Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Defeated Paultards Turn to Steve Buscemi for Inspiration

Whenever libertarians talk to me about taxes and charity, I always think back to the opening scene from Reservoir Dogs, when Steve Buscemi tries to explain why he doesn't tip the waitress. Steve tries to take a principled stand on how he doesn't tip because society says he has to, but what it really boils down to is this: Steve Buscemi is a cheap bastard, who doesn't like to give his money to other people. At one point, one of the characters points out that the waitresses has to pay taxes on the tips, and Steve Buscemi answers back with, "Show me a paper that says the government shouldn't do that, I'll sign it. I'll vote for it. But what I won't do is play ball."

Ladies and gentleman, I now present you with the latest Paultard strategy to win votes after their humiliating defeat in New Hampshire, No Taxes on Tips. After watching all of their other efforts fail, this is what they're hoping that it will all come down to. Because yeah, Ron Paul might be crazy. He might be incompetent, he might be racist, he might deny evolution and attract the crazy vote. On the other hand, Ron Paul will make it so that you can stiff your waitress, completely guilt free. So I think it's worth it.

In an unsurprising turn of events, the Paultards are once again proving themselves to be sore losers. Some blogs have expressed disbelief over the fact that Ron Paul's performance in New Hampshire could be worse than his performance in Iowa, and are now crying foul. It turns out that New Hampshire had over twice the turnout that Iowa did, and it's a lot harder to spam elections when other people actually show up.


future_primitive said...

First, let me acknowledge that there are some people in the service industry who are intelligent and well educated. Now, let's call a spade a spade. This is plain target demographics. You didn't get a good education or job training. That's not the responsibility of the government (Can't have a nanny state now can we?) Now you are in the service industry working for tips. Comes Ron Paul offering you a pass for your tips on taxes. This is even more stupid than the $300 Bush carrot. He won't legislate for full disclosure on college loan rates, but he'll give you back your tips when you bankrupt before you finish college. News flash. Of all the societies on the planet that have both some kind of democratic government and some kind of capitalist economy (around 40 countries) the US has the lowest tax rate vs. GDP of ALL of those except Mexico (and it's working so well for them across the border). I say take some of my tax dollars and do something with them.