Here’s a cool trick I learned at Ft. Benning’s Infantry School a few hundred years ago. Attack your enemies, not your allies. That helpful hint totally increases your odds of victory.
Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (Republicanish - MI) never learned that lesson. He just had to release his own tax reform plan, no doubt in response to a groundswell of enthusiasm among his K Street sycophants.
His plan cuts the home mortgage and charitable deductions while slapping a surtax on the earnings of successful people. Good thinking. Shaft the folks who saved up to buy homes, give money to conservative causes, and worked hard all their lives – and who vote for GOP candidates. You couldn’t screw Republicans more effectively if you put a special surtax on people who own guns, support themselves and love America.
Wait, I hope I didn’t give him any ideas.
The only guy who likes this insanity is Obamacare failure-denier Harry Reid, who took time away from hassling cancer patients to applaud Camp’s footie firing squad.
If our enemies like something, that’s a solid indicator that we shouldn’t be promoting it.
Here’s what a GOP tax reform idea should look like. Let’s cut rates on people who actually contribute to society to 15% and pay for it by eliminating anything not found in the Constitution. This basically means stopping every program that takes money from people who work and gives it to the deadbeat Democrat-voting losers who refuse to.
It’s simple, fair, and most of all it hurts the kind of parasites who elect dillweeds like Harry Reid.
We should not have been offended when Obama told his allies that he would reward their friends and punish their enemies. That’s what politicians are supposed to do. I’m unclear why we should be reluctant to implement policies that favor our hard-working supporters at the expense of the freeloading chiselers who make up the ever-bulkier bulk of the Democrat voting base.
Republicans, to their credit, greeted Camp’s brainstorm with the same level of enthusiasm that would greet Lena Dunham’s surprise appearance at a Spring Break bikini contest.
Still, too often we see Dudley Do-Wrongs like Paul Ryan blathering on about how important it is to finally rein in the excessive pension COLAs we give to those fat cat military retirees.
You know, the ones who used to generally vote Republican. And don’t even get me started on the GOP’s fence-free immigration reform suicide pact.