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July 31, 2007

Flipper 2: Electric Boogaloo

Filed under: Fred Thompson,Taxes — Psycheout @ 9:18 pm

FlipperYes, folks, Freddy’s flipped:

Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., appears to have flip flopped on his pledge to sign federal legislation replacing all federal taxes with a 23 percent sales tax, according to an unedited FairTax.org video reviewed by ABC News.

“He has not taken this pledge,” Thompson spokesperson Linda Rozett told ABC News.

Flip Fred!, flip!

The Thompson camp’s denial appears to be contradicted, however, by an unedited FairTax.org video in which Thompson is asked, “Senator, if the House and Senate pass the ‘Fair Tax’ bill do you feel right now that you would sign it?”

Thompson replies to the question by saying, “Yeah, absolutely.”

“Fred Thompson may have spoken without thinking. But the tape is accurate,” said FairTax.org spokesman Ken Hoagland.

Speaking without thinking is the last thing we need in a President. Not much else to say, except Fred! is no Ronald Reagan. He’s certainly not the conservative savior that his rabid fans seem to think.

Bonus StoryFred Thompson: The Lazy Man’s Candidate.

Extra Bonus: Actor’s presidential ambitions are put on hold.

— Psycheout

9 Comments »

  1. This is a disgrace!

    The oppresive conficatory income tax MUST be replaced by a tax on .. on… unregistered vehicles!

    anyone with a junk car in their yard must pay.. pay…$50,000 per year…or be sold into debtors servitude.

    If that does not raise enough…anyone not wearing a suit and in church between the hours of 8am and 12noon on Sundays will be fined…fined…$5,650.

    and no damm pants suits on the females! any female not wearing a skirt will cause of fine of $10,000 to be levied on her supervisory male, for dereliction of duty.

    any additional monies required should be raised by increasing the cost of public transportation.

    Comment by Happy Clam — July 31, 2007 @ 10:08 pm | Reply

  2. anyone with a junk car in their yard must pay

    That sounds good to me! 🙂

    Comment by Psycheout — July 31, 2007 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

  3. The Fred Thompson motto should also read, “The Salacious Man’s Candidate”. I am praying that Viagra and all of the other “legal” deivant drugs be banned by the FDA. That ought to put an end to the dirty old man syndrome that has taken ahold of Fred and ilk.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — August 1, 2007 @ 7:43 am | Reply

  4. Pray pray pray all you want. I’ll check back in 30 years and see how much actual progress you’ve made(none).

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — August 1, 2007 @ 9:48 am | Reply

  5. What on earth is with that cow next to Flipper? That is surreal.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 1, 2007 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  6. That picture’s awesome.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — August 1, 2007 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  7. I hear that his wife is a hussy.

    Comment by ec1009 — August 1, 2007 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  8. First, excerpts from . . .

    Where is the outrage over sky-high taxes, regulatory costs?
    by Steve Higgins
    7/15/07 – New Haven (CT) Register (Fair Use excerpts)

    “Reports last week from two nonprofit groups should serve as a wake-up call to Americans to start agitating for tax reform . . .

    “On Monday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute reported that the cost to consumers of complying with federal regulations exceeded $1 trillion in 2006 . . . almost 10 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. It’s nearly half the amount of government spending !

    Even more worrisome, the cost of complying with these multitudinous regulations exceeds the amount of individual income tax paid in 2006, about $998 billion, as well as corporate incomes taxes of $277 billion.

    “According to the Washington, DC-based advocacy group [ Americans for Tax Reform ], the average American had to work through July 11 this year just to pay all federal, state and local taxes, as well as regulatory costs including workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits.

    “Congress should take one of two paths: Either cut tax rates and government spending drastically, or adopt the FairTax, an innovative proposal that would involve abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and its income tax and replacing it with a simple national sales tax.”

    Full article here: http://snipr.com/wherestheoutrage

    . . . The U.S. income tax system and the U.S. economy are inter-related, and are in DIRE trouble. If we, the citizens of these United States, do not act aggressively to spread the FairTax plan with family, friends and associates – our “nest eggs” stand to be devastated through a coming economic meltdown. ( “Laurence J. Kotlikoff on Long-Term Fiscal Problems in the U.S.,” summary and podcast at http://taxfoundation.org/news/show/1859.html – Dr. Kotlikoff is an expert economist, and advocate, of the FairTax plan)

    Politicians are putting demogoguery and pandering above responsible governing – and they’re able to do it because Americans do NOT understand – at the “get go” – politicians’ / bankers’ hunger for ever-increasing shares of the working person’s bi-weekly paycheck; Americans do NOT understand the totality of taxes they pay. The FairTax shines the “light of day” on this, putting citizens back in charge to forcefully demand spending reductons.

    YOU AND I MUST ACT to mobilize public opinion, and get the FairTax enacted, because the signs point to a probable devaluation of the dollar (for reissuance of an “Amero” ? – under a U.S.-sovereignty-busting North American Union ?

    )

    [ NOTE: Does this help clarify your understanding of what’s going on globally? a) Bush’s persistence on rewarding illegal immigration? b) the North American Highway now under construction in Texas (to stream cheap labor into the covertly-planned North American Union marketplace designed to compete with 21st-century China market? c) the gradual increase in value of the Chinese yuan by China corresponding to China’s economic growth? (This will result in the dumping of dollar-denominated debt as its manufacturing economy grows stronger – which guarantees devaluing and ushering-in of the Amero.) ]

    Keep in mind, this NAU strategy – supported by the “super-rich” (member-owners of the Fed) – together with their politician buddies who want NOTHING to do with FairTax – runs contrary to simply making the U.S. a “tax free zone” for business under the FairTax. Politicians and bankers lose power when the U.S. is returned to a “savings-driven economy” from a “debt / interest-driven” economy).

    Powerful “elites,” members of political and monied-interest “clubs” reaching into the halls of power in Washington, depend on keeping you and me uninformed of their plans. It is up to YOU and ME to ACT – and not live in a state of denial – based on what we now know is clearly happening to our financial futures.

    After you consult the Kotlikoff interview (above):

    • (If you’re a member of your State FairTax organization) Contact your state or local FairTax Director to learn what you can do. Find yours here: http://snipr.com/localftleaders

    • (If you’re just learning about the FairTax bill) Join FairTax.org here: http://snipurl.com/scrapthecode

    Comment by Ian — August 2, 2007 @ 12:01 am | Reply

  9. There are at least 535 people in Washington DC right now that need to know about the Fair Tax and that WE THE PEOPLE will not settle for anything less than having our economic freedom returned to us — join fellow freedom-loving citizens across the nation, demand the Fair Tax; get on board OPERATION: OFF THE FENCE!

    Comment by Marsha Whitt — August 3, 2007 @ 9:52 am | Reply


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