Thursday, October 20, 2011
Gus Hall to Run in Republican Presidential Primary: Opponents Call Him a Small Government Extremist
Gus Hall, once head of the Communist Party, USA, has returned to run in the Republican presidential primary. "I am delighted to run against socialists of another school," Hall said. Mitt Romney, Republican frontrunner, calls Hall a "small government extremist." Romney adds, "Hall's a Tea Partier who wants to turn the clock back on government. You can't cut government to the levels Hall advocates. My friends on Wall Street won't stand for it. Who would bail them out?"
Hall has called for a tax plan similar to Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan, but Hall's is a 4-4-4 plan. "I see no need for government spending that would require 9-9-9," Hall insists. As well, Hall has suggested that a Department of Education ought to be in the business of improving education. "We communists believe that government works." In contrast, the Republican candidates support the Department of Education even though educational results have declined during its existence.
Hall agrees with Newt Gingrich that a central bank is necessary to a "progressive" or modern society. After all, centralization of credit is plank 5 in Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto. No wonder that Gingrich, Romney, Cain, Bachmann, and Santorum agree--centralized credit is necessary.
When asked what he'll do if he loses, Hall remarks, "I'll probably work on Wall Street. They are the biggest supporters of all ten planks. They are socialists I believe in."