Thursday, October 13, 2011

Aw, hell.

Michelle, did you have to live down to the stereotype that women (and Christians) are stupid and emotional in such a spectacular manner? Joking or not, this is worse than your hysterical shrilling about Perry and Gardasil.

She just lost my vote. Not that, once Cain announced that he'd be running, she had it in the first place.

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  1. Yup, same here. My thoughts were along the lines of, "You're giving into the stupid, easy, snarky path that the likes of Jon Stewart uses."

    She never HAD my vote, but she especially doesn't now.

    All the candidates have negatives for me. Currently, Cain has the fewest that I can see.

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  2. I'll admit to have seriously considering her BEFORE the debates, now not.

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  3. CAIN: 999

    BACHMAN: 666

    OLDCATMAN: TAKE THE 9% FEDERAL SALES TAX AND SHOVE IT!

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  4. Of course Bachmann doesn't like Cain's plan.

    Why would a self-confessed tax attorney want a simple tax code?

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  5. CAIN: 999

    BACHMAN: 666

    OLDCATMAN: TAKE THE 9% FEDERAL SALES TAX AND SHOVE IT!

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  6. She didn't have my vote before and still doesn't, and her quip wasn't as witty as the other guy's "is that a pizza deal?" joke, but she's apparently correct in her analysis.

    See: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/look-before-you-leap-on-cains-9-9-9-tax-plan/

    The plan apparently immediately adds new taxes on top of existing taxes, and as Bachmann says, whenever you give Congress a new spigot, you'll be hard-pressed to get them to ever turn it off.

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  7. harqueb, as long as there's a constitutional amendment involved limiting the plan to the 9-9-9 idea, I have less issues with it. I'd be happier with either no income or no federal sales tax, but a hard limit would be an acceptable compromise.

    BC, I'd like to find some kind of way to fix social security so that you and those like you could actually live on it, and my kids wouldn't be paying into a decaying, collapsing Ponzi scheme in the future.

    Tam, I was hoping Bachmann's tax ideas would be like the recovering alcoholic with the ten years sober pin taking the keys from a drunk. I'm less hopeful that there's that much intelligence behind those pretty blue eyes of hers.

    And ricki: I know, right? At least some of the other snarks are, you know, funny.

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