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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 · No Comments

Anyone who knows me or has been reading my blog for a while knows where I stand politically. With that in mind, here’s the ultimate irony: I just got a call from the staffer of Rebublican Congressman Tom Delay (from Texas, at that!) inviting me to become a “California Chairman of the Business Advisory Council.” Holding back my laughter, I thought I’d humor this poor staffer and hear him out. So I listened to a recorded message from Delay urging small business owners to join his council and help advocate the Bush tax cut, blah blah blah.

I know how they got my name: I have a sole proprietorship (Gabe Consulting), so I’m on lots of small business mailing lists.

But I digress. After hearing this ridiculous message, the staffer came back on the line and asked me if I’d consider joining the council. I confirmed that Delay supported the Bush tax cut, then I asked him why that’s a good idea and how it benefits me. He rattled off something about enabling employers to be able to pay for employee beneifts. Then I told him that I thought the tax cuts benefit only the rich and why should people who aren’t rich pay more in taxes. There was silence, then he referred me to the business advisory council Web site.

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