK BLOODY PARADISE ATTACK YOUR SUNDAY AT THE PUPPY TRACK TIME TO TAKE THE LONG WAY BACK SWEET AS THE APPLE OF PERU THE INKLINGS OF THE EASTERN SIOUX NOT BLOODY COTTON SWABS AND LIES STOLEN CHECKS AND EMPTY EYES BUT RATHER...
Buck 65 Remix