I keep hearing the same lies coming from Perkins supporters about Ken Vaughn wanting to raise taxes. The latest batch of misinformation comes from a new blog called Collegiate Conservative, and I do think it’s about time to address the obvious distortion.
In his last article, this person makes the false claim (once again) that Ken Vaughn is going to raise taxes. I commented on this article, rather respectfully, I thought, and encouraged this person to do an actual bit of research.
He is running on the national debt, abortion, and the Second Amendment. Even though he is running on the debt as his main issue, people in league with his campaign have stated that he intends to INCREASE the heavy tax burden which is already laid upon the taxpayers of this nation. Rather than tackling the budget, medicare or social security, people speaking on behalf of his campaign have stated that he intends to raise taxes to eliminate the debt.
This false, pathetic little claim flies straight in the face of actual truth, since it’s Chris Perkins, who has stated on his website explicitly that he wants to reinforce “the social safety net,” NOT Ken Vaughn.
Ken Vaughn believes in charity – the charitable will that is in every citizen – the charitable will that makes the United States the most generous nation in the world, as witnessed by our unified and bountiful giving during disasters in Haiti and Indonesia, as well as here at home. And we did it WITHOUT government forcibly taking our money and giving it away to the “needy.”
But, Alas! My comment is still “awaiting moderation,” and has not been approved by the blog owner, which is a bit telling. In any case, here’s what I said.
I find it instructive that people who support Col. Perkins are bound and determined to spread lies about Ken Vaughn, rather than tout their candidate’s actual views on anything. They insist on using Perkins’ military service as a crutch – as THE reason to elect him, rather than examine his positions.
Ken Vaughn has plainly and clearly spelled out his ideas on his website. He has a solid budget plan that includes massive cuts.
Chris Perkins has no such detailed plan. However, his desire to “balance the budget” coupled with his desire to “reinforce the social safety net” can NOT be accomplished without massive tax increases.
I’m not sure whether you just misunderstand Ken Vaughn’s positions or whether you’re intentionally misstating them. I would hope it is not intentional, because eventually we will need to band together behind one candidate to defeat Connolly, and alienating future allies is not a smart strategy.
I would encourage you to closely examine Ken Vaughn’s plan, assess its feasibility, and then make an independent decision about which plan will lead to tax increases. I can guarantee you that if you examine both with an objective eye, you will see the error you are making here.
Pay special attention to the emphasized bolded part. Entitlements comprise the largest portion of the federal budget. Without massive reductions, there’s no way to balance the budget without massive tax increases. None. Does Chris Perkins have enough economic acumen to get that?
Ken Vaughn wants to reform and restructure our tax code. Nothing more, nothing less. Want proof? Here are his own words during the debate Chris Perkins was supposed to attend, but chose to bow out at nearly the last minute. Ken attended, and let the people hear his plan. Where was Chris Perkins? Unwilling to face his opponent.
I don’t know if the misinformation put out by the Perkins campaign is intentionally misleading, or whether his supporters are just running away with complete misinformation.
Either way, it’s time to examine the issues, instead of spreading lies.
Will Chris Perkins actually face his opponent and allow the people to decide in an honest and honorable manner?
That remains to be seen.
UPDATE: It appears our friend, the Collegiate Conservative, is nothing but a shill. Looks like he’s commented on this blog several times under different pseudonyms, including David Smalley, Jon Rigley, and the ever-unhinged Collegiate Conservative. And I had warned him to stop trying to spam my site under different names to make Col. Perkins’ campaign look like it had more support.
I guess he didn’t listen, or didn’t care that I can see the email address and the IP that originates the comment.
Like I said, people like this do nothing but harm to a campaign. Witness the unraveling that ended up with him deleting his blog altogether.
What’s amusing is that he accused ME of needing a padded cell!
Thanks, for the laugh, David Smalley, Jon Rigley or whatever your name is today!