Sunday, May 04, 2008

De La Hoya: Keep Tax System Progressive

Oscar De La Hoya was a great boxing champion despite a bleeding heart. Last night, De La Hoya took it to former Republican presidential contender and flat tax advocate Steve Forbes.

De La Hoya kicked off his retirement tour Saturday night before an appreciative crowd by pitching a near shutout over a game but overmatched Steve Forbes.

I knew De La Hoya was a great fighter, but he must be a great debater as well:

The Associated Press had De La Hoya winning every round, and scored it 120-108.

It turns out De La Hoya put his money where his mouth was. He staged the contest in his home turf, low income East LA. The well-heeled Forbes must have been intimidated by a working class crowd. The HBO announcers said that De La Hoya thought it important that working families have a chance to learn about the issues and the pricing showed.

An announced crowd of 27,000, lured by ticket prices as low as $25, came to the Home Depot Center . . .


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