There's a big flap in OH these days because the good Gov. Kasich wants to tax advertising services as part of his new budget. Needless to say, neither ad agencies nor clients are happy about this. In fact Minnesota just tried the same thing and the Gov. had to back down in the face of much backlash.
This Friday afternoon, I'm participating in an American Advertising Federation conference call with ad peeps from all over OH to discuss plans to beat down this initiative. I emailed all of my clients to ask for their views so I'd have that POV to bring to the call. I included among them the Tea Party nutcase whose account I resigned months ago because I thought he'd have an interesting opinion — being the tax-averse conservative he is. Oh yah. It was interesting alright:
My point of view is this - if you are going to have entitlement programs out the wazoo and close to 50,000,000 people collecting food stamps needless to say they are necessarily going to have to tax everything up to and probably including the air that we breathe. We need to stop taxing the earners to support those who don't feel like earning to pay for themselves. My POV
What was strikingly ironic a/b this was that I was reading it while watching Ed Schultz's interview with the 47% videographer. Hearing Romney's words almost like a voice-over to this email was a whole new kick in the gut!
I replied to him thusly: "I'll take that with a grain of Tea."
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