Obama's Masterstroke: Eliminating Income Tax For 22 Million Seniors
The Economy, Stupid
A few days back Barack Obama came along with a refreshing list of tweaks he would apply to the tax code. He would simplify things. For most people who just hold a job and do the standard W2 form thing, the IRS will fill out your form for you. Now that is service. Not exactly most people's idea of a government service.
The clincher though was sending 22 million seniors who make less than 50,000 bucks a year to the tax Bahamas. No income tax for them. So April would mean good weather rather than taxes to them.
Hillary leads among people 60 and older by a rather wide margin. These are people who actually lived segregation. To them blacks going to the same beaches is progress. To me it is a boring detail. Who gives a f___!
Hillary is their choice by default. If it were between Obama and Edwards, they would have gone for the clean cut white boy Edwards. These are the same people who less than a decade back in surveys might have said, we elected Bill Clinton, why is that woman making policy?
But, like Bloomberg says, money talks. You can bribe them. You send them to the tax Bahamas.
Simplifying The Tax Code
It is long overdue. It is a prerequisite for the information age.
John Edwards Also Climbed Mount Everest
Bill Clinton Is Still Relevant
John Edwards, Voucher Man, Is A Republican
Edwards said in his recent Iowa debate that he took the lead on health care and everyone else is merely following. His ever handy wife goes one step further. She basically accused Hillary of having plagiarized the Edwards plan from months back.
The ideas for universal health care have preceded everyone running for president today. There are multiple good ideas out there. The question is not who has a plan, but who can actually execute it.
Barack Obama has the strength and the judgment to execute.
Barack: Strength And Judgment
The Clintons have made so many millions over the past few years that they have lost touch with reality, or at least the reality of those in the lower income brackets. How else would Hillary come up with the idea of mandating health insurance?
Mandating Health Insurance: The Poor Have Too Much Money
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