Why RON PAUL won’t ever get above 10-12% support

NPR.org » Ron Paul Proposes $1 Trillion In Cuts His First Year In White House http://m.npr.org/story/141443375?url=/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/10/17/141443375/ron-paul-proposes-1-trillion-cut-his-first-year-in-white-house

“The other candidates have not offered this. I think they don’t think it’s very serious. They think we can just tinker around the edges. But I think the American people are ready for some honest thinking and some honest reforms. A lot of people would say this is pretty extreme, pretty excessive. But I go back to say we have had extreme spending, extremism in the growth of our government. And it’s time now that we say we have to cut.” Many Republicans have long advocated pulling the plug on the Education Department. But Paul, a libertarian congressman from Texas would go much further, ending not just that department but Commerce, Interior, Energy and HUD departments. According to his website, he’s also proposing: … Abolishing the Transportation Security Administration and returning responsibility for security to private property owners, abolishing corporate subsidies, stopping foreign aid, ending foreign wars, and returning most other spending to 2006 levels.

Every single Republican candidate wants to deal with the deficit by cutting taxes.  And also wants to deal with high unemployment by cutting spending (on labor).

I think there should be a ‘math’ section for tonight’s debate.


When People realize it’s 9% on *top* of state sales tax, and applies to all internet and food sales…it’s back to Romney

9 Questions for Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan – Atlantic Mobile http://m.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/9-questions-for-herman-cains-9-9-9-plan/246905/

1) Tax experts have said that, by enacting a 9 percent tax on three levels of income –on corporate income, personal income, and spending –you are essentially levying a 27 percent payroll tax without exemptions. Are they wrong?

2) If they’re wrong, explain how a family being paid $40,000 out of a corporation’s income and spending all $40,000 that year would not ultimately forfeit 27 percent of their income to the government. If they’re right, why shouldn’t somebody call the tax a 27 percent tax instead of a 9-9-9 tax?

Lots of good, basic questions that expose this plan for what it is…supply-side to the Nth.