Using techniques perfected by the pseudo-intellectuals of the Left and described in Alynsky’s “Rules For Radicals”, both Huntsman and Bachman displayed why they are unworthy to carry the standard of the GOP. Having little of substance to offer, both Huntsman and Bachmann used juvenile techniques from the schoolyard to isolate and ridicule the taxation plan of Herman Cain.
There are few Americans who don’t consider our tax laws to be unwieldy to the point of being unusable. With kleptocrats like Charlie Rangel continuously writing tax laws to benefit those who own him, our taxes have become a national disgrace and yet, there is only one candidate with a plan to replace the system. Herman Cain wants to scrap the whole corrupt system and start over with a new and simpler plan he calls the 9 9 9 Plan. It is a novel concept employing simplicity that would allow businesses to streamline their accounting so as not to budget a huge portion of their revenue to conforming to the tax codes. It would also prevent corrupt incompetents like Rangel from rewriting the tax code every year to benefit those corporations who funnel the largest amounts of money to his campaign funds and to his relatives.
No one who has the slightest pretensions of honesty or integrity would fail to agree that the tax code needs a complete overhaul or a complete new system. Yet, when confronted with a bold new plan, those candidates that appear to be the least qualified and who are being ignored by the voting public sense the opportunity to attack. If they were armed with facts and knowledge to debate the issue sensibly, they wouldn’t be sucking the hind teat on a sour hog called ignorance; instead, they launch into an attack that has made them seem petty and intellectually unqualified to compete at this level. Politicians who hurl silly and meaningless insults are a dime a dozen in Washington; Republican voters are seeking a candidate with the debating skills to eviscerate Obama the Affirmative Action pseudo-intellectual on the debating stage, Bachman and Huntsman have proven beyond a doubt they are not up to that task.
Huntsman, with obvious condescension toward Cain, whom he seems to consider a mere underling upstart, far removed from the upper societal crust of the nouveau riche of country club Republican Elites, the haven of true RINOs, said he thought the 9 9 9 plan represented the price of a pizza. Oh, how soon Huntsman forgets that his daddy made his fortune designing the cardboard box to house the Big Mac. Now, we see why he would consider a man who was a self-made man from the pizza industry a lesser being worthy of contempt; after all, Huntsman inherited his money, a mark of distinction among country club Republicans. Perhaps that is why the fiscal conservatives of the Republican Party despise these RINOs and their visions of Elitism.
Bachmann had precious little to offer but to say if you reverse the three 9s you will have three 6s, the fanciful sign of the devil. We as a party are hopefully way beyond such silliness. Bachman has already displayed a less than analytical mind when she took the word of a hysterical neurotic woman over actual research of 20,000 subjects. America has had enough of the anecdotal stories of Obama and Gore supplanting science, we need to rely on cold hard facts and data not the emotional drama of neurotics to face the twenty-first century and the pressures of international intrigue.
Without a doubt, the 9 9 9 plan would need to be revised and there would be problems, but is there anyone in a state of lucidity, who thinks there is not a mountain of problems with the current system. A system that drains incalculable amounts of money from the economy, as businesses try to conform to a nebulous and changing tax code. Yet, small business owners like myself have seen accounting firms send fairly simple returns returns like mine through the great accounting computer to see which method of filing would leave the least liability. There is no doubt, that I appreciate the effort to lower my tax liability, but when there are multiple methods of filing simple return, the methods for filing complicated returns must be nearly limitless. Thus those who spend the most on theoretical filings and preparation pay the least in taxes. Accountants appreciate the work, but these are non producing expenditures, that deplete government revenue and contribute almost nothing to the economy, except to waste money in order to avoid taxes. The reason is simple, the tax code is a blind, obese monster, that continues to grow exponentially, and devours all who become entrapped by its voracious appetite.
We need a strong capable candidate, who can engage with intelligent debate and logic. At least two of the candidates have eliminated themselves from practical consideration and are in the race as a matter of inertia and vanity.
Many of us complain that Cain exhibits a lack of experience. Yes, Bill Clinton has a wealth of experience and when trapped can convince people there are multiple definitions of the word “is”. Are we really looking for this type of experience or the type that compares a new tax code to the price of a pizza or complains that if we turn the numbers upside down they are the devil’s numbers. We need to break free from these juvenile thought processes and look for a mature mind with new ideas and coupled with integrity.
We must remember, when a candidate resorts to ridicule, the candidate has lowered himself to the techniques of Obama and has nothing of substance to offer.
A professional horseman for over 50 years, Skook continues to work with horses. Skook has finished an historical novel, Fifty Thousand Years, that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. The story follows a line of courageous women, from the Ice Ages to the present, as they meet the challenges of survival with grit and creativity. These are not women who whimper of being victims, they meet the challenges of survival as women who use their abilities without excuses or remorse, these women are winners, they are our ancestors.