Skip to comments.Texas US Senator Debate: Cruz vs. Dewhurst (8PM CDT Live Thread)
Posted on 06/22/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT by DrewsDad
Republican candidates in the highly-anticipated Texas U.S. Senate race will square off in The Texas Debates: Race for U.S. Senate on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 8:00 pm CDT. The live debate between Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General, and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be broadcast to millions on television, radio and the Internet.
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“.......Any proof Bush endorsed Cruz?
He did not and will not endorse anyone
Because Dewhurst liars lie? Here’s the ONLY Bush endorsement I know for that race.
Ginger, try to keep up.
Cruz received the coveted Bush family backing back in July of 2011.
Goes to show that even in the Bush family there is SOME intelligence!
House Atreides, try to keep up.
Cruz received the coveted Bush family backing way back in July of 2011.
Your juvenile idea that posters who happen to be in favor of Dewhurst are therefore paid Dewhurst staffers shows how warped your thinking is.
Cruz it is!
An endorsement by George P. Bush? George PPPPPPPPPP Bush. A Bush I’ve never heard of? THAT Bush? I’m certain that the P doesn’t stand for Pissant but this is pretty humorous. I’ll have to keep track of ‘P’ (can we call ‘George P’ by the short name of ‘P’?) so I know who the “Bush family” is backing.
You weren’t Dewhurst’s debate coach this past week by any chance, were you? If so, it showed.
Ted Cruz demonstrated a passion for the things I love. He will be my candidate.
Really liked the way he handled himself against Dewhurst.
What would you think of a property tax that was capped as a percentage of your income? IE - if you're a successful farmer or own an appt building, you would pay the full amount of property tax. But if you were a retiree with little income and a bunch of land, the property tax would be reduced.
Perhaps. Simple is best. All the tax codes, state and federal, are too complicated and are used to favor friends of the pols and punish enemies.
How about just a flat tax with an age based exemption of an inflation indexed amount suitable for retirement at say 150% of the poverty level with any annuities tax free? Social security is not an issue because it will be gone.
I don’t think modest retirement income seniors should have to pay taxes. They have paid their dues.
Property taxes are hard to administer. The appraisals are as subjective as they are objective.
FLAT TAX or CONSUMPTION TAX is the way to go. Just one. Not the gang of taxes we have now.
I am sympathetic to your point of view, but I don't think that 'fairness' should enter into the design tax code. Then every group that can garner some sympathy will have their special clause... and that's pretty much what we have now. The massive tax code is the result of a generations long battle over 'fairness' such that there is special consideration for toy arrows as oppose to real arrow.
Some smart economists need to figure out the best tax method to simply extract money for the government to spend while causing the least amount of economic damage and then we just tell the country to deal with it and move on.
I’m not retired but know people who are. It is not RIGHT for a retiree on SS and a pension to pay more taxes than a working person and they do. Seniors whose spouse has died fare much worse after the death than they should. It does not take less for them to live, it usually takes more. Especially for women.
Maybe you’ll understand why some day.
If more paid taxes and it was all proportional to income maybe the taxes would be lower for some classes and “sympathy” might not be attractive or needed.
Speaking of “sanctuary” matters...Dewhurst has the support of the Texas Poultry Federation.