Jul 24, 2008

Signs

Philip R. Klein writes in his latest article on the Southeast Texas Political Review:

Bob Castilow [sic] is like many of us out here.

Let me guess: a local wingnut has a hard time spelling his name correctly?

The rest of Philip's article is invented gibberish, most of which is either racist or just plain wrong:

Never mind the message that Obama wants to tax you middle classers [sic]...

Apparently, Philip R. Klein considers himself as being in the upper class, else that would be "us middle-classers."  This seems rather presumptuous for someone who lives in a home valued at only $120,000

Likewise, those who've actually read Obama's platform on taxes know that Philip's statement is completely wrong. One of the centerpieces of Obama's tax plan is an 80 million dollar tax cut for middle-class taxpayers.

Obama would set the estate-tax rate at 45 percent on everything over $7 million. I have mixed emotions about this, but Paris Hilton makes a powerful argument for Obama's proposal.

Here's the point that both Philip and Bob Costilow apparently missed.

Obama's plan would indeed raise the capital gains tax to as high as 28 percent to finance his proposed tax cuts for the middle class.  This works - Ronald Reagan did it when he cut taxes on the middle class and raised the capital gains tax to 28 percent. 

Philip really needs to talk educated about the issue of taxes, instead of spouting the "same old think, over and over and over again." Under Jimmy Carter's  Revenue Act of 1978, passed under a Democratic congress, the capital gains tax was radically cut.  Reagan's Tax Reform Act of 1986, drafted and passed by the GOP-controlled Senate led by Bob Dole, raised the rate to 28 percent.

I'm sure there are many reasons not to support Barack Obama, but specious arguments from an ignorant wingnut based on personal bias is not one of them.

Here's another of Philip's idiot statements:

This has set the media on fire. They are making an issue of it because it is....well....good media? Or maybe....

While Philip's statement is largely gibberish, two stories by the Beaumont Enterprise and Channel 6 doesn't constitute setting "the media on fire" in my opinion.

And of course, we have Philip's typical racism:

And you folks in the black community - shut up.

According to Philip, Bob Costilaw can express his opinion, but African-Americans have no right to express their opinions.  I suppose this makes sense to a wingnut racist like Philip R. Klein.

Any comment, buddy?

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