Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It Doesn't Matter Who You Caucus For, Just Caucus (for Mike Huckabee)

With only a few hours until the Iowa caucuses, time is ticking down. McCain may have gotten the Des Moines Register's endorsement, but Mike Huckabee gets my endorsement. Mike Huckabee has climbed out of nowhere, which threatens to change my opinion of our primary system. Iowans, if you choose Huckabee I will support your state being the wine tasters of American presidents. And if that propels Huckabee to the Republican nomination, I will stop being for all the primaries on one day. But this blog isn't about our primary system, that's a whole separate topic, its about why Mike Huckabee is the right choice for America.

Huckabee is for the fair tax. The fair tax would get rid of the IRS, income taxes, payroll taxes, death taxes, capital gains and replace it with a national sales tax, meaning your money is only taxed once. I don't know about you, but I like the idea of getting rid of the IRS and filing for taxes. This probably deserves a whole blog of its own, (along with every other issue) but I'll hold off for now. But before you object to it being a tax increase on the poor, there would be a prebate to the poverty line, making it a progressive tax system.

When Huckabee was governor of Arkansas, he improved the state's education. Huckabee supports the arts in school, "weapons of mass instruction" as he calls them, which would help us to be creative and competitive. "Art and music are as important as math and science because the dreamers and visionaries among us take the rough straw of an idea and spin it into the gold of new businesses and jobs. It is as important to identify and encourage children with artistic talent as it is those with athletic ability. Our future economy depends on a creative generation." I could go on but will let you research yourself.

Huckabee is for moving from a sick care system to a health care system. That is to say, preventative medicine instead of treating problem after they arise, when they are more serious and cost more to fix. And he would know, he is like the Jared of politics, he lost over 100 pounds. He's a living example of his plan to address the health crisis we're facing, not just the health care crisis we're facing.

I could delve further, and probably will eventually, but instead I'd urge you to check out what Mike Huckabee has to say yourself. www.mikehuchabee.com If you're a Iowa resident, go caucus and go caucus for Mike Huckabee.