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Monday, August 22, 2011

Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, & Income Taxes

Are Republicans really feeling Taxed Enough Already? If so, they might want to take a closer look at purported Tea Party candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Never ever forget that Michele Bachmann is a former IRS tax attorney.

She mentions it on the campaign trail, but doesn't usually take pains to make it especially clear that she was a lawyer who litigated FOR the IRS and against hardworking American taxpayers.

Recently a closer look at her career as a tax lawyer has created an emerging picture of Michele Bachmann playing it safe and not staking out any kind of position on controversial litigation, indicating that she may have had major political ambitions for a long time now.

Contrast that record with the record of Congressman Ron Paul, who has never backed down from a controversial position that he thought was right... and who certainly never litigated for the IRS against taxpayers.

Now that Texas Governor Rick Perry's in the race, voters should take a closer look at him as well to see if he really shapes up to be the kind of candidate for a country that feels Taxed Enough Already.

The so-called Tea Party candidate essentially claimed in his announcement speech that middle income Americans don't pay enough income tax, saying:

"We’re dismayed at the injustice that nearly half of all Americans don’t even pay any income tax."

What would Perry like to do? Raise taxes on half of all Americans? Isn't the real injustice that the other half pay any income tax at all? That's the difference between Perry and Paul. Rick Perry is dismayed that half of Americans don't pay income tax. Ron Paul is dismayed that half of Americans do.

In Ron Paul's view, a republic that lives within the confines of its constitutional boundaries wouldn't even need a federal income tax to pay for its expenses.

Instead of raising taxes on half of all Americans like Rick Perry suggests he'd do, Ron Paul wants to abolish the income tax for all Americans by relegating government to its proper and constitutionally-defined role.

Are you feeling Taxed Enough Already? Do you sympathize with the Tea Party movement? Do you call yourself a conservative? Do you believe that this country is great because of the principles our Founding Fathers used to create our republic?

Then you absolutely cannot support a former IRS agent for president, nor a governor who dares to imply that half of Americans should pay more taxes. There is only one choice for Americans who answered yes to any of the questions in the paragraph above, and that is Congressman Ron Paul.

And as for Mitt Romneycare... LOL.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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