Sunday, October 19, 2008

Powell rebuffs nonsense

Following his endorsement of Barack Obama for President, Former Secretary of State and retired General Colin Powell dismisses "socialist" nonsense.
And now I guess the message this week is we're going to call him a socialist. Mr. Obama is now a socialist, because he dares to suggest that maybe we ought to look at the tax structure that we have. Taxes are always a redistribution of money. Most of the taxes that are redistributed go back to those who pay them, in roads and airports and hospitals and schools. And taxes are necessary for the common good. And there's nothing wrong with examining what our tax structure is or who should be paying more or who should be paying less, and for us to say that makes you a socialist is an unfortunate characterization that isn't accurate.
[Emphasis mine]

Indeed.

h/t to BarbinMD and Steve Benen

--the BB, posting from the Albuquerque Sunport

1 comment:

Diane said...

he's the most sensible person I've heard in a long time. It makes me wish that he had decided to run for President.