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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Iowa Progress: Mike Huckabee And The Maya

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress

An article in The New Republic this week chronicles how Mike Huckabee
sold out his belief in balanced budgets and fiscal conservatism to
gain the support of anti-tax fanatics like Grover Norquist. This meant
embracing the "fair tax" which is a highly regressive economic program
that puts a disproportionate burden on working Americans and puts more
money in the pockets of the wealthy by replacing our tax system with a
sales of at least 30%. This marriage of convenience has already
benefited Huckabee at the Ames Straw Poll. However, on most issues,
Mike Huckabee doesn't need to sell out to embracing fringe ideas. Most
of the time, he already is embracing strange and extremist views on
his own. Although Huckabee's opposition to evolution is well known,
his embrace of the intellectual and scientific fringes is far more
wide ranging.

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