Need intellectual-ammo to convert a die-hard Obama supporter.Submitted by an_eddie on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 23:11
Just met a friend of a friend who says his whole family are Obama supporters.
I asked him politely and gently why he thinks Obama is such a great president.
He was mostly vague, but he mentioned a few things:
- Everyone should pay their fair share in taxes
Now, I can argue against these cases. But the more I talked to him the more I realized that I need to start from the very beginning (change his idea of what the role of gov't should be, the role of the Federal Reserve, the notion of Keynesian vs Free market economics....etc). In short, there's a lot cut out for me.
But one thing i need help with:
How should I argue on the point of "everybody paying their fair share"?
I COULD argue that Paul wants everyone to keep their income by 100%. But other than that im not so sure what else to say to convince a person who hasnt woken up, yet.
Please help as I'll be confronting him again this Thursday, over a few beers.
ps - He also did mention that he likes some of Paul's ideas (like no wars).
*** Update ***
He also mentioned the Paul Ryan budget proposal (he didnt like it).
He also mentioned how Obama couldnt do anything because of the Republicans in congress.