Following on yesterday’s theme, Mike Huckabee is the only national candidate (that I know of) currently advocating the FairTax. With friends like him, who needs enemies?
Instead we will have the FairTax, a simple tax based on wealth. When the FairTax becomes law, it will be like waving a magic wand releasing us from pain and unfairness.
That quote is taken from Huckabee’s campaign site. I’m not about to claim that FairTax advocates and Huckabee supporters are the same group. Overlapping, yes. The same¹, no.
I can accept a claim that a plan is better than what we have. I want evidence, of course, and I’ve stated that evidence from the FairTax leaves me against the plan. But to pretend that anything short of eliminating taxes completely will be “like waving a magic wand releasing us from pain and unfairness”? Huh? No thanks. Even if I supported the FairTax, that kind of lie would turn me off of Huckabee².
¹ First, obligatory dig at Rep. Ron Paul. Why do people claim that Ron Paul is a libertarian because many of his supporters are libertarians? Overlapping,
yes maybe. The same, no.
² Second Obligatory dig at Rep. Paul. There are other issues that disqualified him from my vote long before I got to this issue. But like Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul does not believe in evolution. I think Rep. Paul is leaving himself wiggle room in there as a politician, but I will not accept the pandering of wiggle room. Rejecting evolution despite clear evidence is irrational. Neither Paul or Huckabee could earn my vote based on that (among many objections).