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RE: Scoring the Great Debate

By Joe O'Hara


September 23, 2015
Wednesday PM

I agree with much of Michael Reagan's Sept. 17th assessment of the Sept. 13th GOP Presidential Hopefuls for 2016 debate on CNN, but have added the following exceptions:

• The debate was way to long ... really, three hours?
• Their were way to many candidates ... it should have been five or six ... not eleven.
• Aside from Reagan's "Big Three" most of the participants did not speak about any substantive issues ... and, CNN didn't ask any really substantive questions. It seemed more like a 'GOP Love-Fest' than a meaningful political debate.

Mr. Reagan also made two glaring misstatements in his commentary:

1. Regardless of what he thinks of 'The Donald', he is still leading in the polls. Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Dr. Ben Carson are all non-politicians but are polling at the very top. That's a pretty good indication that Americans are fed-up with the customary Washington politician ... they simply are not getting things done.

2. His statement "beating the drum for ... Fair Tax, which everyone ... knows will never go anywhere" is WAY off base! FAIRtax has rapidly growing support in both the Senate and the House, is becoming a household-word across America, and is the logical replacement for the convoluted IRS system we are saddled with now.

Unfortunately, FAIRtax it's being pushed aside by many of the 2016 presidential hopefuls to allow for passage of - or so they believe ... or want too believe - the more politically-acceptable flat tax.

Mr. Reagan and the 2016 hopefuls need to rethink their views on FAIRtax and climb on-board the FAIRtax Express. FAIRtax will be more than happy to have them. They can begin their reeducation by paying a visit to

Best regards,

Joe O'Hara
Ocala, Florida

Received September 23, 2015 - Published September 23, 2015

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Scoring the Great Debate By MICHAEL REAGAN
SitNews - September 17, 2015


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