Monday, July 23, 2007
Walberg Interview at TCS Daily
TCS Daily-- formerly "Technology Central Station"-- is a website which comments on "Technology, Commerce, [and] Society." It was started by the lobbying group DCI, which has close political ties to the Republican Party. TCS Daily has been criticized for its conservative bias in the past.
So it's no surprise that Congressman Tim Walberg would want to do an interview with TCS Daily. And it's even less of a surprise that they'd talk about Walberg's favorite subject, that fictitious tax increase Walberg says Democrats support.
Here's what does surprise me, though. For as much as he talks about taxes, Walberg doesn't seem very comfortable talking about them, even with other conservatives. See, on question after question, he dodges the substance of the issue. He doesn't answer the questions. Take a look:
Note that he doesn't answer the "why," especially since it was Republicans that passed them.
Question: How do we know what the tax rate should be? Answer: The tax code is too complicated.
What do you think of taxing "carried interest"? Walberg doesn't have an opinion, except that you shouldn't raise taxes.
How do we handle entitlements? Blame France.
I mean, really, this is pathetic. Congressman Walberg, this is supposed to be your area of expertise! You talk so much about cutting taxes, I'd think you knew the tax code inside and out! But when you're handed easy questions from a conservative and for a conservative audience, all you've got are the same tired talking points. You don't even bother to give real answers.
He really does not understand many issues. With his little tirade at the Farm Bill hearing, he proved he does not understand what a pilot program is.
He is proof that anyone can get elected to Congress, but that it takes hard work, attention to detail, and some basic level of intelligence to do it effectivly.
He is entirely ineffective.
The American Right is loving using France as an example lately. Somehow though I suspect that France's tax cuts would amount to tax increases here. I don't see anything about France wanting a theocracy either.Post a Comment
"Americans believe, 58 percent to 40 percent, that it is necessary to believe in God to be moral. In contrast, other developed countries overwhelmingly believe that it is not necessary. In France, only 13 percent agree with the U.S. view."
Stick that in your pipe 'n' smoke it Tim.
Somewhat alarming to me is that the majority of Americans consider atheists and agnostics (and maybe polytheists) automatically immoral regardless of how we conduct ourselves. If that's not prejudicial I don't know what is.
Now I know why, despite Michigan Liberal containing about 40% nontheists, even Democratic politicians pretend to believe in God.
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