Monday, October 20, 2008

Blast from the past (2)

0% tax rate:
If your respected opponent attempts to label you as a “tax and spend liberal”, point to our ballooning deficit, and suggest that “tax and spend” is a somewhat more responsible policy than “borrow and spend.” Use some homey examples to illustrate your point. (e.g., “How would you counsel an alcoholic who takes out a second mortgage on his house to pay for booze?”)

If s/he presses the point, suggest a 0% tax rate. Argue that if lower taxes are uniformly good, then no taxes ought to be perfect. Ask him/er why s/he does not advocate no taxes. What ought be funded? How does s/he propose to pay for it? [Note: the “no taxes” idea might appeal to the Grover Norquist wing of the Republican party – don’t worry: they’re not going to vote for you – the Democrat – under any circumstances!]

There are tons of statistics out there strongly suggesting W’s policies have been a boon to Big Biz and a disaster for the rest of us. Use ‘em! [easy ones: gas prices, 2003 vs today; oil prices 2003 vs today.]
(Yep - I'm recycling & self-referencing... it's easy!)


  1. Hola, fellow librul Burquean!

    are my blog-toys...drop by. Mebbe we get a beer at O'Neills (are they still n bidness?)

  2. yep - o'neills still in bidness... at central & washington, sw corner.
    love the 'abstinence - it's 99.999% effective' poster!