Oct 11, 2010

Enough (Philip's Demagogy)

Philip R. Klein wrote in his latest posting on the Southeast Texas Political Review:
We have preached until we are blue in the face that bigger government breeds high crime, high taxes and high unemployment. Why? Because to give to someone you have to take from someone. And when you take from someone who has - that person cannot spend, invest or create jobs. It is that simple. There is not much more to it. Government does not create wealth. It takes wealth and re-distributes it to the people after taking its part to grow.
Fact check from USA Today:
Tax bills in 2009 at lowest level since 1950

Amid complaints about high taxes and calls for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found.

Some conservative political movements such as the "Tea Party" have criticized federal spending as being out of control. While spending is up, taxes have fallen to exceptionally low levels.

Federal, state and local income taxes consumed 9.2% of all personal income in 2009, the lowest rate since 1950, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. That rate is far below the historic average of 12% for the last half-century. The overall tax burden hit bottom in December at 8.8.% of income before rising slightly in the first three months of 2010.
Fact check: here are the current effective tax rates for Jefferson and surrounding counties: (per $100 valuation):In conclusion, Vote for Philip R. Klein for Jefferson County Judge.

As one of the leading businessmen in Southeast Texas, Philip will bring his experience in the private sector to Jefferson County and fire any elected official who disagrees with him.


Anonymous said...

The only way Jefferson County will go bankrupt is if Klein is elected as county judge.

Anonymous said...

I just heard about this site and love it. Finally somebody is calling that moron to task. GOOD WORK!

Anonymous said...

I love his labor day message. I guess he's leavig this up for labor day next year.

Anonymous said...

Klein wrote:

"Looking at the numbers - if Port Arthur Citizens and the South-end of Beaumont stay home - or only come out at 10% - Jefferson County will elected two republicans for a county wide race - for the first tie in the history of Jefferson County."

How could there be a tie if this is the general election and not the primaries. This doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

I just read Klein's LAWSUIT page and almost pissed my pants I laughed so hard. You mean you guys have been jacking with him for five years and he still can't find out who you are?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't vote for anyone behind on child support.