Tax Hike Mike

Whatever Tax You Pass, “You Will Have Nothing But My Profound Thanks”

Before Spacey et’al go off on “what does this have to do with Georgia”, there are a lot of fools down here who support Tax-Hike Mike, and it will be the pockets of Georgians he’ll be reaching in to to fund his socialist programs.


  1. Jace Walden says:

    I would argue that Presidential politics have everything to do with Georgia, since every Georgian will feel the effects whomever is elected.

    Chris, thanks for keeping Georgian’s informed about Mike, the tax-hiking liar.

  2. Erick says:

    Yeah, okay, I applaud you too. Hell, I fronted it at RedState.

    The saving grace for Mike is that this was when he was fat and some people might not really recognize him.

  3. Bill Simon says:


    So, you don’t ever think certain circumstances might actually require a governor to ever raise taxes, eh?

    Who did you vote for for President in 1980 and 1984? Or, rather, who would you have voted for?

    Surely not a guy like Reagan who raised taxes to bring his California state budget on balance when he was governor, eh?

  4. Chris says:


    Why should I pay attention to the health of my bank? The Government has setup an arrangement where I have no risk exposure.

  5. ConservativeCaucus says:

    I love it… political opporunism at its best. Take a speech totally out of context to prove a point.

  6. GOPeach says:

    I got an e-mail today asking me to join a Huckabee Write In Campaign should Rudy get the nominee.
    It sounds like fun and it could make history.

  7. John Konop says:

    Rudy has the same problem on taxes and spending according to

    Rudy Giuliani Radio Ad Not True?


    Deficits Coming and Going


  8. John Konop says:

    Rudy on taxes From

    In all, we find the cuts for which Giuliani deserves credit lowered taxes by $5.4 billion during his tenure. If you are inclined to give him credit for ending the 12.5 percent surcharge, even though he fought it, you can increase the dollar figure to $8 billion. Either would be an impressive amount of money. Giuliani, however, claims credit for $9.8 billion worth of cuts. We find that to be a multibillion-dollar bit of puffery.

    Also, it’s worth noting that Giuliani’s list doesn’t mention one tax he fought to keep

  9. Jace Walden says:


    I don’t think raising taxes is necessary for any governor. We’re already extremely overtaxed.

    If a governor/president/whatever wants to balance a budget, he needs to grow some balls and cut spending.

  10. Jason Pye says:

    Who did you vote for for President in 1980 and 1984? Or, rather, who would you have voted for?

    I wasn’t around during the election in 1980, I was born a month after it. And I was 3 in 1984.

    I agree with Jace’s statement about cutting spending as opposed to raising taxes.

    The people of Arkansas saw their tax burden increase by more that $500 million under Tax Hike Mike.

    And it’s not just his record on taxes and spending, though that speaks for itself.

  11. John Konop says:


    I agree with Fred Thompson that abortion is a State issue not a federal issue. Do you agree with Fred that abortion should not be a criminal act? How did Fred get the endorsement from National Right to Life?

  12. Bill Simon says:

    Jason and Jace,

    Oohhh..sorry, but you both flunked the intellectual honesty test by evading an answer to the direct question about Governor Ronald Reagan raising taxes.

  13. GOPeach says:

    MIKE HUCKABEE is growing in me …

    At first I thought this was funny…then
    I realized the awful truth of it. Please,
    be sure to read all the way to the end!

    Tax his land,
    Tax his bed,
    Tax the table
    At which he’s fed.

    Tax his tractor,
    Tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes
    Are the rule.

    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.

    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirt,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he
    Tries to think.

    Tax his cigars,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries, then
    Tax his tears.

    Tax his car,
    Tax his gas,
    Find other ways
    To tax his ass.

    Tax all he has
    Then let him know,
    That you won’t be done
    Till he has no dough.

    When he screams and hollers,
    Then tax him some more,
    Tax him till
    He’s good and sore.

    Then tax his coffin ,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in
    Which he’s laid.

    Put these words
    upon his tomb,
    ” Taxes drove me to my doom…”

    When he’s gone,
    Do not relax,
    Its time to apply
    The inheritance tax.

    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL license Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit Tax
    Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventor y Tax
    IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Personal Property Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service Charge Tax
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Sales Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Taxes
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax

    Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle income group in the world, and Mom stayed home to
    raise the kids.

    What the hell happened?

    Can you spell “politicians!”

    And, on top of that, we have to “press 1” for English!!!

    I hope this goes around the USA and to us Americans everywhere
    more times than we can count!

  14. Jason Pye says:

    Bill, you failed to actually ask a question about Reagan’s tax hike, you made an insinuation about it and asked me a direct question as to who I voted for or who I would have voted for.

    Reagan inherited a budget deficit and faced a Democratic majority in his state legislature. Unlike Huckabee, he cut spending across the board, but…yes, he did increase taxes to balance the budget of California. I don’t agree with it, but at least he cut spending the in process.

    The difference between Huckabee and Reagan is night and day.

    Huckabee uses class warfare and protectionist rhetoric, condemns CEO pay, supports taxing internet sales and signed a minimum wage increase. Even his support of the Fair Tax is done on populist grounds.

    Reagan was a proponent of capitalism who was able to create a coalition of social conservatives, libertarians, Democrats and so on to achieve success.

    Huckabee can’t do that.

  15. Jace Walden says:


    I don’t remember coming on here and saying the Reagan was the be all, end all of conservative thought. In fact, I think he is a bit overrated. He ended up being credited for ideas and policies that were introduced by greater men.

  16. Brian Laurens says:

    Wow, the Fred people must really be afraid of Governor Huckabee. This is the third attack today I have seen from Fred notables ( or endorsers.)

  17. GOPeach says:

    Washington, DC ( — One day after National Right to Life endorsed former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, the leader of a national pregnancy center organization says he’s backing Mike Huckabee. Tom Glessner, an attorney and the head of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, says he supports the former Arkansas governor.
    NIFLA, a pro-life law firm which provides legal and other services for over 1,100 pregnancy centers across the country, isn’t backing a candidate, but Glessner is doing so personally.

    Glessner issued his endorsement in a letter to the more than 2,500 pregnancy centers nationwide and told about his decision.

    “Forty-nine million abortions since 1973 is a moral blight upon our land that must be corrected and 1.2 million abortions a year continues to break the very heart and soul of this nation,” Glessner said.

    “Our next president must be a person who believes this within the foundations of his soul. And we need a president who has the moral convictions and commitment to work to end the cultural nightmare of abortion,” Glessner explained.

    “I am convinced that Governor Huckabee is that person,” he concluded.

    Earlier this month, Huckabee said he favors an amendment to the Constitution that protects human life and will ban abortions on a nationwide scale.

    “I’ve always supported the passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life,” Huckabee said. “As President, I will fight for passage of a human life amendment.”

    “My position on the sanctity of life has always been clear and consistent,” Huckabee added. “No candidate has a stronger record on the sanctity of life than I do.”

    Huckabee said that when he served as governor, he pushed for a similar amendment on the state level.

    Glessner has served as CEO of NIFLA for fifteen years and has been in a national leadership role in the pro-life movement since 1987.

  18. John Konop says:

    The question is it better to balance a budget or drive deficits? When the government drives deficits it takes money out of capital markets that would drive new business that is a job and tax revenue creator. Also new companies drive wages up consolidation drives wages down.

    If just cutting taxes balanced a budget we would not be 9 trillion in the red. Like any business it is a balance between taxes and spending that creates a balance budget. the only difference in business is price vs. cost.

    The real issue is many of you want your entitlement without paying for it. Also at the end special interest takes the money from tax payers for failed projects like No Child Left Behind while politicians fill their campaign coffers.

    It is cycle that s bankrupting our country while both Parties point fingers.

  19. John Konop says:

    I do not know the exact facts behind taxes in Arkansas, but he did balance the budget.

    In business if you have top line growth without profit the stock will drop.

    In Government the same is true with GDP growth and debt that is why the dollar is dropping in value. That in itself is a hidden tax increase. As the dollar goes down it hurts you on personal spending and savings.

    In understanding the above and also factoring the relationship of special interest driving main stream candidates in both Parties because of the money, I would trust Huckabee and Paul more on spending that the rest of the front runners in the GOP because they are supported by the grass roots not insiders.

    And on the DEM side I would say Obama has the best chance of not getting caught up with special interest relative to Hillary.

    I find it sad that both parties are pushing a Hillary vs. Rudy which is just more of a Bush when you take the spin away.

  20. GOPeach says:

    Now this is a bit of a statement vy my long-time friend Phyllis Schafly —

    Phyllis Schlafly, president of the national Eagle Forum, is even more blunt. “He [Huckabee] destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the Republican Party a shambles,” she says. “Yet some of the same evangelicals who sold us on George W. Bush as a ‘compassionate conservative’ are now trying to sell us on Mike Huckabee.”

  21. GOPeach says:

    Would any Huckabee supporter have anything to say about this? The Cato Institute budget studies seem pretty strict. I know that bar is really high as only ONE governor made an ” A” on the CATO report card.

    I am all for a high standard holding their feet to the fire – but Richardson did better than Romney!!!!

  22. Bill Simon says:


    You stated that if Huckabee is on the ticket, you’re not voting for the ticket (Pye Says: “I refuse to vote for any Presidential ticket with this guy on it.”).

    THAT statement was based on Huckabee’s video where he encouraged his state house and senate to PASS a tax increase.

    If you cannot get that the question I raised: “[Jason], Who did you vote for for President in 1980 and 1984? Or, rather, who would you have voted for?” was a direct question on whether or not you would have voted for Reagan (who DID raise taxes just like Huckabee), then you just might be an idiot. Or, a poly-sci major who knows nothing about logic and inference.

  23. John Konop says:

    The problem with Club for Growth and Cato is that they think fueling growth is waited over driving high debt. What they do not disclose is that the value of the dollar going down is like a tax hike. And the debt is driving the dollar down. That is why VP Cheney has been betting against the dollar in his portfolio.

  24. John Konop says:

    Club for Growth should factor a balance budget and no pork spending with a higher wait. The part that should tip you off is how did lawmakers get a high grade and run up a 9 trillion dollar debt and vote for the Highway bill, Energy bill, No Child, Farm Bill

  25. Jace Walden says:


    I think you’re missing the point.

    The Cato Institute is “lower case ‘L'” libertarian. As in the libertarian philosophy.

    It is not, however, affilitated with the “upper case ‘L” Libertarian Party.

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