Friday, June 22, 2012

More Sad News from Rand Paul

Rand Paul wants only "revenue neutral" tax changes by eliminating most tax deductions, he told CNN's Erin Burnett. This means only shuffling the type of taxes paid--but it gets worse.

Burnett in this interview is very good at drawing Rand out on a number issues. At one point she says he sounds like a Democrat, when he says that growth could solve much of the problem, that is, he doesn't mind spending at current levels if more can be taxed out of the economy as it grows.

She also calls him out on his claim that his tax proposal is revenue neutral. She tells him that it is "rate neutral" and says "that's a big difference". She is correct, it means higher taxes, not lower, or even neutral taxes.

Rand is sinking fast as a fighter for small government and more freedom for us all.

He even told Burnett that he said to President Obama. "I'll help you build bridges."

The interview starts at approximately the 1:35 mark. Watch and weep.