so what is with you folks and Reagan's 47%? it kept Mitt out of office. you'd think you guys would learn from that. but let's let a FOX talking head explain...<quoted text>
Sonic, I'm betting you can't even define "supply-side economics".
The concept of a flat tax has been around forever. It was an argument for everyone paying a greater share of the tax burden than others since the beginning of taxation.
A flat tax is the only fair tax. EVERYONE pays. No exemptions. No exceptions. No excuses. A crackwhore gets 10 dollars, they cough up a buck fifty or so to the federal government. If you receive money in any way, you give a portion of that money to the federal government.
Let's see who gets elected when EVERYONE has to pay for what they vote for. I can guarantee you those criminals we have now won't be returning to Washington. They will have to take over the government and declare a dictatorship to stay there, which seems to be the plan.
Every person who talks and writes about politics gets stuff wrong. I’ve gotten my fair share wrong. But what I think I got most wrong in Campaign 2012 was the damage Mitt Romney’s “47%” remark would do to him.
It may seem obvious, but bear with me.
Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled several data points together, ultimately telling the tale of the 47% who won’t vote for him for any reason. He was referencing the 47% who don’t pay taxes and interwove it with a 47% of locked in Obama support. The statement was a mess.
I didn’t think Mitt Romney would be as hurt by the statement as he was because I assumed Romney had misspoken in an off the cuff way. I assumed Romney would clarify that he knew many of those who have government assistance did not actually want the assistance, but needed it. I assumed he’d make the case that he’d help those people get off the government dole and back into work.
In other words, I assumed Romney believed what I believe — many of those people are good people who fell on hard times and are not of the same class of people who will vote for Barack Obama for free stuff. I was absolutely wrong. Romney not only believes completely what he said as he said it, he reinforced it with his post election analysis of his defeat blaming gifts to various classes of people. If that was true, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, Romney had plenty to gift to plenty strapped to the back of marching elephants.
Note to Mitt Romney: really, it’s you, not them. Seriously.