Mike Huckabee's cute, in that weird-puppet-in-your-grandma's-attic kinda way. I like a lot of his policies, but I can't in good conscience vote for someone who supports the killing of innocents, including in a "war on terror." (I can't use that term without gagging a little bit.) That said, there's one more major thing I can't stand about the guy, and that's the fact that he looooooves the taxes. I saw a video of him begging the Arkansas legislature to pass any taxes, he'd gladly sign off on them. He's raised taxes more times during his 10 years in office than Bill Clinton did during his 12 years in office. He blamed the Democrats for raising taxes when he was the one that proposed them.
That and much more here.
His tax plan (eliminate the IRS, simplify the tax law by just getting rid of the whole thing and establishing a sales tax) would balloon sales taxes completely out of control and create a huge black market. If there's an exorbitant sales tax on everything, you can bet your sweet bippy that I'll be buying everything I possibly can from some dude on the corner. I'd be growing my own vegetables and putting Ace in old shirts instead of diapers. Otherwise, his tax plan is a cute idea. You'll notice he doesn't tout his plans for eliminating the things that have caused our taxes to go out of control in the first place... He ain't got none.
My boy Ron Paul has never, in TWENTY YEARS in Congress, voted to raise taxes. His nickname is Dr. No, because every time a new tax comes up, he says no to it. He has a stated plan for eliminating several useless government departments. He is against stupid wars.
Ron Paul is the bomb. If you haven't looked him up yet, you've got to be a little slow.
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