Sunday, January 13, 2013

Teaching Mainstream Conservatives New Tricks

Well, it seems that the mainstream conservative Sean Hannity is coming around to what many paleo-conservatives have been saying for a decade or so:

On his Friday radio show, conservative talker and Fox News host Sean Hannity warned that the United States may fall apart if tax rates remain high.

“The states are now fighting and battling against their own federal government,” Hannity said. ”Same thing with individuals. If you live in a state like New York, New Jersey, California [or] one of these high-tax states [where] 60-plus cents of every dollar goes to taxes, you’ll say, ‘What the hell am I doing this for?’”

“A lot of people have told me that,” Hannity continued. “A lot of people are moving. … I noticed that Bobby Jindal moved to remove his state income tax. He’s not stupid. You know what’s going to happen in Louisiana? The same thing that is happening in Texas and Florida — their populations are soaring. They’re doing a lot better. State governments are fine. They’re surviving. They don’t have the property taxes they do in New York, which is obscene. In New York, you just pay and pay and pay and pay.”

Unlike many other Western nations, the United States has a diverse group and despite the mass migration of various foreigners from Socialist nations, still maintain a significant and sizable group of rugged individuals.  And with the producer class mostly in the more conservative states, they will eventually get fed up enough with the increased taxes.

Of course, I mentioned the fact that our payroll taxes have gone up.  I mean, in actuality, they have been raised back to their level that they were a few years ago, but still, given that the economy hasn’t recovered and that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, it would have been better that Congress hadn’t allowed it to happen.

But it is refreshing to see the more mainstream conservatives acknowledge what is really going on, instead of just pledging undying loyalty to Republicans and assuming they’ll fix things.