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House GOP Thinks Small

Posted on | February 25, 2014 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Dear Peasant Scum:

We have heard heard your complaints about the IRS pig rooting up all of your property, and have graciously afforded it some fresh lipstick. You’re welcome.


More fun:

Even many Republicans have grown leery of Camp’s proposal, worried that any simplification plan would have to trim popular tax breaks such as the deduction for home mortgage interest — a disadvantage in an election year.

Republican leaders have not ruled out the possibility of bringing Camp’s legislation to a vote before the full House if it gains momentum — but they haven’t made any promises, either.

To which the base offers a tired “Whoop de doo”:

Revisiting the crappy election turnout and general lack of enthusiasm from the base, why doesn’t the GOP consider representing the American people, and not the greater DC homo bureaucratus infestation?

via Instapundit


13 Responses to “House GOP Thinks Small”

  1. NeoWayland
    February 25th, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    If there are deductions, then by definition taxes are too high.

    Any tax system that requires BY LAW your employer, your banker, and your neighbor to snitch on you is immoral and wrong.

    And now the libertarian nutcase will go to the corner and mumble menacingly about taxes for a while.

  2. joethefatman
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    “why doesn’t the GOP consider representing the American people, and not the greater DC homo bureaucratus infestation?”

    Because all they want is money. You know the stuff they give to us, since it all theirs.

  3. StrangernFiction
    February 25th, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    The GOP is a statist party. This really is not hard to see.

  4. Quartermaster
    February 25th, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    Always has been, always will be.

  5. Quartermaster
    February 25th, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    In this case, you aren’t a nut case. You’re spot on.

  6. NeoWayland
    February 25th, 2014 @ 4:11 pm


    In the words of Penn Jillette, “…if you want to find utopia, take a sharp right on money and a sharp left on sex and it’s straight ahead.”

    When it comes to economics, I am about as free market and “conservative” as they come.

    I think most of your issue with me is that when it comes to social issues, I’m also about as free market as they come.

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  8. Quartermaster
    February 25th, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

    What people call “social issues” are the foundation of the problem the country has. Shuck morality, and you get exactly what we have in the US now. Political and financial irresponsibility is a social issue and people that try to separate a social issue from social issues are destined to fail in any kind of governmental reform.

    That’s why the Libertarian Party is a failure.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    And the Quislings want a seat at the table…trouble is, all the Left will ever do is let them sit at the children’s table.

  10. K-Bob
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    This goes along splendidly with a piece you inspired with your question (in the comments) the other day about the lack of rallies.

    I made it this week’s Liberty Amendments Mondays article.

    (I also addressed the whoop-de-doo factor by way of an aside regarding Ann Coulter’s strange fealty to Party over survival.)

    The good news is that the commenters brought up several upcoming rallies and events, so it’s worth checking it out, just for that. I’m starting to believe that after it warms up a bit outside, things are also going to “hot up” a bit for the Cotton Conservatives and Rockerfeller Republicans.

    As evidence, I offer this gem from Doug Ross (the economy charts boss):

    REP. GOHMERT: Boehner Will Be Gone as Speaker by January

  11. K-Bob
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    They could make a tacit alliance with conservatives by simply realizing that the So-Cons have never hurt the nation, regardless of how “out there” the libertarians think they have gotten.

    The worst excesses of over-reach by So-cons have almost all been things that cause no harm in the long run. “Forcing” a pregnant girl to have her child seems cruel, now, for example, but thirty years from now she’ll most likely be grateful. Further, that sort of excess in the law would never be on anyone’s short list for “why the country fell apart.”

    I wouldn’t support laws that force girls to have children, but the people behind them are far better allies for liberty and my family’s freedom than anyone on the left. So I caucus with conservatives.

    Realizing this would be to their (the Libertarian party’s) benefit.

  12. K-Bob
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    They wouldn’t even get 3/5ths of a vote.

  13. NeoWayland
    February 26th, 2014 @ 1:08 am

    You expect me to defend a political party? Not gonna happen.

    Politics are all about controlling the other guy. That is not liberty. It’s not even moral if it’s “for your own good.”

    The only reason I indulge my passion for politics is that I think government should leave people alone so they can make their own choices and accept the consequences.