Mike Huckabee!!!

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If you don’t know the Virginia Primaries are just upon us… They are February 12, 2008… That is only 3 days away…

I have been looking over the candidates and I like Mike Huckabee… McCain seems to be to liberal… 

Huckabee’s Thoughts on Taxes/Economy:

  • I support the FairTax.
  • As Governor of Arkansas, I cut taxes and fees almost 100 times, saving the taxpayers almost $380 million. I left a surplus of nearly $850 million, which I urged should go back to the people.
  • Our massive deficit is not due to Americans’ being under-taxed, but to the government’s over-spending.
  • To control spending, I believe the President should have the line-item veto.
  • I believe in free trade, but it has to be fair trade.
  • Globalization, done right, done fairly, can be the equivalent of a big pay raise by allowing us to buy things more cheaply.
  • I support making the Bush tax cuts (set to expire in 2010) permanent.
  • Furthermore, I believe that we need to expand upon these cuts by further reducing marginal rates on individual and corporate income, instituting credits for tuition, and eliminating the “death tax.” 

Here’s a listing of Huckabee’s sites:

Huckabee on YouTube
Huckabee on Facebook
Huckabee on Flickr

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5 Responses

  1. Huckabee is evil and this blogger has proven it pretty conclusively.

  2. Seriously EVO?

  3. John Evo’s comment was striken due to the comments made. Please be respectful. Thanks!

  4. Increasingly, Mike Huckabee is what Leadership looks like ( snipurl.com/leaderlook ). He is an adroit public speaker; he communicates his message in life-like, cogent terms, with compelling examples like the story he told (at the Ames Straw Poll) of what his then-11-yo daughter entered into the “Comments” section of a Visitors Book after visiting the Yad Vashem holocaust museum: “Why didn’t somebody do something?”

    Huckabee is all about calling his listeners to “do something,” to awaken them to their own empowerment, and summon them to action in order that “Main Street,” and not “Wall Street,” will prevail in guarding the values and beliefs upon which the Republic was founded.

    Huckabee puts his listeners at ease, and reassures them, articulating clear concepts in a natural, easy style (no doubt something well-cultivated as a pastor). One can easily imagine sitting comfortably with Mike over a cup of coffee at the Main Street Cafe.

    Huckabee is ONE ( snipr.com/nextrung ) with the FairTax grassroots movement ( snipr.com/becomeamember ). While many – like Romney, and others, who are invested in the current income tax system – seek to demagog ( snipurl.com/taxpanelrebutted ) the well-researched FairTax plan, its acceptance in the professional / academic community ( snipurl.com/econsopenletter ) continues to grow. Renown economist Laurence Kotlikoff believes that failure to enact the FairTax – choosing instead to try to “flatten” what he deems to be a non-flattenable income tax system – will eventuate into an irrevocable economic meltdown ( snipurl.com/meltdowninprogress ) because of the hidden aspects of the current system that make political accountability impossible.

    Response to FairTax questioning on “This Week with Geo. Stephanopoulos ( snipurl.com/stephanopoulosdebate )” drew a sharp contrast between Huckabee all other presidential candidates who have yet to embrace it. Huckabee understands that what’s wrong with the income tax can’t be fixed with “a tap of the hammer, nor a twist of the screwdriver.” That his opponents cling to the destructive Tax Code, the IRS, preserving political power of granting tax favors at continued cost to – and misery of – American families, invigorates his campaign’s raison d’etre.

    Of the FairTax, Huckabee asserts that it’s…

    • SIMPLE, easy to understand
    • EFFICIENT, inexpensive to comply with and doesn’t cause less-than-optimal business decisions for tax minimization purposes
    • FAIR, FLAT, and FAMILY FRIENDLY, loophole-free, and everyone pays their share
    • LOW TAX RATE is achieved by broad base with no exclusions
    • PREDICTABLE, doesn’t change, so financial planning is possible
    • UNINTRUSIVE, doesn’t intrude into our personal affairs or limit our liberty
    • VISIBLE, not hidden from the public in tax-inflated prices or otherwise
    • PRODUCTIVE, rewards – rather than penalizes – work and productivity

    A detailed benefits analysis of the plan (from The FairTax Book) explains Huckabee’s ardent advocacy:

    For INDIVIDUALS:
    • No more tax on income – make as much as you wish
    • FairTax is paid on goods and services – “new, at retail,” not “used”

    • You receive your full paycheck – no more deductions
    • Every household receives a monthly amount, or “prebate”
    • “Prebate” is “advance tax payback” on poverty-level consumption
    • FairTax ensures poverty protection, being less regressive than income tax
    • Increased household income preserves real purchasing power against any higher prices

    • Reduction of “pre-FairTaxed” retail prices (due to reduced costs, increased competition)
    • 29.9% mark-up yields 23% FairTax portion of new price tags
    • FairTax portion of new prices reveal true cost of gov’t to consumers

    • FairTax is captured on illicit forms of income when spent
    • NO DOUBLE TAXATION on goods and services
    • NO MORE IRS or FILING OF INCOME TAX returns
    • Parasitic income tax filing industry eliminated
    • Savings is bolstered with reduction of interest rates

    For BUSINESSES: ( snipr.com/fthuckabeeonirs )
    • Corporate income and payroll taxes revoked under FairTax
    • Business compensated for collecting tax at “cash register”
    • No more tax-related lawyers, lobbyists on company payrolls
    • No more embedded (hidden) income/payroll taxes in prices
    • Reduced costs. Competition – not tax policy – drives prices
    • Off-shore “tax haven” headquarters can now return to U.S
    • No more “favors” from politicians at expense of taxpayers
    • Resources go to R&D and study of competition – not taxes
    • Global “free (and equitable) trade” becomes possible for currently-disadvanted ( snipurl.com/tradeinequity ) U.S. exports
    • US exports increase their share of foreign markets

    For the COUNTRY:
    • 7% – 13% economic growth projected in the first year of the FairTax
    • Jobs return to the U.S.
    • Foreign corporations “set up shop” in the U.S.
    • Tax system trends are corrected to “enlarge the pie”
    • Larger economic “pie,” means thinner tax rate “slices”
    • Initial 23% portion of price is pressured downward as “pie” increases
    • No more “closed door” tax deals by politicians and business
    • FairTax sets new global standard. Other countries will follow

    While passionately supporting FairTax, Huckabee understands that, if elected President, Congress will have to present the bill for his signature. His call to action goes beyond his candidacy, Main Street will have to demand ( snipr.com/scrapthecode ) that their legislators deliver the bill.

    (Permission granted to republish, in whole or part. -Ian)

  5. Your Huckabee is on SNL right now and your sleeping and missing him!!!

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