Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Explains Why He Switched His Endorsement To Trump

As most of you know, I had been endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, for my personal safety, because I live in California. It isn’t safe to be a Trump supporter where I live. And it’s bad for business too. But recently I switched my endorsement to Trump, and I owe you an explanation. So here it goes...

1. Things I Don’t Know: There are many things I don’t know. For example, I don’t know the best way to defeat ISIS. Neither do you. I don’t know the best way to negotiate trade policies. Neither do you. I don’t know the best tax policy to lift all boats. Neither do you. My opinion on abortion is that men should follow the lead of women on that topic because doing so produces the most credible laws. So on most political topics, I don’t know enough to make a decision. Neither do you, but you probably think you do.

Given the uncertainty about each candidate – at least in my own mind – I have been saying I am not smart enough to know who would be the best president. That neutrality changed when Clinton proposed raising estate taxes. I understand that issue and I view it as robbery by government.

Read more here...

2. Confiscation of Property: Clinton proposed a new top Estate Tax of 65% on people with net worth over $500 million. Her website goes to great length to obscure the actual policy details, including the fact that taxes would increase on lower value estates as well. See the total lack of transparency here, where the text simply refers to going back to 2009 rates. It is clear that the intent of the page is to mislead, not inform.

So don’t fall for the claim that Clinton has plenty of policy details on her website. She does, but it is organized to mislead, not to inform. That’s far worse than having no details.



Anonymous said...

Excellent article.

Anonymous said...

Very enjoyable reading! He had valid points

lmclain said...

Trump is right.
ALL they do is talk and promise. No results.
He is even more correct when he asks "where have you been for 25 years?".
Promising the same things.
Over and over and over.
Lets give someone who has actually DONE something other than suck off the public teat and enrich themselves.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Dilbert rocks, and so does Mr. Adams. Engineer by training IIRC; he's able to actually think and drew a good conclusion!