Skip to comments.Fear of Taxes Could Save Burns in Montana
Posted on 11/02/2006 7:21:12 AM PST by FreeKeys
Just two weeks ago, Republican Sen. Conrad Burns appeared dead in trying for a fourth term. Polls gave his Democratic opponent, State Sen. Jon Tester, a double-digit lead, and that caused party leaders in Washington to write off Burns. But less than a week before the election, Burns has closed to within a few percentage points of Tester. The reason can be found in this Burns television ad: "Jon Tester...raised taxes on more than 16,000 small businesses....Tester supports a $2,000 tax increase on families. Tester's a politician and a taxer who'll say anything to get elected."
...Burns is pounding Tester as a taxer too liberal for Montana....Montana for the last half century has been red in presidential and blue in senatorial elections. Since 1952, Lyndon Johnson in '64 and Bill Clinton '92 are the only Democrats to carry the state for president. In that same period, only one Republican from Montana was elected to the Senate: Conrad Burns. Regarded here as a potential accident whenever he opens his mouth, he barely survived two of his three elections.
Among Republican senators, only Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania was viewed by the party's high command as more vulnerable than the 71-year-old Burns as this campaign cycle began....Republican strategists in Washington thought Burns was gone and wanted him to drop his candidacy. But Burns had one asset: Jon Tester, the surprise Democratic primary winner. The consensus here is that Tester is the only possible Democrat who could lose to Burns.
...this election now looks too close to call -- thanks to fear of taxes. Tester has lashed back to claim, inaccurately, that Burns advocates a 23 percent national sales tax on top of income taxes. The tax issue, though not emphasized by either party nationwide, is mitigating damage to the Republican Party.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Democrats raise taxes!
Sun rises in the East and sets in the West!
Wait a second here. You mean if the you campaign on conservative principles, gulp, you could win. Amazing. In a campaign, when you don't define yourself, you leave the door open for the opposition. Earth to Republicans, they are liberals, define them as such. Taxes are only the start.
The Dems don't even have to raise taxes if they win. If they do nothing the Bush tax cuts die on their own.
IT is what makes EVERYTHING else possible
THE GOOD THINGS THE 2003 TAX CUTS HAVE BROUGHT-- BY THE NUMBERS
$5,700,000,000,000 -- The Total Increase in Shareholder Wealth Since May 20, 2003
$863,654,000,000 -- The Total Amount of Tax Cuts Enacted Since Fiscal Year 2003
$625,000,000,000 -- The Total Increase in Federal Tax Revenues Since FY 2003 [$863,654,000,000 were removed from revenues by the Tax Cuts and $1,488,654,000,000 were THEN ADDED BACK IN DUE TO THE STRONGER ECONOMIC GROWTH THEY CAUSED and the 6,600,000 new jobs created, for a net gain of $625,000,000,000 so far, with more to come IF the prosperity is allowed to continue].
$783,890,000,000 -- The Total Amount of Additional Tax Cuts to be Returned to Taxpayers Through 2010
$207,788,000,000 -- The Reduction in the Deficit in the Past 29 Months DUE TO STRONGER ECONOMIC GROWTH
4.6% -- The Continuing Unemployment Rate, Lower than the averages of the 70's, 80's and 90's, which continues to fly in the face of the Media's agenda- driven focus on economic pessimists
3.7% -- The Average GDP Growth Rate Since The Tax Cut Was Enacted (the long run average is 3.3%), Calculated Quarterly
98,600,000,000 -- The Combined Income Gains for Shareholders From Dividend Increases AND Tax Savings from 2003 to 2005
$62,000,000,000 -- The Surplus of Capital Gains Tax Revenue Not Foreseen or Accounted-for by Old School Revenue Estimators
91,000,000 -- The Number of Individuals Owning Shares of Stock in America
23,000,000 -- The Number of Small Businesses Benefiting from Income Tax Reductions
6,600,000 -- The Number of Jobs Created Since the Tax Cut Was Signed Into Law
12,000 -- The Magic Number of the Dow Jones Industrial Index -- Just Now Achieved
25 -- How many years the total number of dividend-paying companies were declining up until the 2003 Tax Cut
74.0% -- The Increase in the Number of S&P 500 Companies BOOSTING their Dividends AFTER 2002
164.0% -- The Increase in the Dividend Tax Rate which would occur IF the Income and Dividend Tax Cuts expire as Jon Tester and the Democrats want them to
123.0% -- The % Increase in Dividend Income and Share Repurchases Since the 2003 Tax Cut
91.0% -- The % Increase of Stock Ownership among the Bottom Quintile of Income Earners Since 1995
65.0% -- The % of Voters Who Were Investors by the time of the 2004 Elections
$2,092 -- What the Tax Increase for a Family of Four With $50k of Income Would Be IF Tax Cuts Are Repealed, or are allowed to expire, as the Democrats want
200 -- The Number of House Members Who Voted Against This Growth-Generating Tax Cut as most Democrats seem unable or unwilling to grasp the meaning, let alone the importance, of these crucial facts of economic reality
50 -- The Number of US Senators Who Voted AGAINST This Growth-Generating Tax Cut -- THAT'S HOW CLOSE THE VOTE WAS -- but Conrad Burns voted FOR it.
-- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); May 09, 2003
WHY DID THE TAX CUTS WORK? THIS is why:
The year-long study of evening news programs revealed more than twice as many negative economic stories as positive and the negative stories were in full -length reports while the positive were in shorter forms. The study says the "CBS Evening News" went negative on the economy in 80 percent of its reports the highest percentage among the three networks. [see http://www.businessandmedia.org ]
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Hi there "FreeKeys"!
And it can help save Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania!!!
I then thought, well, maybe I misheard. So I went to his website and found this: http://connerforus.com/Economic%20Policy.htm Yup, he wants a return to up to 70% tax rates. Guess he's too stupid to understand the economic implications. Hey, moron, rich people don't pay taxes, they pass them on to their businesses and consumers. Can you say stagflation? Guess you're too stupid to remember the 70s under Carter. /spit
Seriously, how can ANYONE be that damn STUPID?
Voters in Ohio's 7th district, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote against this insane cash grab by voting (R)!!!
Copy THIS one for Pennsylvania (and other states besides Montana) instead.
Bless You!! It is done!
I do not understand why any Democrat who has come out against the "Bush Tax Cuts" is not being whalloped by commercials that point out that, if they have that way, taxes will be raised on working families by an average of $2000.00. It's true, and it's electoral Kryptonite to the Democrats.
Maybe the Republicans will get around to playing that card in 2008.
Like I told you, all those Montanans weren't shouting "Boo!", they were shouting "Boo-urns! Boo-urns!"