Q: How is Doug Hoffman the opposite of Meagan McCain?

Posted: October 22, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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A: He is getting attention from being flat. Flat tax that is:

Okay, enough suspense. Stacy informed me earlier this evening that Doug Hoffman will hold a press conference in the media hub of the region, Syracuse, where he will endorse the flat tax. That may not necessarily seem like a big deal but consider what I wrote earlier. Hoffman makes a good part of his living off of navigating the byzantine tax code for people who are overwhelmed by it. A flat tax will cost him business, since you’ll be able to figure out your taxes each year on the back of a postcard. Doug Hoffman is willing to work against his own financial interest to push something that’s in our best interests. When was the last time a politician did that?

That would certainly explain the Armey endorsement and to some degree the GOP opposition.

But DaTechGuy you say doesn’t the GOP like the flat tax? Are you sure you are just not getting it wrong since it’s 2:45 a.m. and you’re blogging while fixing someone’s PC while waking up on the couch?

Au contrare!

You see tax policy is one of the great powers of congress, by tweaking the tax code one can reward friends, punish foes, and “earn” the dollars of lobbyists from all over. I do my own taxes on paper and on many sections you find yourselves seemingly adding and subtracting numbers for no apparent reason, but the actual apparent reason is because for that .01% of taxpayers (usually a particular company) that particular line or tweak will affect their bottom line.

This is raw power, and if you think the GOP establishment in congress is going to give up that raw power willingly then you must think Romney care is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

The question in my mind is this? Exactly how good can try the club sandwich at the Renaissance Hotel lounge? Which came first the Flat Tax position or the Armey endorsement? and as a corollary: if the Flat tax endorsement came first is THAT the reason why the GOP establishment wants the serpents to strangle this one it the cradle because as a certain reporter wrote today?

Like they said at Chicago in ’68, the whole world is watching. I told Jimmie during our conversation that if Hoffman wins, his campaign here in NY23 will become the template for hundreds of similar grassroots conservative campaigns nationwide at every level next year.

and THAT in a nutshell is why the GOP establishment doesn’t want Hoffman or frankly Palin for that matter. If your primary interest as a feudal lord is getting back on the gravy train with the king you certainly don’t want to have the peasants revolt against that largess.

And if that revolt is successful that will force the GOP to either join the back of the mob al-la the Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist, to try to get ahead of said mob pretending to lead the race a-la Rosie Ruiz or to simply accept it and pretend that they agree a la British Catholic ecumenical leaders trying to deal with the Pope’s historic move this week.

Bonus question! Why should you not blog at 2 a.m. in the middle of fixing someone’s virus infected system?

A: Because you end up writing bad puns like the title of this post.

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