Skip to comments.George H.W. Bush honored for courage with 1990 tax hikes
Posted on 05/05/2014 5:51:43 AM PDT by Rio
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to broker a 1990 budget compromise that may have cost him re-election two years later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said on Sunday.
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No more Bush presidents. No more mistakes such as this one.
Translation: Do not oppose the interests of government.
In breaking that pledge he also forfeited his second term, saddling us with eight years of Slick Willy - and now maybe eight years of Clinton's communist wife.
“Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his “read my lips: no new taxes” campaign pledge:
Yeah, boy—confiscating even more money from taxpayers to squander on more federal programs is a real act of courage.
No more Bushes—ever.
“Hey, thanks George for giving us the election in ‘92. Here’s a plaque.”
Ah ... The statists give themselves another award for oppressing the people.
Lowell Weicker got the same BS award for instituting an income tax in Connecticut which was "never going to increase and lower the state sales tax."
They gave their very first Profiles in Courage Award to then-Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker for having the “courage” to force an income tax upon his state’s citizens.
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
That’s rich. In 1992 they made that a sound-bite that swept Clinton into office.
They sure do like to give that award to failed politicians who get ousted for raising taxes.
You CANNOT FORGET Bob Dole’s(I DESPISE THAT RINO/GOP-e) FILTHY Fingerprints on this too!
if he had any good sense he would decline
democrats honoring a republican who caved to democrat interests
George Sr brought about Clinton.
George Jr brought about obama.
Jeb will bring back a Clinton!!
All 3 praise the Clintons and obama!
“Courage” for the good of America would be democrats impeaching Obama.
Bushes/Clintons - Two sides of the same coin.
I was watching tv when Bush announced the new taxes. Speaker of the House was there with him,,, Tip? Bush said that he had reached agreement with the Dem House, and that every dollar raised would be used to reduce the deficit. Tip (?) was nodding right along. Instead, as I recall, the Dem house SPENT $1.84 for every $1 raised. Big mistake to trust the deems!
Paving the way for Jeb.
GHW Bush was Reagan’s biggest blunder. All his conservative gains were lost by involving that inept and nepotistic family.
I have a fair amount of respect for JFK the "leader".His brothers,Ted and Robert,were absolute filth as are/were most of his nieces,nephews,etc.And those utterly filthy individuals have turned the "Profiles in Courage" award into a sick Maoist sham.
I fear that Mr Bush's faculties have failed to the point that he's no longer able to understand that.
JFK reduced marginal rates.
And funny how much the like each other in private life.
There's a good boy George, now run along and let the State take it from here.
The Leftist that came up with this idea is laughing his head off.
They have a history together, see "Mena Airport."
Anytime the left “honors your courage”, you can guarantee that it really means you caved in to them.
The effect of President George H.W. Bush’s “no new taxes” betrayal has had the following effects, IMHO, of course:
* The beginning of the end of Conservative and Independent support of the Republican Party Congressional and National Leadership;
* The beginning of the end of rational thought by politicians in “both” political parties to restrict Federal spending and borrowing to fund the growth of the now dominant Federal Welfare State.
* The beginning of the end of trust of anything that a Republican Politician promises; and
* The beginning of the current cowardly, cave-in, Doormat to Democrats, Republican “Leadership” philosophy.
We read your lips George, and we now know that we were hearing the lie that continues to this day.
Thanks for your service to America in World War Two, President George H. W. Bush, but your lie about keeping a no new tax promise was your worst hour as President.
George Bush killed the Reagan Revolution.
My Dad was a top executive at a major,well respected,multinational corporation.During the 1960's the Government announced that they were closing down a large DoD facility in Massachusetts (the "Watertown Arsenal") and that the property would be for sale.My Dad went to DC to try to buy the property for the company.He often described his 2 minute long meeting with Teddy....who basically threw my Dad out of his office.He hated Teddy ever since...for his rudeness and lack of dignity,basically.My Dad heard thereafter that there was a dirty deal,involving the Kennedys,done with the politically connected people who wound up buying it.And he heard that from several very reliable sources.But then the Kennedys (most of them,at least) always *were* a bit on the shady side.
I guess one persons 'showing courage' is another person's shootin'-yerself-in-the-foot.
The only good thing that came out of it was I learned what a RINO was years before the term was even known.
Lowell Weicker got the same BS award for instituting an income tax in Connecticut which was “never going to increase and lower the state sales tax.”
Yea!Now we not only have an exorbitant income tax we also have a Sales and use tax as well as Property taxes and other hidden taxes on our internet and cell phone devices.Oh!I forgot the taxes on the electric utilities.
Connecticut just generally sucks as a state but We keep attracting more parasites here which increases our tax load.