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But don't think they, those in government, are done. They'll be back, using some other trumped up excuse, with more "rulings" from leash dog judges, as their "justification" for whatever they plan to do. And don't forget their minions in the various unions, ACORN or OFA offices, or brain-dead students who have been told they can "make a difference". We can no longer assume that a "victory" is final.
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The Lesson of Dunkirk

Kicker2 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:34 AM
Mr. Sowell is exactly right..... if you have a leadership who will fight when the odds are better. The problem Conservatives face right now is that Republican Establishment politicians won't fight now, or anytime in the future. They like things the way they are, and are not going to upset the apple cart by doing something strange, like limiting government, should they find themselves in power. The tactics of Cruz and other staunch Conservatives aren't aimed so much at defeating Democrats today as they are at displacing the Republican leadership, so we have people who will fight tomorrow, when the odds of winning are better. Britain didn't defeat Germany with Chamberlain.... they kicked him out and put Churchill into office. Cruz is working to help find a "Churchill" for Conservatives!!
Interesting. So, Huckabee shouldn't run because religious bigots (and I include atheists in that group) won't support him. Seems like an excellent reason to run, and start with the slogan, "Don't be a bigot, Support Huckabee". And anyone who says a single word against Huckabee should be labeled, loudly and repeatedly, as a bigot. (And no, the truth doesn't matter. This is politics and such a claim is just as valid as those used by those who would attack Huckabee for his Christianity)
People who support other tax systems, like the VAT, the Flat Income Tax, or Financial Transaction Taxes, often attack the FairTax because they realize it is the one tax reform proposal that is "ready to go", with research to support it, some members of Congress already supporting it, and a broad base of support with the public. It isn't that they dislike the FairTax..... they fear it!!
You're absolutely right about spending, but one of the problems is that Congress has been too successful at "hiding" all the money they take through a maze of taxation. One of the advantages of the FairTax is that is puts all the taxes in one place, on the retail sales receipt, so the public can see exactly what is being taken from them. The expectation is that once people know how much they are losing to the federal government, they will be more motivated to punish politicians that are spending so much. This will be particularly true for the poor since, under the current system, they pay a bevy of "hidden" taxes without knowing it. Under the FairTax, they'll see them and, I expect, get very angry!!
Mr. Adler is reaching way out into fantasy land in order to try and support his irrational antipathy towards the FairTax. Trying to link Obamacare, with over 2,000 pages of legislation, to the FairTax, with less than 150, is quite a stretch. And, unlike the Obamacare, with the FairTax, you'll know exactly what to expect. Not only because it is so simple, but because supporters of the FairTax spent more than $25 million studying the potential effects of the FairTax before it was even proposed. Research that is free and open to the public. Mr. Adler seems quite focused on the concept of the Prebate as a potential "entitlement", and that isn't totally unreasonable. But what he is missing is the fundamental change in the relationship between the federal government and the People embodied in the FairTax. The Prebate, as a refund of all taxes paid on purchases below the poverty level, actualizes the fundamental concept that People come before government. That individuals have the right, and responsibility, to take care of themselves before government bureaucrats and politicians start taking their wages and wealth. This is a scary concept for many, and quite different from normal power grabbing by government. The FairTax, and the Prebate, actually empower individuals over government. A simple, but radical idea, and one Mr. Adler should be considering before he reflexively disparages it.
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