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.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Misleading Attack Ads Against Tea Party Candidates

Thanks to our marvelous NJ District 11 FairTax supporting former primary candidate Richard Luzzi for passing along Dick Morris's (DM) recent column that highlights some of the Democrats latest lines of attack against their Republican & Tea Party opponents.  Below are two excerpts. 
DM - "Imposing a 23% national sales tax.  Those Republicans who have endorsed the FairTax proposal pioneered by talk radio host Neal Boortz and the fiscally conservative Club for Growth have been hit with supporting a national sales tax of 23%.  But the Democratic ads always forget to mention that this tax has been proposed as a replacement for -- not an addition to -- the federal income tax.  The only people who are speculating that a VAT or national sales tax might be added on top of the income tax are in the Obama Administration.  Again, once Republicans point out the truth, the Democratic allegation backfires since voters rather like the prospect of a world without the IRS, tax audits, and revenue agents."
The above only partially takes care of FairTax distortions - there are many other points that can be made re how the FairTax energizes the overall economy which of course is exactly the opposite of what BO has in mind.
DM - "Shipping jobs overseas.  In the most convoluted of all negatives, Democrats are accusing their GOP challengers of supporting corporate loopholes which reward companies that open overseas offices with tax favors.  They derive this Republican position by construing the no-new-taxes pledge most Republican candidates have taken at the behest of Americans for Tax Reform, headed by Grover Norquist as meaning that no corporate loopholes will be closed.  Of course, once Republicans point out that the Obama Administration pushed the General Motors bailout even though two-thirds of the GM jobs were abroad, proposed cash-for-clunkers even though almost half the cars were foreign, and supported TARP bailouts for banks much of whose money went overseas, the accusations fall apart."
In line with DM's previous point Abraham Irwin writes - "The stimulus seeks to encourage the purchase of consumer goods, some substantial portion of which goes to support the economies of our foreign competitors.  'Cash for clunkers' increased the sales of imported cars.  Even the GM bailout supported Canadian car exports." 
And Jesse Hobbs completes these thoughts - "(Interest) rates are kept low on the theory that if saving is unattractive, people will spend more.  That worked in the 1970s when it wasn't so easy to invest overseas, but now that great whooshing sound is money leaving the country to seek more attractive opportunities elsewhere.  The Fed is stimulating the economies of other countries more than ours."
America's problems start with an overall electorate not knowing or being incapable of discerning the truth.  At least after receiving & reading the messages on this blog over time you cannot say you don't know the issues.



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