I have shown that the best presidents are also the status presidents. William Howard Taft was our best president. Teddy Roosevelt and Bill Clinton were also fat presidents in they were also among our best presidents.
Unfortunately former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant is not eligible to be the president because he was convicted of a felony. These charges were probably trumped up and the man did not get a fair trial. Some of the jurors who convicted Jim Traficant admit now that they were afraid not to vote to convict him. Do your own research on that.
I never realized how fat Jim Traficant had gotten nor did I know how much he loved food. In the above video we see the former Congressman chowing down on ice cream. I really like seeing that. Once Jim got his fill of ice cream he gave a very interesting interview. He went over a lot of things in this interview but what struck me was his tax plan. Traficant believes that a 25% national retail sales tax is the best and most fair way to tax everyone. He believes eliminating the IRS and income tax and repealing the 16th amemndment which states, "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.. He says the 25% national retail sales tax will more than cover the needs of the government. He also believes that we should do away with the 16th amendment. Traficant believes that eliminating all corporate tax and all income tax will cause companies to move back to the United States and I think he has a point.
Some key points he made about 25% national sales tax are that it is a voluntary tax. He pointed out that 25% of the cost of everything we buy is to pay tax on it. He pointed out that corporations don't pay taxes regardless of the rate because they merely passive costs of taxation on the consumer. He accurately pointed out that illegal aliens are not paying any income tax but they will have to pay sales tax on the items they buy. He also made a point that tourists who come to the United States will be paying the sales tax. He believes that the prices of items manufactured in the US would come down because lower corporate taxes would mean lower production costs. He points out that the elimination of income tax would give Americans of all income levels more disposable income.
Traficant like many other politicians expressed his disgust with the current tax code saying that it was too complicated and that 10 accountants can prepare a businesses taxes and they will all come out with a different number. He believes that a 25% national sales tax would be constitutional, simple and fair.
Please take the time to watch this very entertaining and informative video of Mr. Traficant pontificating on the economy and other things. I don't know if the man is a crook but my gut is telling me that he isn't.
I would like to see Jim Traficant get a show on the news channels or start his own YouTube channel. I think he is too tightly wound to be effective in today's Congress. I got a feeling he might fly off the handle and choke the crap out of some lying mealy mouth politician. As much fun as it would be to watch it would not help the people.
I will be doing more research and reporting on him. I have yet to form much of an opinion about the man so for now I will merely report on him and hope that my readers make up their own minds. The Chef has a saying, "never trust a skinny Chef" but I think you would agree that we should also never trust a skinny politician. Julius Caesar learned that lesson the hard way.