Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Score one for Ron Paul; No more Taxes on Tips

It's pretty odd for Pundit Press to be praising Ron Paul. But on domestic policy, he's almost flawless.

Excerpted from the NY Post "Raising a glass to Ron - Barkeeps hail 'no-tax' tips" June 6:
There's one congressman who will never have to pay for a drink in Manhattan.

Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican presidential candidate from Texas, has become an unlikely hero among bar and restaurant workers as he fights for a bill that would end all taxes on tips -- the bread and butter of bartenders and waiters.

Last Thursday, a group of Paul's Big Apple supporters, called the Ron Paul NYC Liberty HQ, held a Manhattan pub crawl in support of the legislation.

"It's just not right. That money is supposed to be a gratuity for [the workers], not for the government," said Dominic Inferrera, 38, a volunteer with the group.

"I worked as a server for 10 years, and I know how hard it can be," he said. "The sad thing is that a lot of the servers end up getting audited at the end of the year and usually work so hard that they don't have the time or financial resources to handle it."

Paul introduced the Tax Free Tips Act of 2011 in March. The measure would end all income tax, Social Security withholding and other federal levees on any tips earned by salaried workers
Now if we could only get him to get him to be a consistent freedom supporter on foreign policy, as well.

Note - I served as Congressman Ron Paul's Senior Aide from 1997-2003. As a Military Veteran serving on his staff, I resigned my position in late 2003 over his opposition to the War in Iraq.

1 comment:

  1. The invasion was under false pretenses, no matter if you are a veteran or not, how can you support an illegal invasion? Ron Paul is correct 99.99% of the time, and when it comes to foreign policy, he is correct 100% of the time.