Skip to comments.Traficant pushes 25 percent sales tax in speech to Portage TEA Party
Posted on 09/12/2010 1:35:21 AM PDT by Brugmansian
Tom Zawistowski, executive director of the Portage County TEA Party, said there was controversy in the ranks when it was announced that Traficant would address the group, and said many people called to say they were "embarrassed."
not watching but hoping he can pull some dem votes.
If anyone remembers, back during the Clinton years, he was one of the more common sense and realistic Dems you were likely to hear. Rush played him a fair bit on his show. He wasn’t (isn’t?) a raving liberal, leftist, Socialist clod.
He’s been convicted and has a rap-sheet..............but he may well be a damn sight better than about 75% of the current Dems.
Just saying, that’s the state of the current Dem Party and overall political landscape.
Plus, you get the hair at no charge in the total package.
“Beam me up Mr. Speaker” Traficant and Tauzin a Congressman from (I think)LA. actually had a 15% national sales tax bill/proposal in Congress.
He proposes a 25% sales tax,and gets a standing ovation, at a tea party event?
I assumed the sales tax would replace the Income tax.
Barbara Boxer called. She wants her hair back.
I lived in his district and met him from time to time. Traficant might have played it a bit loose - he was after all convicted. But he was also a thorn in the side of a government run amok. They went after him for that. By the standards they applied to him they should all be in jail. You have it right on the common sense part in your post. Maybe it was a case of just not good sense.
After the Republicans took control of the House in 1995, Traficant tended to vote more often with the Republicans than with his own party.
On abortion, Traficant voted the pro-life position of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) 95% of the time in the 105th Congress, and 100% of the time in the 106th and 107th Congresses.
After he voted for Republican Dennis Hastert for Speaker of the House in 2001, the Democrats stripped him of his seniority and refused to give him a committee assignment.
Because the Republicans did not assign him to any committee (gotta love those Republicans), Traficant became the first member of the House of Representatives in over a century without any committee assignment who was not in a leadership position.
The actual rate of a sales tax is meaningless, if it totally replaces the income tax. The reason I say that is that people simply won’t tolerate paying that much tax every single day on every single item.
Therefore within a year the rate would drop to 10% and most federal employees would get their walking papers.
A sales tax to replace the income tax is a good idea, no matter what the initial rate has to be, because once everyone is paying that amount and is reminded of it several times a day, all of the freebies won’t seem like such a great idea anymore.
This is my Tea Party and there were some ugly comments on the Facebook site (including mine).
I thought the idea was to rid D.C. of felons, not send more there.
“once everyone is paying that amount and is reminded of it several times a day, all of the freebies wont seem like such a great idea anymore.”
I like the idea of a national sales tax except it should be called a national entitlements tax to remind people every day that once they vote themselves tribute today, they will be paying for it today , not their children in the future and not the person in a higher tax bracket. Then we will see how many progressives vote for entitlements on their own dime.
Almost certainly because he didn't toe the pro-big government, liberal Democrat line. If he were a good little Democrat, they would've circled the wagons.
why aren’t people like him culled from the beginning anymore?
what the hell is wrong in this country?
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