December 12, 2007

GOP, taxes and the plan to save Phil King's ass

EOW has a great post up about Rep. Phil King (R - Fucktard) and his brill idea to run the entire state on a sales tax. My take on it is a little simpler and I don't think it's a massive plan to create a tax revolt, mostly because I know that the end result won't be a tax revolt, it'll be a massive Democratic sweep on a simple campaign slogan : We'll get rid of the sales tax and tax the income of the rich. Wanna see some PWT in East Texas jump to straight ticket D? Pass a statewide sales tax.

Not to mention the fact that it'll crush the economy. That's where this gets interesting.

The law of unintended consequences is a real son of a bitch. There's no way around it, especially not for stupid people like Phil King who, if I had to guess, has an IQ in the lower 50's. A massive sales tax will simply collapse the economy as more and more people contract for goods and services out of state via the internet. This will, of course, cause retailers and the service industry to suffer and lay off people which will create an economic depression in the State. So many people out of work will create a slump in the housing market, which will deflate home values and cripple homeowners.

Regressive? Oh, it's that, too. However, pass this thing and watch how busy UPS gets. Thank God Phil has a challenger who will hopefully kick his pathetic ass.

What we need is for Democrats to start talking about taxes in terms of schools, roads, police, medical care and firefighters. Then Phil King's little brain would go into overload.

Posted by mcblogger at December 12, 2007 06:27 PM

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