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  • It isn’t easy being right all the time

    Posted by Bruno Behrend on August 10th, 2010 (All posts by )

    Dear Conservative/Libertarian Center-rightists,

    I’ve been enjoying posting about swapping all income taxes for either one big, or a series of small, consumption taxes.

    One of the most powerful arguments in my favor is the exceedingly strong likelihood that if we fail to bargain now (next 2-4 years), we will lose the entire battle and end up with ALL the taxes, and no reform of our obscene welfare system.

    I’m proven right again, of course, by Republicans.

    Voinovich calls for gas-tax hike.

    Bargain now, while we are strengthening, or lose it all later.  For God’s sake conservatives, stop playing “not to lose” in a battle already lost.  Your only choice is to play to win.

     

    4 Responses to “It isn’t easy being right all the time”

    1. Lexington Green Says:

      The problem with you being right all the time is you keep predicting bad things!

    2. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Oh that was George. He never saw a tax he didn’t like. He retired this year. But, he is only 74, and this was only his third term, a mere child as Senators go. The reason he is retiring is that the Republicans in Ohio hate him, and he would have lost a primary. We hate him because of the John Bolton fiasco, and because he never saw a tax he didn’t like.

      Rob Portman who was a congressman and GWB’s budget director in 2006-2007 is running to replace him. Portman is ahead in the polls, and his opponent is lackluster and disorganized. Portman is from Suburban Cincinnati which is a very conservative area.

    3. David Foster Says:

      Even by the standards of the political class, Voinovich is an exceptionally arrogant SOB.

    4. Ken Says:

      .” But, he is only 74, and this was only his third term…”

      seems to me that both of those conditions are reason enough to KICK the bas—-ds out.
      (just sayin’)