Skip to comments.Rich will deflect Kerry taxes, Bush says (i.e., that's what Teresa and Johnnie Edwards do!)
Posted on 08/01/2004 1:52:21 AM PDT by ambrose
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published August 1, 2004
CANTON, Ohio -- President Bush yesterday said Sen. John Kerry would fail in his attempt to raise taxes on rich Americans because their accountants would deflect the tax burden onto the middle class.
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excellent. perfect way to flip this back in their face, especially with Teresa not releasing her returns.
Anyone who has limo liberal friends/family members know the truth of this. They will speak in favor of Democrats and raising taxes, and then hide behind every tax shelter imaginable, and do everything they can to avoid paying a single cent of tax.
Edwards didn't pay something like $580,000 in FICA taxes one year by using a loophole.
Kerry every year "CHOOSES" to pay the lower tax in Boston. (You can check which rate to pay, a higher or lower one)
These people are frauds! The are in the ".2%" of the the richest people in America, the very people whom they claim should "PAY THEIR FARE SHARE", blah, blah, blah, and yet they don't!
Go, W! I like this strategy!
The democrats said that 'trickle down economics' did not work, i.e., when we gave tax breaks to 'the rich', they did not trickle down to 'the poor'. What makes the democrats think that tax increases on 'the rich' will NOT trickle to 'the poor' (meaning us)?
I saw the headline for this and groaned--I thought the two-day streak of great campaigning was now lost in a stupid attempt at populism.
Now that I've read the article--brilliant! Turning it right back on the Heinz-Lovey-Kerrywards using the truth, not some focus-grouped hate the rich fiction.
Skewering the "tax only the top 2%" bunk with a single one-liner.
what do you think of Kerrys' idea to keep his economic plan secret until after the election??
"what do you think of Kerrys' idea to keep his economic plan secret until after the election??"
The first thing I thought of was Dean Wormer: "Double Secret Probation!"
I mean, it's an economic plan no one knows about until they're living under it!
I would also like an investigation into these super-huge leftist foundation and trusts.
I would also like to know why the government feels its necessary to give tax dollars to radical left political groups.
Vote for me and you;ll never know what hit ya!
Thank you, GW, for bringing up Kerry's hidden scheme to raise taxes on the middle class. Soccer moms and the rest of us hard working Americans won't like this one bit.
When I first saw this last night I couldn't believe he'd think he'd get away with it for one minute. Where's the press on this? Do they think we're so stupid? Raising taxes is central to his scheme for a socialist paradise, and we all know TerAYsa won't be hit in the pocketbook, it'll be you and me.
If only W took to the next logical conclusion - elimination of taxes. Flat tax us or a fed sales tax (preferred) but end this income tax nightmare that is a slave collar around the American people that turns us into vassals of the state.
I hope the GOP starts talking about it as the 'Most secretive campaign in history'.
You mean of course the Double Secret Campaign....;)
I read that article and was stunned to see Robert Rubin was one of those suggesting Kerry couldn't announce his economic plan until after he won.
Is this what the dems are reduced to--a convention that robotically nominates someone who doesn't share their values, and a candidate from the party that "trusts the American people" or whatever, yet refuses to reveal its plans for leading?
How ironic--Kerry tried to bring down Nixon who had a "secret plan" for ending the war. And here he is, with a "secret plan" for ending the economy...
And thats probably what it'll do too
Bush has to make the tax issue central in the coming weeks. If any independents or thinking RATs, if there are such creatures, hear about Kerry's pie-in-the-sky plans with your money and mine, they'll vote for GW. I can't believe the press is letting this slide. One outrageous in your face decision after another. No medical records, thank you...I don't want you to know about face lifts and botox injections...no tax records from Lovie, a.k.a. TerAYsa (Mama T.), Heinz/Kerry, even though she's sitting on $3 billion. Geraldine Ferraro goes on TV and gushes about how much Lovie gives to charity and isn't that wonderful. It's mindboggling.
Lurch's so-called plan is a classic liberal line-punish "The wealthy" to give back to the poor-except that such punishment will discourage economic expansion, which means that more people will be unemployed, which means more taxes to "Help" them, which means everybody will suffer as a result-except, of course, the wealthy liberal asshats like Kerry who will always somehow manage to avoid paying anything themselves.
He still refuses to release his military records in full... while the AP is suing for Bush's... not Kerry's.
Talk about double standards
You're right about Bush making taxes central to the campaign, and if this is just his opening shot I tihnk he's blown a hole in the side of the Scaramouche.* Kerry rolled out what he thought was the big gun in the dem playbook--Raise Taxes on the Rich--and Bush pulled a Road Runner v. Coyote on him, using a commonly-known truism every man or woman around a water cooler knows to be the case.
Kerry just made himself look like a promise-them-everything pol. Whatever one's feelings about Bush, everyone who hears him say that will say "Well, THAT's true."
Will it convert anyone? Nope. It isn't meant to--it's meant to set up a conversation, so to speak. W will build on this, while Kerry is stuck in his corner. Dems accuse Bush of using tax cuts as his only economic policy, but he just showed that Kerry's only policy--tax raises--are a scam that leaves the middle class holding the bill.
He's just set up the base for showing how tax cuts for ALL are the way to go.
*The name of John K's yacht. ;)
Its like that one bill that would force corporations to pay more taxes on their off-shore activities. He added an exemption for the Heinz Corporation... where was the media?
Talk about double standards
Let me do an FR search
You are assuming that the RATS will gain control of Congress. If, God forbid, sKerry was elected without a RAT Congress, he couldn't get anything passed. 4 wonderful years of gridlock.
Gridlock is the way it should be!
But I'd rather it be with Bush in charge...:)
A true republican is one who wishes congress was in session for one month out of the year, and he'd be calling for early recess from about day 6 on.
A true democrat is the one who wishes there were 13 months in every year, and congress was in session every day.
Although I agree fully, GWB can't do that between now and November. It would please the base, but that's not where the political battle is.
If Bush brings this up at the debates when Kerry pulls an Enron/Haliburton, the election's over! :)
and he might announce something really big regarding WMD's in Iraq. Do not rule it out.
"Gridlock is the way it should be"!
Not in time of war. We need SOLID Republican action on many fronts. Don't be lulled into things that are important, but not life saving!!! We NEED solid Republican MAJORITIES, delivering SOLID Republican solutions!!!
A popular bar had a new robotic bartender installed. It could not only dispense drinks flawlessly, but also -- like any good bartender -- engage in appropriate conversation.
A man enters the bar, orders a drink. The robot serves him a perfectly prepared cocktail, then asks him, "What's your IQ?" The man replies, "150." And the robot proceeds to make conversation about Quantum physics, string theory, atomic chemistry, etc. The customer is very impressed and thinks, "This is really cool."
He decides to test the robot. He walks out of the bar, turns around, and comes back in for another drink. Again, the robot serves him the drink and asks him, "What's your IQ?" The man responds, "100." And immediately the robot starts talking, but this time, about football, baseball, cheerleaders, etc.
Really impressed, the man leaves the bar and decides to give the robot one more test. He goes back in, the robot serves him and asks, "What's your IQ?" The man replies, "50." And the robot says, "So, you gonna vote for Kerry? "
placemark for later
BUsh's best weapons over the next 3 months:
Common sense on the economy (Tax cuts grow economy)
Common sense on foreign policy (Only way to defeat terrorists is to destroy them)
Bush wins this election because common sense, and John Kerry's lack of it, will trump the day.
Populism doesn't work when most of the population is educated.
Those solutions don't require congress being in perpetual session. I can't think of many things that require such attention by congress. That doesn't mean they don't need solving, but the ones doing the solving don't need congress in session to do so.
P.S. Based on the actions of the current congress, THEY don't seem to think we need solid republican solutions.
Remind me to never, ever play poker against President Bush (and to have him teach me a few tips :-)
Water cooler truism bump.
Corporations do not pay taxes, buyers of the product do. Taxes are built into the cost of production. For crying out loud, if corporations were required to eat the ever increasing tax bite without passing along the increase to the purchaser, they would all be declaring chapter something or other.
Kerry is reportedly famous for changing subjects when he gets pinned. Seems his campaign is following suit. W nailed them on taxes and they try to shift to health care.
Deserves repeating. Populism stinks.
Shoot, why does Gov't give money to ANY political group?
Now lets see if Bush is telling the truth. Mr Edwards and Mrs Heinz Kerry, release those tax returns!!!!