Sunday, June 12, 2011
I have discussed the fair tax at length in the past. It is an "idea", moving towards flatter taxes, but there are some major concerns that I feel are deal breakers:
<> In order for this to take place, you have to repeal the 16th amendment. Impossible. Good luck.
<> They claim this will eliminate 90% of the IRS. Cain says these folks are smart enough to find new jobs. HOW WILL YOU CREATE NEW JOBS FOR THEM WHEN CONSUMER SPENDING WILL HALT THE SECOND THE FAIR TAX IS IMPOSED?
<> This would drive a lot of sales underground, to the black market. Wealthy people work hard to keep their wealth, and the instant his would be put in place, a mutli-billion dollar underground market would be created. You would need an enforcement team twice the size of the current IRS just to combat the black market.
<> This would bankrupt anyone on fixed income. Those who don't currently pay income tax, such as the poor and retired citizens, would have the same income or the same savings and then be expected to pay 23% more for everything. Retired citizens would not support this bill. They have been working their entire lives and paying income taxes. Can you imagine the effect of them having to pay the equivalent of an income tax through their consumer spending? It would drive them to buy everything.......on the black market.
So the concerns are separate yet tied one to another. This is just my opinion, but it sure seems illogical and UN-Fair to a lot of folks who have been working their whole lives to enjoy retirement.
Herman Cain is banking on the Fair Tax to win over a few percentage points in the polls from the fair taxers out there. And why shouldn't he be a fan of it? He's a CEO. He realizes that he could eliminate payroll taxes, and raise prices 23% simultaneously. And he knows it would be pretty hard to buy a Godfathers extra large pepperoni pizza on the black market. Win-win for him. Lose-lose for his GOP nomination aspirations.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Fox News Poll for Republican Presidential Nominee, June 5-7, 2011 :
Mittt Romney 23%
Rudy Giuliani 13%
Sarah Palin 12%
Reuters/Ipsos Poll for Republican Presidential Nominee, June 3-6, 2011:
Sarah Palin 22%
Mittt Romney 20%
Ron Paul 7%
Quinnipiac University Poll for Republican Presidential Nominee, May 31-June 6, 2011:
Mittt Romney 25%
Sarah Palin 15%
Herman Cain 9%
ABC News/Washington Post Poll for Republican Presidential Nominee, June 2-5, 2011:
Mittt Romney 21%
Sarah Palin 17%
Rudy Giuliani 8%
So here is the question: How can we help to keep Mitt at the top of the list. There is a lot of time until the 2012 caucuses start up. What will you be doing to help? Feel free to comment.....
Friday, June 03, 2011
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Washington Post's "The Fix" hone in on a very interesting and encouraging fact from a recent poll in a post entitled "Mitt Romney, Conservative Darling?":
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has spent the better part of the last five years working to convince conservatives that he is one of them. And, if the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll is right, he’s done it.
Sixty percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents view the potential GOP presidential candidate favorably, while just 21 percent see him in an unfavorable light.
That’s an improvement from where he stood in early January 2008 – in the heart of the GOP primary fight – when 55 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents viewed him favorably and 36 percent felt unfavorably toward him. And back in November 2007, Romney’s favorable score stood at 42 percent while 28 percent felt unfavorably toward him in Post/ABC data.
Perhaps more important for Romney as he gears up for a second presidential bid in 2012 are his numbers among the most conservative segments in the GOP. Sixty-eight percent of self-identified conservatives view Romney favorably; his numbers are even higher among the portion of that group who identify themselves as “very” conservative – with 71 percent seeing the former governor in a favorable light.
Many of us supporters have seen him as a conservative for years (how he governed in liberal Massachusetts was nothing short of a conservative miracle) . . . but it's nice to see other conservatives finally starting to see the light.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
By Glen Johnson, Globe Staff
Andrea Saul, a veteran of political campaigns in the western US, is joining Mitt Romney's political action committee as the Republican readies for a second presidential campaign.
In a statement today, Romney said Saul will serve as a communications adviser to the Free and Strong America PAC.
She most recently served as press secretary for Carly Fiorina’s unsuccessful US Senate campaign in California. Previously, Saul worked as the top communications aide to Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
The statement said that during the 2008 election, Saul was director of media affairs for the McCain-Palin presidential campaign, responsible for organizing all television, radio, and surrogate activity. She held a similar job at the Republican National Committee, too.
In addition, Saul served briefly served as communications director for Florida Governor Charlie Crist as he ran for the US Senate. She quit when Crist decided to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent.
Much of Romney's communications work has been handled by his longtime spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, but he has been building his own political consulting firm after helping Republican Scott Brown win a US Senate special election last year.
In the upcoming election cycle, Fehrnstrom is planning to spend more time helping Romney develop his advertising strategy and television commercials.
Romney is speaking Saturday in both Florida and New Hampshire, and is expected to kickoff his campaign sometime during the next two months.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
One year ago today…
the book that would serve as a pre-campaign manual for presidential candidate Mitt Romney was published! In it Governor Romney lays out the challenges America faces and what must be done to overcome them, to preserve freedom, and remain the hope of the earth.
That book, a #1 New York Times bestseller, is No Apology: Believe in America. It is what Mitt Romney is all about. Anyone serious in their study of whether or not to support Romney for President in 2012 needs to read this book. Debates, TV ads, radio spots, and twitter updates will only provide a small glimpse of what it is that makes Mitt Romney tick. To truly know the depth of his knowledge, and passion to see America excel… you must read the book.
I can’t think of a better way to promote Romney as a candidate then to get others to read his book. So in honor of the one year anniversary of No Apology being published, we here at MRC are announcing…
During the month of April we will feature daily guest posts from you our readers! We will be asking for volunteers to write short essays (250 – 750 words) on a topic of your choice from the book. There are 11 chapters and an introduction in the book, so with 30 days in April we will feature 2-3 posts from each chapter (which of course may vary.) Mitt Romney makes hundreds of excellent points in the book – we hope to highlight some of these in the essays and discuss them.
We hope you will consider joining this month-long event and put on your best writing caps to produce quality content and make this a big success. Read below for details and guidelines on No Apology month.
To participate in No Apology Month:
Pick a subject of your choosing from the book. To avoid overlap we will be assigning topics on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may want to have a few subjects in mind in case your first selection is already taken. Be creative – find specific subjects, topics or facts that are perhaps little known about Mitt Romney. Show us something that gives us insight into his character, history, or knowledge of issues facing America. You can draw from personal experiences, quotes from his book, or outside sources. When quoting from his book use only segments (at most a few paragraphs) to avoid copyright issues. Also, feel free to provide images or graphs, though don’t feel obliged too. We recommend that your total write-up be 250 to 750 words. You can do more than 750 words if you feel you really must, but we recommend this cap so readers will be more likely to read it in its entirety.
We will work out a publishing schedule for the month. Please have your final draft submitted at least one week prior to your assigned publish date.
Submit your “application” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
1-your real name
2-an alternate (or abbreviated) name if wish to remain anonymous
3-the suggested title of your article
5-page and chapter of the book from which your subject is derived
6-a few sentences to describe your ideas for the article
If we end up short of 30 contributors we may allow you to do more than one post, but we will wait to determine that.
Thanks and good luck!
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Illinois Guy (Bob) is the second from the right, I'm in the center, and Jason Bonham (co-founder of MyManMitt) is the tall guy in between us. Tough day to remember/relive, but was made better by spending it with friends and fellow Romney supporters like these two.
Bosman has a wonderful tribute to Illinois Guy over at RightSpeak. Thank you Bos, and, thanks always to IG!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Though I'm pretty sure Mitt will do a better job of "staying on message" during this run than in 2008, he will need to address his history of Health Care reform (e.g. Romneycare) to some degree.
Part 1 of the series is titled Mitt Romney vs. Health Care: “The Problem” (Or is it?)
Part 2: Mitt Romney vs. Health Care: “Why RomneyCare Makes Mitt the BEST Nominee to Face Obama”
And a recent update showing that Mitt's not taking the bait on a call that he "apologize" for RomneyCare . . . "Mitt Owning RomneyCare . . . No Apology"
Monday, February 07, 2011
Although I will be doing some cross-posting at both websites please go to Mitt Romney Central for the most complete and up to date info on Mitt in 2012.