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Bob Kerrey on Tax Increases: “Oh Yeah!”
ATR ^ | 2012-06-14 | Paul Blair

Posted on 06/15/2012 8:06:46 AM PDT by 92nina

In a recent interview with an independent watchdog group, Nebraska Watchdog, Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey confirmed that he’s ready to raise taxes on Nebraska taxpayers. It’s a rare occasion that a politician gives a straightforward answer to a simple question but Kerrey made an exception to confirm what many people have known for a long time: Bob Kerry is ready to raise taxes.

Kerrey was asked a direct question from the Watchdog reporter: “Are you ready to vote for a tax increase?” Kerrey barely hesitated to give the following answer: “Oh yeah!”

This should not surprise anyone familiar with his record in the 103rd Congress as a U.S. Senator. Kerrey was the deciding vote in favor of President Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax hike, which Kerrey himself declared as the “biggest increase in the history of the country.”

Thanks to Bob Kerrey, small business’ top rate skyrocketed from 31 percent to 39.6 percent. With small businesses currently accounting for more than 30 percent of Nebraska’s economic activity, those crippling tax rates would deter economic growth and hurt Nebraskans trying to find jobs to pay for government overspending. Although those rates were reduced after President Clinton left office, President Obama has promised to let the rates go back up at the end of this year. With Taxmageddon looming, the risk of giving Kerrey a seat at the negotiating table to be a deciding vote for further tax increases on families and small businesses should scare all Nebraska taxpayers.

“Bob Kerrey is a serial tax hiker. As the deciding vote on the largest tax increase in U.S. history at the time, he’s now affirmed that on tax policy, he has not evolved,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “By promising to raise taxes again, Kerrey is letting Nebraskans know that he has no interest in getting serious about reining in government overspending or real tax reform.”

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TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; nebraska; taxes
Confirming what we've known all along, Kerrey tells independent watchdog group that he supports higher taxes.

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1 posted on 06/15/2012 8:06:55 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

He may not be a blood relative of John Kerry, but he’s certainly an ideological brother in arms.

2 posted on 06/15/2012 8:15:02 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Did Bob Kerrey get his residency straightened out, so he can run for Senate in Nebraska?

He had been living in New York for many years, and initially tried to claim his sister’s house as his legal residence, when he decided he wanted to run for the Senate again in his former home state.

I guess we’ll see if the people of Nebraska have fond memories of his representing them in the Senate, and want to go there again.

3 posted on 06/15/2012 8:19:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nascarnation

the origin of the surname “Carry” must be the word for “Village Idiot”

4 posted on 06/15/2012 8:32:07 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

He wants to raise taxes, in other words he believes in theft being OK.

5 posted on 06/15/2012 8:56:09 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: jimpick

Maybe we should just go over to his house and take what we want or our neighbor might need.

6 posted on 06/15/2012 8:57:49 AM PDT by jimpick
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