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  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/04/2010 3:02:53 PM PDT · 34 of 34
    BadgerDawg to BadgerDawg

    Many of the tax cuts also eliminated loopholes so in reality they just presented a fairer picture of the tax code, rate reductions were not necessarily designed to be revenue reductions. Very few people actually paid those ridiculous rates in the 70s because of all the tax shelters available. Anyone looking for an oil or gas deal?

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/04/2010 2:47:12 PM PDT · 33 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Let me rephrase the tax cut issue. Corporate tax cuts can actually grow the economy as foreign investment comes in. From a personal income standpoint, I stand by my post. Take it to an extreme, if taxes were reduced to 5% do you really think revenues would grow? Of course not.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/04/2010 2:35:00 PM PDT · 32 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Reagan let spending go through the roof, even if he didn’t personally support it. While he may have been by far the best of a bad group, he was clearly not the ideal. Tax cuts are good for the economy, but revenue spikes are more due to the incentive to pay capital gains now (and not pay them later.) It’s something many clients are considering right now with capital gains rates increasing next year. So basically, it’s a quick fix. The argument for tax cuts should not be “it increases revenue”, it should be “it’s the right thing to do since 90% of federal governemnt spending is not needed and/or is unconstitutional.” It is NOT the federal government’s job to manage or grow the economy. It is their job to get out of the way. Tax cuts are appropriate since government should not be spending, but without spending cuts it’s all adding to the defecit. You can’t spend your way out of deficits, and to the government spending is tax cuts in addition to actual spending.

    By the way, Reagan early in his career talked about getting rid of SS and Medicare. That would have been a truly brave president if he continued with that talk. Our country would be in much better shape today.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/04/2010 6:06:38 AM PDT · 30 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Sean Hannity and conservatism have nothing in common. He is a republican cheerleader and will generally support any measure pushed by republicans and fight any pushed by democrats. If some republicans had not passed the socialist prescription drug bill, and Obama was now the one proposing the exact same bill, Hannity and all the rest would have been livid about “socialism” and “Obamacare.” Since it was Bush administration policy, he was very silent if he offered any opposition at all. The only real exception I can remember is amnesty (Tiahrt) bill. Hannity, Rush, etc really did stand up to Tiahrt and Bush on that one.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/04/2010 6:06:34 AM PDT · 29 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Thankfully the best guy won...you are repeatedly attacking relatively minor bills and not addressing the more important ones I’ve raised. Tax cuts are pointless without cuts in spending. Spending is more important and Tiahrt has zero backbone for that.

    You are free to keep posting more Moran negatives to pull me to whoever the CP or LP is running...I know they are for reduction in government and have the added advantage of seeing through all the unconstitutional waste in our foreign policy between aid, bases all over the world, and false, undeclared wars. I have almost no expection for Moran not towing the unconstitutional party line on those issues anyway, maybe a sliver of hope compared to none with Tiahrt since he voted for pork for his district, and war is his pork.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/03/2010 6:02:56 AM PDT · 26 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    I searched for the biggest, most important votes and took the time to review the votes myself. I never even saw a Moran (or Tiahrt) ad before doing this, I had only heard his pleasant commercials (before he responded to Tiahrt’s negative ads by going slightly negative himself.) Again, you are lying.

    You keep talking about the $ for illegals but keep skipping the AMNESTY vote (McCain-Kennedy) that Tiahrt supported and Moran opposed. You will still not mention No Child Left Behind, and your defense of prescription drugs (some socilaism so we don’t have more) is some of the same stimulus nonsense spouted by the dems (spend to get out of debt.)

    As for tax increases, they are ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS if nothing is done on spending. Reducing spending is more important than tax cuts. Tiahrt has never met a republican spending program (often unconstitional) he didn’t like.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/03/2010 6:02:49 AM PDT · 25 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Palin endorsed liberal Fallin over Constitutionalist and true patriot Brogdon. She endorsed her gal pal over Devore. Are you saying her endorsements are good? The Tea Party groups are endorsing people who passed NCLB and prescription drug socialism. Again, if they’re are friends, who needs enemies. The Tea Party caucus is full of people who voted wrong on both of those issues...only 3 didn’t, Pence, Moran, and Walter Jones. Some weren’t around to vote for or against, but the case is made.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/03/2010 6:02:44 AM PDT · 24 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    An old link, but one easily found:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9328-2005Feb8.html

    Why does this have a cost if market oriented? BECAUSE WE ARE PAYING FOR IT!

    I am licensed too, so you can’t talk down to me. Are you saying that some socialism to avoid more can be a good thing? That defeatist thinking will never lead to any meaningful reduction in governemnt, Tiahrt republicans only preserve democratic expansion and slightly slow the growth until the dems get back in and ramp it up again. With friends like that, who needs enemies? It’s either the fast train or the slow train...at least Moran has voted to put the stops on, even if he doesn’t seem willing to put it in reverse.

    IF you are correct on Moran wanting an even worse bill, then he has lost my vote and I go LP or CP. Given his somewhat brave stands against No Child Left Behind and the UN, I think you’re off base with that though. You still haven’t given a good justification of any of his votes I mentioned in a completely unbiased search of spending and Constitutional bills. I obviously don’t like Moran’s vote for $ for illegals, but Tiahrt voted FOR AMNESTY, Moran against. Tiahrt has no grounds to smear on this one.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/02/2010 10:18:13 PM PDT · 19 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Who would you have proposed instead of Romney? Everyone of them save Ron Paul was guilty of contributing to big government. Romney was the darling of the fake conservatives just like Tiahrt, inspite of his anti life socialized medicine past.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/02/2010 10:17:58 PM PDT · 18 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Are you against Obamacare? Then why aren’t you against its predecessor, the prescription drug bill? Tiahrt voted for it and IT PASSED BY ONE VOTE. You can’t complain about Obama’s big government socialism if you won’t criticize Bush’s (and Tiahrt’s) big governemnt socialism. $1.25T (that’s trillion, as in bigger than bailouts/stimulus/etc) will be wasted over the first ten years of this legislation. No Child Left Behind, I believe that’s another $25B PER YEAR, on top of the fact that the federal government has absolutely no business in education. What happened to the Contract with America and getting rid of that beast? Your boy Tiahrt consponsored this socialist trash.

    For the last time, please refute my votes that Tiahrt made (and Moran made on the correct side). I did independent reasearch truly not knowing who (if either) to vote for. Not campaign ads, not endorsement BS, just a quick look at roll call votes. It’s not too hard, maybe you should try it. All I know now is someone could convince me to vote against Moran, but Tiahrt is absolutely not worthy of my vote. Constitution Party has it if Tiahrt is the nominee. I refuse to vote for a socialist who has a voting record to prove it.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/02/2010 10:17:54 PM PDT · 17 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Let me refute something else too. I’m not even saying Moran is that great, just better than the uber liberal Tiahrt. I can’t find any substantial government cutting he’s proposed either, I just see that he has actually fought even larger expansion, even if a republican liberal is proposing it, and Moran at least has a sense of freedom and the Constitution by his anti-UN vote and forcing votes on declaring war, a novel idea in these days. Tiahrt only fights spending growth when a dem is in the presidency. He’s a party line hack and for over a decade the party line has been socialist lite in action (even if not in words.)

    Also, the term RINO probably does describe Moran. Most Republicans are not in fact conservative in any way except maybe to protect gun rights and in some cases life. They are big government liberals who are hypocritical by what they say on the campaign trail. A Tiahrt ad talking about cutting spending is an outright lie and you know it. At least Moran has fought spending somewhat, even if it meant going against his own party establishment.

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/02/2010 9:56:08 PM PDT · 13 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    I see you didn’t refute any of my FACTS. Endorsements are political and don’t mean anything. Todd Tiahrt couldn’t cut his hair much less a single item in the government budget. All Levin and many in talk radio are concerned about is endless wars. As for endorsements, I don’t think any save Ron Paul’s would mean more to me in Congress right now than Jim DeMint’s, and he’s endorsing Moran.

    Please respond with some indication (ANY indication) that Todd Tiahrt has a fiscally conservative bone in his body, and then show me where Moran voted on the other side. You can’t. If you’re OK with endless increases in government spending, who’s the RINO?

  • Moran Threatens Kansas NRA official over Tiahrt endorsement

    08/02/2010 4:25:10 PM PDT · 9 of 34
    BadgerDawg to Kansas58

    Who voted for prescription drugs? Tiahrt.
    Who voted for No Child Left Behind? Tiahrt.
    Who voted against leaving the UN? Tiahrt.
    Who voted against a requirement to actually declare war? Tiahrt.
    Who voted for amnesty? Tiahrt.

    Moran voted on the conservative side of all of these votes, often in a small minority even within his own party. Just because a republican administration pushed these and Tiahrt voted in lockstep doesn’t make them any less socialist measures. You can’t complain about Obamacare if you supported the biggest growth in governemnt since the great society. Tiahrt as a “governemnt cutter” is a joke at best and an outright lie at worst. Moran may not talk the talk, he simply walks the walk, and that’s actually more important.