About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Letter To WSJ - Harold Ford Jr. Weekend Interview

Below is the subject letter.  Carol told me to put in the part about the five & a half year old business.  The statists just keep picking winners & losers don't they?
Dear Editor,
Jason Riley's weekend interview with Harold Ford Jr. exposed Mr. Ford as just another status quo two party statist who does not have the answers that America is calling for & needs as indicated by the tens of thousands of people who have attended Tea Parties & Town Hall meetings over the past nine months.
Specifically Mr. Ford calls for a "six month exemption from payroll taxes for all firms less than five years old" - hope your struggling new business is not five & a half years old.  Ford also calls for "extend(ing) the current capital gains & dividend rates through 2012" & of course there is the old tired McCain call to "lower the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 25%" presumably to make America more competitive.
The aforementioned Tea Partiers & Town Hallers are the only thing that has stopped ObamaCare & these people are looking for real solutions like the FairTax.
The FairTax replaces the taxes on our productivity with a consumption tax that is the result of a $23 million peer-reviewed study over a three year period.  The FairTax improves Mr. Ford's proposals by completely eliminating the payroll tax, the capital gains tax, dividend taxes, & the corporate income tax forever.  How much more competitive do you want to get?

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