Saturday, January 12, 2008

Candidate Perfect Didn't Promise Any Of This

We need Candidate Perfect. Originally it was simply Mr. Perfect, US Citizen at large, who ran for President of the United States. He or she took that oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States literally. Wow, imagine that. Candidate Perfect did not do the following.......

The first thing he didn't do was make promises that he cannot keep. Candidate Perfect did not promise to:

  • "Obama will protect tax cuts for poor and middle class families, but he will reverse most of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers" - source

  • "Obama will level the playing field for all businesses by eliminating special-interest loopholes and deductions, such as those for the oil and gas industry." - source

  • "Strengthen our voting laws so that every citizen can fully exercise his or her constitutional right to vote." Hillary Clinton - Source

  • "As president, Hillary will: Lower taxes for middle class families by: extending the middle class tax cuts including child tax credit and marriage penalty relief, offering new tax cuts for healthcare, college and retirement, and expanding the EITC and the child care tax credit." - Source

  • "John McCain will permanently repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)." - Source

  • "Institute The Line-Item Veto. Give the President the same power held by most state governors, to veto individual elements of a spending bill and strip out unnecessary spending." Mitt Romney - Source

  • "Give President Flexibility. Authorize the Executive Branch to spend up to 25 percent less than Congress appropriates for a given project or agency." Mitt Romney - Source

  • "Restore Supermajority Requirement. Impose congressional rule requiring a three-fifths (60%) supermajority to pass any law that would raise taxes." Mitt Romney - Source

  • Why didn't Candidate Perfect make promises like this? Because they are not within the authority of the President of the United States. According to the US Constitution, only Congress can do these things as they are legislative in nature. He or she doesn't have the lawful authority to simply wave a magic wand, and pooof!!!, kiss the boo-boo and make it all better.

    Candidate Perfect sez: "Beware of Politicians making promises they cannot keep."

    Edited to Add that Right about now, Ron Paul is looking more like candidate perfect.

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