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Raymond Gross: Childers and the Fair Tax




Well, my suspicions have been confirmed that Mr. Childers is a federal income tax loving liberal. The proof came from his own lips. While claming to be a "Conservative Blue Dog" he admitted that he is against the Fair Tax Bill which is absolutely a conservative issue, so why doesn''t Mr. Childers support it?  


If he really cared about the people of District 1 and if he was a true conservative blue dog, he would be 100% for the Fair Tax bill since it would help the poor most of all, not only in district one but the whole country. 


As he spoke about putting his foot on the base, I think he stuck the other foot in his mouth at the same time with his comments about buying new cars. I don''t buy new cars because I''m somewhere between lower to middle class, income wise, and none of my friends buy new cars. It''s only the rich folk like Mr. Childers and his big money supporters who buy new automobiles in MS. Us poor folk can''t even afford the expensive MS tag fees (taxes) for new automobiles. We have to actually balance a budget to stay out of debt! That''s right, a real b-u-d-g-e-t. 


SHAME on you Mr. Childers for trying to mislead the voters of District 1 with your false ads on the fair tax and claiming to be a conservative but not supporting the bill. We know better, Mr. Childers, so go ahead with the 3rd party negative ads-spread some more of the liberal wealth around. We independents plan on voting for Nunnelee this time. 


Raymond Gross 





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Article Comment hope commented at 10/18/2010 12:51:00 PM:

Mr. Childers won't be the only one not buying a new car when they tack on the 23% fair tax. Knowing our state, that will probably be on top of the 5% now. Ask any car salesman if the fair tax is a good idea.
If the fair tax is the answer to our debt, why didn't Nunnelee talk about it in his campaign message here in Columbus?


Article Comment hope commented at 10/18/2010 8:48:00 PM:

If the fair tax is a conservative issue, it definitely won't help the poor. The Republicans and the Tea Party are for the rich only. The Republicans didn't want to pass the unemployment extension bill until they found out the political outcome would go against them. They despise having to pay taxes for the needy. They are for the greedy. They say get off your butt and go to work, when that are no jobs to get. When the little guy is down, they want to kick him. They want to get elected so they can take their health care from them.The Tea Party wants to do cut back on medicaid, medicare, unemployment benefits, social security, and any other entitlements that the poor are recieving from the government. And likewise the Republicans. Death Panel Palin wants the two of them to merge so if they do get elected, they can make a bigger mess out of the economy than Bush and the Republicans did. All they want to do is demonize the Democrats to get elected, but won't tell the people what they will do if they should get elected, like how are they going to deal with the two wars, how are they going to pay for them? How are they going to deal with NK, Iran, and Somalia. If you extend the Bush tax cuts, how are you going to pay for them. Are they going to re-instate the doughnut hole in medicare that the democrats did away with? These would have been good questions to ask Nunnelee, but only the rich knew that he was coming to speak. It's similar to when our politicians go to Iraq and Afghanistan. They go at night with no lights.


Article Comment raider commented at 10/19/2010 8:34:00 AM:

I briefly read over the Fair Tax idea and for the life of me, I can't see any reason why anyone that makes under about 75,000 dollars would want to support such an ideal. It would be an immediate tax increase and it would shift more of the country's tax burden on to the backs of the poor. As far as Mr. Childers supporting the bill...he should not support any bill because he is a "blue dog Democrat" or a "conservative". He should support bills based on whether he believes they are in the best interest of the people he represents. I don't see how anyone could believe this "fair tax" ideal is in the best interest of the poor people of north mississippi.


Article Comment melody commented at 10/19/2010 9:44:00 AM:

It's the liberal dems who don't know how to read a book and try to get info or brief ideas from the msnbc gang that have no clue what they are talking about. raider and hope should actually try reading the fair tax book before making complete donkeys of themselves with the goofy inacurant comments about it . How can one make a proper decision about it by briefly reading about an idea? I wonder what raider briefly read or if she read anything . It's probably something she made up which is the liberal way of doing things. I agree with Mr. Gross about the congressman not even reading the bill. It 's evident by the comments he makes about it and I shall vote for Nunnelee too.


Article Comment raider commented at 10/19/2010 1:42:00 PM:

Melody, maybe you will understand this analogy. I don't have to step in a pile of crap to know it's a pile of crap. The smell will give me enough information to determine that it's crap. I read enough about the "fair tax" to know that there is nothing fair about the "fair tax" for the poor and middle class when compared to the current system.
Second, if you want people to agree with the "fair tax", then you should spend more time trying to explain and sell the "fair tax" rather than attacking people. I suspect that the reason you chose to immediately attack me and Hope is because you can't explain the fair tax yourself. I imagine some conservative said it was the greatest thing since "right wing" religious beliefs and you automatically accepted that explaination because it was a conservative. If you are not going to at least attempt to refute what I said about the "fair tax", please shut up.
I am quite sure you will vote for Nunnelee. I doubt you would have voted for Childers no matter what his voting record was because he doesn't have that (R) beside his name.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 10/19/2010 9:36:00 PM:

I could not have said it better, melody. The C man is on his way out! All in my house are voting for Nunnelee. Two weeks from today and it's over for a truck load of libs, not just in District one of MS but all across the land. Thanks to the O man and he'll be gone in two years for sure and between now and then he's what we like to call "a lame duck".


Article Comment hope commented at 10/19/2010 9:44:00 PM:

@melody---The words in your comments are worthless. They mean absolutely nothing about anything. Better luck the next time.
Saying the fair tax will help the poor is like Sara Palin saying the Tea Party is for the little guy. It's worthless. Her definition of the little guy is a millionaire.


Article Comment observer2 commented at 10/20/2010 10:42:00 AM:

I think our congressman has been on a two year campaign trying to convince people is MS that he's a true conservative while showing Nancy his true color in DC. I agree with the other comments about his wrong stand on the Fair Tax. I haven't met anyone who has read the books who doesn't want it to become law. It doesn't take a phd to do the math. No withholding taxes and that monthly prebate check sure would come in handy. If hope and raider don't want their checks , they can return them to the treasury. If they want to continue paying the withholding fed income tax, medicare tax and social security tax, that's ok too, they can send a monthly check to the treasury. Nunnelee gets our votes on election day next month.


Article Comment melody commented at 10/20/2010 10:08:00 PM:

I know about 20 car sale around columbus and they know what the fair tax will do . It will make the used car business boom because used cars will have no nat. sales tax. Since it's the rich who should be buying new cars , that market won't be effected at all. It's obvious hope is some where out in left field again just making up stuff and showing her ignorance. Not too surprised that the dispatch actually published her blog of incorrect comments. raiders blog was just as far off base. They walk among us , folks, and sadly reproduce.


Article Comment raider commented at 10/21/2010 10:58:00 PM:

melody - are you saying that the middle class and poor would be relegated to only buying used cars? I am middle class and I don't want a used car. I want to buy a new car but I don't want to pay no stinking national sales tax. So why would I ever agree to your "fair tax"?
The basic economics of your premise that used car sales would boom because the rich would buy the new cars and the less fortunate of us would buy used cars doesn't make much sense when you think about it. Since it is far fewer rich people than poor people...there would not be enough sales of new cars to provide an adequate supply of used cars for the poor to buy. Therefore there would be a shortage of used cars and based on supply and demand, that would cause the price of used cars to sky-rocket and the poor would get hosed like never before. Am I wrong? If so, please explain.


Article Comment wpmedic1 commented at 11/1/2010 8:46:00 PM:

Hope I can tell you didn't educate yourself on fair tax like you were supposed to. You are still as ignorant of the subject as you were last time.

Childers is a tax and spend liberal and will hopefully be gone after tomorrows election. Even if he isn't the House iwll belong to the Republicans and the liberals socialist agenda will be dead.


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