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http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/27/bachmann.2012/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Polling very well in Iowa too. I just saw an interview where she compares herself not to Reagan but John Wayne. Interesting. Also expect rick Perry to announce soon.
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Yeah, two people who will have trouble winning their own states if they are elected as candidates for the GOP.



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    Originally posted by CajunMan
    Polling very well in Iowa too. I just saw an interview where she compares herself not to Reagan but John Wayne.
Unfortunately, it was John Wayne Gacy.



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Doesn't matter how she polls in Iowa, it's South Carolina primary that is always the key. We were the state that eliminated Romney, Fred Thompson, Rudy, and hillary Clinton.

Considering this state elected someone as openly corrupt as Nikki Haley as governor, Michele Bachmann could win this state in the republican primary.
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    Originally posted by hansen9j
      Originally posted by CajunMan
      Polling very well in Iowa too. I just saw an interview where she compares herself not to Reagan but John Wayne.
    Unfortunately, it was John Wayne Gacy.


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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.62
    Originally posted by CajunMan
      Originally posted by hansen9j
        Originally posted by CajunMan
        Polling very well in Iowa too. I just saw an interview where she compares herself not to Reagan but John Wayne.
      Unfortunately, it was John Wayne Gacy.


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    UPDATE:

    The Bachmann campaign sent this explanation: "John Wayne is from Iowa, his parents lived in Waterloo."

    And indeed his parents did in fact live briefly in Waterloo — in fact, according to "Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne," it's where they met. But soon after their marriage they moved to Winterset, where Wayne was born.


Gacy was born in Waterloo, Wayne was not. She still looks foolish for her comment.



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    Originally posted by Zeruel

    Gacy was born in Waterloo, Wayne was not. She still looks foolish for her comment.

Gacy's wikipedia page says he was born in Chicago and moved to Waterloo, IA as an adult to manage several KFCs. That still gives him more of a connection to Waterloo than John Wayne, but just for the sake of being 100% accurate.
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Palin would be preferable.
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John Wayne's corpse would be preferable and, hell I would be a better choice. I would make a terrible President. Nukes for everyone including certain states.



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Herman Cain, if that's how you spell it, is the only one in so far on the GOP side I'd vote for. FAIR TAX FTW!
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How is raising the poorest earner's taxes nearly 100% to shave off a couple of percentage points for millionaires and the like "fair"? My brother, the Cain supporter, never did get back to me on that.

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because everyone pays the same percent. If a guy makes 20K a year, and the fair tax is 15% on spending of everything except a few things, let's say, and so to all that, he spends 15K. His tax is 2250, right. But the guy who make 100K a year and spends say 90K of that has a tax of 13,500.

It's the same percent. It's fair in other words.

Oh, and the guy who works under the table and pays nothing but sales tax today starts paying the same percent, and so does the rich guy with the tax shelters who doesn't may much now.



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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    because everyone pays the same percent. If a guy makes 20K a year, and the fair tax is 15% on spending of everything except a few things, let's say, and so to all that, he spends 15K. His tax is 2250, right. But the guy who make 100K a year and spends say 90K of that has a tax of 13,500.

    It's the same percent. It's fair in other words.

    Oh, and the guy who works under the table and pays nothing but sales tax today starts paying the same percent, and so does the rich guy with the tax shelters who doesn't may much now.

I don't know how the flat tax proposals work, but a guy who makes very little money needs to keep more of that money in order to pay for housing, food, heat, and the like. That's the whole point of the standard deduction. And maybe all that stuff is tax free, but that just means the first guy is going to pay 0 in tax, just like he does today (you can't buy much more than the necessities on a 20K salary). And also I'm sure economists will tell you that something that puts a disincentive on people to spend money will negatively effect the economy.
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      because everyone pays the same percent. If a guy makes 20K a year, and the fair tax is 15% on spending of everything except a few things, let's say, and so to all that, he spends 15K. His tax is 2250, right. But the guy who make 100K a year and spends say 90K of that has a tax of 13,500.

      It's the same percent. It's fair in other words.

      Oh, and the guy who works under the table and pays nothing but sales tax today starts paying the same percent, and so does the rich guy with the tax shelters who doesn't may much now.

    I don't know how the flat tax proposals work, but a guy who makes very little money needs to keep more of that money in order to pay for housing, food, heat, and the like. That's the whole point of the standard deduction. And maybe all that stuff is tax free, but that just means the first guy is going to pay 0 in tax, just like he does today (you can't buy much more than the necessities on a 20K salary). And also I'm sure economists will tell you that something that puts a disincentive on people to spend money will negatively effect the economy.


I am not big fan of this but it can be set up so that necessities are exempt, especially with computer technology. The everyone pays the same % sounds great and it means that the more you make/spend the more you pay but it can be devastating if not set up right. And this type of tax would not necessarily be a disincentive to spend.



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