Friday, May 05, 2006

Blasphemy of a Conservative Blogger

I am about to blaspheme here, but I find myself in a very unpleasant position, therefore I must make a choice based, not on what is good for Texas, but what I feel is least harmful for Texas. I must throw my support behind Strayhorn, but I do so while wearing a gas mask and biohazard suit because I find that choice repugnant in the extreme.

Freidman is a waste of a vote, and even if all three other candidates were struck down by lightning, he would still be lucky to find himself in a runoff with Mickey Mouse. And even if he DID win, he has no real plan or platform to speak of, and what little bit of a plan he HAS revealed has shown him to be a bit to the left of your average DU poster (Anybody want to guess who was testifying for a twice convicted triple murderer in court?). Bell is an avowed Democrat and I just can’t bring myself to vote for a democrat ever again. Perry is even worse than a democrat, he is a democrat that claims to be a republican, which makes him both a liar AND a thief.

Sure, Strayhorn has changed party allegiances more often than I have changed underwear, but on the plus side, that at least indicates she is sensitive to which way the political wind is blowing. Sure she has been in government for far too long but what else am I to do? What other choice to I realistically have?

This tax plan of Perry's is an HORRIBLE idea. It will singlehandedly destroy small business formation in this state. Anyone who can re-locate will. People will convert all of thier LLC's back to Sole Proprieterships and all new companies will be SP's to avoid this tax and if the business fails as a huge number do, they will be filing bankruptcies right and left. And since you have to pay the tax whether you make a profit or not, small businesses that have a high cost of goods compared with thier profit margins will find that survival will be iffy at best.

I predict that if the incoming legislature in January doesn't kill this tax plan, the Texas economy will be a ghost town by 2008.

Mark My Words™


Blogger Cory said...

See, the only reason I support Kinky is because he HAS no platform. The Gov's office is really nothing other than an empty suit bully pulpit regardless, so we might as well have some fun while doing it.

I'm a little less outraged by a guy trying to get someone out of the death penalty than I am a RINO Gov picking my pocket after I voted for him....but, then again, I'm more socially liberal than 99.99% of Republicans so I guess that shouldn't surprise anyone...

May 05, 2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger NAT PIERCE said...

"but on the plus side, that at least indicates she is sensitive to which way the political wind is blowing.":
This does not speak well for Strayhorn. The political winds in Texas congresses are to the left.
Strayhorn will tact left.
Kinky will have both sides of the isle fighting him.
There will be no legislation.
No legislation is good legislation.

May 08, 2006 11:58 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

The political winnd coming from the Lege is to the left, but the wind outside Austin where the voters are blows to the right. I think she is enough of a politician to recognize that the wind outside Austin is the one that matters. If I didn't I would have chose Bell, but I would never have chosen Freidman (I refuse to call him "Kinky").

May 08, 2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger The REAL GOP is for Strayhorn said...

Never forget:

The Republican Party of Texas has opposed the current State Franchise Tax in its State Party Platform for the past 14 years, specifically stating the following: "The party urges the repeal of the State Franchise Tax, which is nothing more than an income tax," and,

But Perry is for HB 3, which is nothing but a new and permanent Business Tax which expands the current Texas Franchise Tax to hundreds of thousands of businesses despite the fact that Texas will be the only state in the nation to tax businesses on their gross margin, which is extremely inequitable because even if a business makes little or no profit then that business would still have to pay the new Perry Tax, and this dramatic business tax increase would be shouldered on the backs of small businesses, which create most of the new jobs and drive the engine of our state's economy, leading to an economic decline and the loss of jobs for Texans.

And especially never forget that HB 3 is the largest tax increase in Texas history and it is a permanent tax which will likely be increased in future legislatures!

Only Strayhorn will fix this injustice.

May 24, 2006 2:44 PM  

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