Please VOTE! Do you believe Ron Paul will End the Income Tax?Submitted by RedDot on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 17:25
This is a little experiment. Below, I'm going to make a three statements and everybody can vote on them using the up and down arrows on the left of each comment. Look for the very first posts on this thread to find them.
"statement 1" "statement 2" and "statement 3"
I'm trying to get an idea of what people here feel about the idea of Ron Paul ending the Income Tax as it relates to the way it is presented in the Super Brochure.
The Super Brochure claims as it's very first bullet point that...
As President, Ron Paul will... End the Income Tax
To me, this seemed like an irresponsible thing to state as FACT in a brochure aimed at people that are not Ron Paul fans already without any back-up explanations. It gives people already skeptical an easy reason to simply dismiss Dr. Paul right off the bat. Ron Paul fans and libertarians may love it, but they are already voting for him.
I am fully aware that he is against the income tax, but if elected to be president of a country 16 trillion dollars in debt, do people here really think that this will happen? The campaign is not putting this long-term goal front and center of the campaign for a very good reason.
Also, stating that he WILL end the income tax is different than stating that he will try to persuade the public and congress that we don't need it. That is not nearly as outlandish sounding. Stating that he WILL do something as president makes it sound like everybody believes he can just make it happen. This is not about agreeing with him or the idea. It is about believing the claim made on the superbrochure is true and the credibility issue that it raises.
There is a difference between his ideals and what he promises to accomplish if elected. Remember, this is not about what Ron WANTS to do, it is about making a statement about what he WILL accomplish as president.
But that's just what I think, what do YOU think?
So, use the left-side arrows to vote up or down on a few questions below.
THEN bump up this entire article by clicking the vote box at the very top so we can get an idea of the total number of people that voted and also attract more people to vote.
UPDATE: Actually, please leave comments on this thread to keep it an active forum topic on the side bar long enough to get a significant amount of opinions on the issue.
Scroll down the the first posts to see the three statements to vote up or down (author will be RedDot). They will be titled "statement 1" "statement 2" and "statement 3"
OK, here goes!!!!