Cold Fury

Harshing your mellow since 9/01

More on the Perry plan

From Bryan Preston:

Perry’s plan calls for using the power of the executive to rein in the EPA, while also opening up more land to energy exploration and use. This plan is smart, hitting our economic problems from more than one angle at once, and in a way that can be implemented quickly. The Achilles heel of the Cain 9-9-9 plan is that it requires Congress to approve it. No matter how good that plan is, Congress will monkey with it. Congress will mutilate it. 9-9-9 will soon become 10-10-10, or  15-12-18 or worse. Or, after Congress messes with it, it will end up getting vetoed. The chances of such a plan surviving contact with Congress intact are remote.

Perry’s energy plan doesn’t depend on Congress. It depends on having a president with the vision to take ahold of the bureaucracy that the voters have entrusted to him, and turn it away from the Obama job-killing agenda it has been working under. As governor, Perry has been taking that particular fight directly to Obama for more than two years now.

Perry’s energy plan would also reduce power prices across the board, while putting Americans back to work in the energy sector. Lower fuel prices will curb the inflation that has been sneaking up on America’s family budgets. With more Americans working and with fuel prices getting back under control, the economy will be on a sounder footing to get moving again. And with greater energy independence, America is more secure.

Yep, that’s about the size of it. Although I never have and never will put much faith in polls, it’ll be interesting to see if this boosts Perry’s standing any. And much more interesting than that will be seeing what the next phase of the Perry program is.

As for Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, the idea of adding what amounts to a VAT without first repealing the 16th Amendment is…double plus ungood, meaning as it will that we’ll be adding the VAT on top of the punitive taxation we already suffer under, rather than replacing the one with the other. That is, or ought to be, a non-starter; if there’s one thing we know for sure by now, it’s that Congress simply can’t be trusted not to use any underhanded means at its disposal to find more money to throw down various ratholes. As Bryan mentions, you can practically hear the drool hitting the floor as Congresscritters slaver over the potential “revenue enhancements”a implicit therein, as 9-9-9 becomes whatever outlandish number they think they can get away with.

Meanwhile, Ace noticed another interesting thing:

Do I detect a Palin Strategy at work here– an attempt to co-opt her themes to grab some of her supporters?

Fine by me. I guess if we can’t have her in the race, having some of her better ideas involved is almost as good, eh?

Share

2 thoughts on “More on the Perry plan

  1. Perry’s plan calls for using the power of the executive to rein in the EPA, while also opening up more land to energy exploration and use.

    Well, since the EPA already has a long track record of funding groups to sue it so the courts will order it to do what it wants to do anyway, I’d say that Perry’s plan is an instant Constitutional crisis if it’s ever going to accomplish anything. Which is not a good thing… unless you believe, as I do, that it’s past time to have one.

  2. Will this VAT tax myth never go away? Cain’s tax is a SALES TAX. A sales tax and a VAT tax are totally different. A sales tax is on the ned consumer, it is a known number, and it cannot be hidden, so if it gets too big, people can demand it be reduced. A VAT tax is a hidden tax added at steps in production that hides from the people, can’t really ever be quanitified, and can be raised without anyone knowing perpetually.

    Sales taxes are good. VAT taxes are bad. Cain’s tax is NOT a VAT.

Comments are closed.

CF Comments Policy Statement

Comments appear entirely at the whim of the guy who pays the bills for this site and may be deleted, ridiculed, maliciously edited for purposes of mockery, or otherwise pissed over as he in his capricious fancy sees fit. The CF comments section is pretty free-form and rough and tumble; tolerance level for rowdiness and misbehavior is fairly high here, but is NOT without limit. Management is under no obligation whatever to allow the comments section to be taken over and ruined by trolls, Leftists, and/or other oxygen thieves, and will take any measures deemed necessary to prevent such. Conduct yourself with the merest modicum of decorum, courtesy, and respect and you'll be fine. Pick pointless squabbles with other commenters, fling provocative personal insults, issue threats, or annoy the host (me) and...you won't.

Should you find yourself sanctioned after running afoul of the CF comments policy as stated and feel you have been wronged, please download and complete the Butthurt Report form below in quadruplicate; retain one copy for your personal records and send the others to the email address posted in the right sidebar. Please refrain from whining, sniveling, and/or bursting into tears and waving your chubby fists around in frustrated rage, lest you suffer an aneurysm or stroke unnecessarily. Your completed form will be reviewed and your complaint addressed whenever management feels like getting around to it. Thank you.

Categories

Archives

Notable Quotes

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." – Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution

"To put it simply, the Left is the stupid and the insane, led by the evil. You can’t persuade the stupid or the insane and you had damn well better fight the evil." - Skeptic

"Give me the media and I will make of any nation a herd of swine." - Joseph Goebbels

"Ain't no misunderstanding this war. They want to rule us and aim to do it. We aim not to allow it. All there is to it." - NC Reed, from Parno's Peril

"I just want a government that fits in the box it originally came in." -Bill Whittle

Subscribe to CF!

Support options

SHAMELESS BEGGING

If you enjoy the site, please consider donating:



Click HERE for great deals on ammo! Using this link helps support CF by getting me credits for ammo too.

Image swiped from The Last Refuge

2016 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

RSS FEED

RSS - entries - Entries
RSS - entries - Comments

E-MAIL


mike at this URL dot com

All e-mails assumed to be legitimate fodder for publication, scorn, ridicule, or other public mockery unless otherwise specified

Boycott the New York Times -- Read the Real News at Larwyn's Linx

All original content © Mike Hendrix