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This morning, Ross Kaminsky critiques the merits of Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” plan. Kaminsky particularly objects to the introduction of a national sales tax stating, “Here’s the important history lesson: Sales taxes almost never fall.”
Kaminsky is wise to qualify that statement because Canada’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) has fallen - twice. Canada’s Conservative government lowered the rate on the GST from 7% to 6% in 2006 and from 6% to 5% in 2008. The Tories campaigned on this during the 2006 federal election.
Now Kaminsky is certainly on legitimate grounds when he takes issue with Cain’s assertion that future administrations wouldn’t propose increases to a national sales tax and future Congresses wouldn’t implement them. But depending on who we elect and depending on how vigorous the electorate would be against future tax increases this isn’t necessarily a foregone conclusion. The fact that our closest trading partner has decreased its national sales tax from 7% to 5% should give us cause for hope.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?