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    Tag: Herman Cain

    Unintended Consequences?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat May 12, 2012 at 09:19:43 AM EST
    Tags: Main Street Fairness, DICK Durbin Plan, Rick Snyder, Tax Enforcement, Internet Sales, Online Model, Small Business, Michigan, Equal, Taxes, More Taxes, More Paperwork, Commerce, 9-9-9, Herman Cain, Federal, Sales Tax (all tags)

    Everybody wants to operate under a fair taxing field.

    Certainly this is the premise which the main street fairness act is being pursued. It is a means under which sales nexus will be identified, and taxes would be collected for sales made online for anything coming into the state that was purchased online.  It has the support of our governor, and looks to be heavily pushed with the claim that even elected conservatives are interested in it.

    Not this one.

    This is another one of those deals where instead of removing the regulatory misery under which retailers and business owners operate, it is presumed the better way toward fairness is to inflict it upon as many others as possible.   They are suffering, so can you. Share the pain.  And our governor Rick Snyder is now embracing it.

    What will this mean to online wholesalers like myself?

    I will ultimately have to deal with a number of sales tax licenses and a nightmarish bureaucracy entanglement.  I will have to report to not only my own state, but others within this compact agreement to be able to ship within those states legally.  I will not be able to ship to my customer's customers in Michigan directly, without revealing the transparent drop ship patterns.  Other states that are not a part of the compact would have their own plans which would cause harm to my model (California is already doing this) by imposing their own nexus rules even possibly based on volume shipped to their states.

    It will hurt folks using my business model from the crushing paperwork aspect alone.

    And it's just more big government making sure nothing escapes their grasp, by pretending small business actually wants it.

    (3 comments, 884 words in story) Full Story

    A NOT Endorsement.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 08:53:22 AM EST
    Tags: Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann (all tags)

    Frankly, the best conservative candidates for president are either gone, or not running.

    Sarah Palin, the smarter than you think VP candidate of 2008 sparked the imagination of tea folk throughout the country, and had already been exposed to the chicken pox of media skewering. She would have been immune to their poisoned quills this time around.  However, the generosity of the milquetoast Republican establishment would not be forthcoming.  Where the media left off, the supposed spokespeople of the Right picked up, and inserted doubt of viability. Her decision to remain a viable voice meant NOT running.


    Herman Cain, one of those folks who actually understands how to identify problems and assign the proper talent to them, was probably the best hope in advancing the conservative message.  He was the first out of the gate with a plan for tax reform, and whether one agrees with HIS proposal, its hard to argue what we have currently is remotely correct.  Decidedly innovative, its too bad he is not running still. There is no doubt he was the greatest threat to the current admin for a number of reasons.


    Michele Bachmann has been fighting the tea party fight in DC consistently, yet never got the full support she needed.  When Herman Cain dropped out, much of that support went to Newt.  If she had hung in at least to Florida, I believe she would have had a resurgence.  Next to Herman, she was the best representative of tea values in the recent slate.

    And out of those left?

    Paul -
    Out of the park wrong on foreign affairs.
    Newt - Questionable values, probable opportunist.
    Romney - Romneycare. (need we say more?)

    Did I forget someone?

    (19 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Sarah & Herman

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 08:38:42 PM EST
    Tags: Conservatives, 2012, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Primaries, President, Republicans, Excitement, Inspiration, Candidates (all tags)

    Here it is folks.  The end of the country as we know it.

    The lefties are in charge, their EPA is destroying business, the justice department is destroying our borders, the president is destroying our world standing as a super power, the treasury and fed destroying our currency, the previous congress has set the timer for self destruct on healthcare, and the current and presumably 'better' congress cannot even show the skills needed to stop the fiscal bleeding. Michigan's own congressmen have been stitching their fingers together ala super committees, and even the good doctor Dan has wrapped the gauze a little too tightly choking off the air that provides for common sense.

    How important is 2012 to you?

    Think death-star-about-to-blow-up-the-planet kind of important.

    "It's not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than two meters. "

    That word "impossible," of course, is for the pessimistic. I am being quite 'up' in my assessment as stated above.  My overall optimism was put in place a little this morning however.

    An article by John Hawkins on 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney's Electability Is A Myth was a reminder that there are people who are more motivated by charisma, charm, and I might dare say 'gravitas', than by substantive policy concern. Hawkins starts off:

    "1) People just don't like Mitt Romney: The entire GOP primary process so far has consisted of Republican voters desperately trying to find an alternative to Mitt Romney. Doesn't it say something that GOP primary voters have, at one time or another, preferred Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and now even Ron Paul (In Iowa) to Mitt Romney?

    To some people, this is a plus. They think that if conservatives don't like Mitt Romney, that means moderates will like him. This misunderstands how the process of attracting independent voters works in a presidential race. While it's true the swayable moderates don't want to support a candidate they view as an extremist, they also don't just automatically gravitate towards the most "moderate" candidate. To the contrary, independent voters tend to be moved by the excitement of the candidate's base (See John McCain vs. Barack Obama for an example of how this works). This is how a very conservative candidate like Ronald Reagan could win landslide victories. He avoided being labeled an extremist as Goldwater was, yet his supporters were incredibly enthusiastic and moderates responded to it.

    Let's be perfectly honest; Mitt Romney excites no one except for Mormons, political consultants, and Jennifer Rubin. To everybody else, Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama is a "lesser of two evils" election where we'll grudgingly back Mitt because we won't lose as badly with him in the White House as we would with Obama. That's not the sort of thing that gets anyone fired up to make phone calls, canvass neighborhoods, or even put up "I heart Mitt" signs in their yards. "

    And concern over policy doesn't necessarily mean Romney is right either.  The point well made in this particular segment goes beyond even Mitt's ability to excite and make enthusiastic, those masses that are needed to beat the king of corruption now residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    More below ~

    (6 comments, 1462 words in story) Full Story

    A Cool Examination Of The Facts . . . If There Are Any

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 12:02:58 AM EST
    Tags: Herman Cain, sexual indiscretion "scandal", Karen Kraushaar, Sharon Bialek, Ginger White, questionable credibility, push journalism, Sheila O'Grady, David Axelrod, Gloria Allred, high-tech lynching, coordinated smear campaign, confrontation clause, self-incrimination clause (all tags)

    I'm not sure if the Founding Fathers had "trial by media" in mind when they drafted Amendment 5 and Amendment 6 to the United States Constitution, but perhaps they should have.  I say that because, as we have seen this past month, the media-driven "court of public opinion" apparently doesn't operate under the same legal protections rightly enjoyed by defendants in courts of law throughout this nation.

    (26 comments, 4199 words in story) Full Story

    Green & White & Black Eyes

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 09:31:19 AM EST
    Tags: Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Politics of Destruction, MSU, Wisconsin (all tags)

    I have little to say about an extended leg held up to catch an ignorant number nine's mistaken place in the universe for those few seconds.

    The MSU-Wisconsin game in its entirety was about as great a game played that I have seen recently.  The play was remarkable at times, and talent evident. Other than the take back from a toe in-bounds and a game changing catch, the officiating was semi-OK as well.  The loss of course disappointing, and a kick in the face darkening up the one eye that could still see.  A black eye of symmetry.

    The other was from another hit to the head with the unique campaign of Herman Cain hitting the skids.

    I would be lying to say that I was expecting him to quit.  As the initial claims of harassment were obviously a measure of the times they were made in, and the Bialick claim no doubt contrived by the Obama reelection camp,  it was strange to see yet another woman who had questionable mental and financial history being taken seriously enough to end Cain's campaign.

    The take-away from this?  Not even sure.  It is certainly enough that Herman Cain's wife of 42 years had had enough. And not being used to the 24/7 anal exam given (only conservative) candidates by the media, said it was time to pack it in.  I suppose the other alternative is there was something to what the last woman said, except that from what I DO KNOW about Cain, his history, and listening to him speak, it seems more likely he was overly concerned for her welfare at one time, and may have been a financial benefactor too long.

    In any event, as of this writing, news reports suggest that he may be endorsing Newt Gingrich as early as this afternoon.

    If so?  No mas.  I'm down.

    (4 comments) Comments >>

    Hillsdale Speech By Herman Cain

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 12:54:49 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Hillsdale, Herman Cain, Foreign Policy (all tags)

    A little slow on the start up, but worth going all the way through.

    To see the additional two parts, visit Northern Light

    Cain is not down by a long shot.

    Also one should realize if his poll numbers start coming back pretty soon, he should be considered unstoppable. Worth a stop off at the donation bucket. Especially for ads like this.

    (18 comments) Comments >>

    And Then As Governor He Authored Romneycare

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 09:42:22 AM EST
    Tags: GOP 2012 Presidential Nominee, Michele Bachman, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum (all tags)

    Thanks for being the Obama template, Mitt.  Yessiree, Gingrich and Romney have done America such a great service.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    A Letter From Herman Cain

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 08:21:17 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Hillsdale, Herman Cain (all tags)

    In a let me be clear moment:

    Dear Patriots and Supporters,

    As you probably heard yesterday, a troubled Atlanta business woman used national media outlets to promulgate a fabricated, unsubstantiated story about a 13 year affair with me.  I am writing you today to assure you that this woman's story is completely false.

    I do know Ms. White.  I have helped her financially at times over the past few years, just as I have helped many friends and acquaintances throughout the years. I thought Ms. White was a friend in need of a supportive hand to better her life.  

    Ms. White has made it apparent that she was abusing the friendship.

    But now I am asking for your friendship.  I am also asking for your prayers and support. This is a trying time for my family, my campaign, and for me.  It is also a trying time for our country as we are all distracted from the truly important issues facing our nation.

    This evening I have an important speaking engagement at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, where I will be outlining my foreign policy and national security plan.  While recent events have taken a toll on me, the people in the audience this evening will not know it.  I will deliver my message with vigor and enthusiasm.

    Let me assure you, I am not deterred.  America's future is too important. We will continue on this journey to make America great once again.

    Thank you and God bless.

    Herman Cain

    I believe him.

    (32 comments) Comments >>

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