Basically, trying to explain why the Fairtax is a bad idea is like trying to explain why having trained elephants perform open-heart surgery on every first-grader in America is a bad idea. The whole idea is one bit of lunacy stacked upon another, so when you focus on any one element of it, you let the other side suck you into into arguments about details -- Maybe there could be benefits to preemptively fixing the hearts of six year olds! Perhaps elephants do have the potential intelligence to one day perform this task!! -- that inadvertently make the plan sound semi-credible.
What is it with Southern Republican candidates and their impulse to whitewash history?
First we had Haley Barbour trying to whitewash the history of the old White Citizens Councils.
Now we've got Mike Huckabee, trying out some new talking Read more...