Is anyone on the face of earth shocked by Rand Paul abandoning a position at this point? Anyone? Brammer:
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul appeared to distance himself Wednesday from a proposal to abolish the federal income tax.
But when reporters asked Paul Wednesday why he thought the tax should be abolished, he said, “I really haven’t been saying anything like that.”
He apparently meant he had not been saying it on the campaign trail.
RAND’S LAW. I’ve been telling you folks for ages: Just because Rand Paul repeatedly and passionately and in writing advocates for something, does NOT mean that he supports. You cannot take his word on anything.
Here’s some more from AP:
Ky. Senate candidate won’t talk about ‘fair tax’
By BRUCE SCHREINER (AP) – 13 hours ago
HENDERSON, Ky. — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul sidestepped questions Wednesday about revamping the federal tax code, a day after the tea party favorite took a stand to replace the income tax with a national sales tax.
“I haven’t really been saying anything like that,” Paul told reporters following a speech in Henderson as part of his Kentucky bus tour. “I think it’s probably better to go … with what I’m saying on the campaign trail.”
When asked by a reporter about his written comments about taxes, Paul turned his focus on government spending.
“Right now the primary problem we have in our country is a spending problem,” he said. “I am for a simpler tax code, and there are various ways you can get to it, but I think the first thing we have to address is … spending.”
He declined to answer further questions on the topic.
Alright, let’s just go ahead and add another one to the list:
$2000 Medicare deductible, Bailout Ball, Civil Rights Act, ADA, farm subsidies, the Drug War, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, the border fence, Mitch McConnell as Republican leader, Fair Housing Act, Department of Education, $2000 Medicare deductible (2nd time), ending the Fed, regulating big oil, term limits, mine safety rules, medical marijuana, and now… the Fair Tax.
“Dr. Paul, there’s a “Guinness” on the line?”