John Ransom

Wendy60 wrote: The neoconservatives are the reason why Boehner is not putting up a fight. The neocons do the thinking for the Republican leadership on all matters of strategy and morality in politics. Boehner wouldn't take a dump if the neocons told him not to, and if they told him to do so, he would strain for hours. Neocons want tax increases, because paying higher taxes is a sacrifice. Neocons believe that the little people have to be forced into sacrificing for the "collective self," i.e., the state, because that is the only way to preserve the social order. What they really want to protect is the philosopher - from the vicissitudes of real life. - GOP Fairy Tale: We Came, We Saw, We Surrendered

Dear Comrade Wendy,

I didn’t know there were any neoconservatives left. I suppose by neoconservative you mean guys like John McCain? Or are you a true liberal and just use the term for anyone who doesn’t agree with you?

It’s hard to tell from your rant what you are talking about specifically. You might notice that Boehner couldn’t even bring up his Plan B- or the “Morning-After Tax” as I like to call it- up for a vote.

Boehner’s Plan B was a “Morning-After Tax” because it attempts to fix a several decade-long, promiscuous love affair with federal spending in way that is consequence-free for almost everyone. And standing up for the victims of the plan is just considered bad taste.

What plan could be better than that for liberals??!!  

I don’t know you can make the case the “neocons” want tax increases when there hasn’t been a vote.  So perhaps the neocons, or RINOs or whatever term you are thinking of in that disordered mind  sheltered from the vicissitudes of real life don’t have as much sway as you think.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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