Letter-writer got the GOP debate all wrong
September 16, 2011
The Aspen Times published a letter from one Rich Moyer of Pueblo about the recent Republican tea party debate (“Tea party debates were appalling,” Sept. 14, 2011). Moyer must have hallucinated some imaginary debate, not the actual one that I watched.
Baited by the questioner’s attempt to get him to say what Moyer claims he said, instead Ron Paul said that if a desperately ill person had no health insurance (in the question, a person who could afford but refused to buy insurance), it would be better public policy for religious or other private charitable groups to care for the person, as they used to, rather than dumping the cost on the public through mandatory taxation. A perfectly reasonable response. No candidate proposed depriving the guy of care.
As to Scott Tipton’s proposal to reduce the U.S. corporate income tax rate (also incongruously woven into Moyer’s hallucinatory state), I suppose Moyer would rather see companies continue to relocate outside the U.S. to lower-tax countries, which includes every country except Japan. I like Tipton’s idea better.