Tuesday, October 24, 2006

They say it like it's a bad thing

It's not.
ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. John Linder built additional public momentum during the 109th Congress for his signature issue, the “fair tax’’ — replacing the federal income tax with a national sales tax.
But despite a meeting with President Bush to push the proposal, the Duluth lawmaker still couldn’t get it through the House, let alone before the Senate.
Now, a businessman from Lawrenceville is working to sink the bill for good by unseating Linder after 14 years in office and becoming part of the first Democratic majority in the House in a dozen years.
And not a minute too soon.

I really want to chuckle whenever I see some naive local with a "FairTax" sticker affixed to his modest vehicular conveyance. These poor fools really think that Linder's idiotic 30% sales tax on all goods and services is going to auto-magically eliminate any Federal oversight of revenue collection (i.e., "Abolish the IRS") and, of course, save them a bundle.

I want to, but then I remember it's not really all that funny.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

More brilliance from our locals

How might the Hillbilly Rag's demographic view 300 million Americans? Let's get the view of Local Man.
Local man Darrell Moore thinks that’s too many people too fast. Moore said he’s worried about what might happen to all those people if the stock market crashes or if something else happens to upset the financial balance.
“I don’t think the country’s ready,” he said. “Think about all the wildlife and stuff, the trees and stuff. All that’s going to have to be torn down to accommodate them.”