No New Taxes Under 200,000

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    Who here is stupid enough to believe that Kerry would not raise taxes on incomes under 200,000? Think back to 2000, Bubba said exactly the same thing and then turned around and raised taxes on incomes all the way down to 20,000.

    The Democrats don't change, they've been doing the same thing for decades, promising tax cuts to get elected and then raising every tax they can get their hands on when elected.

    The electorate was stupid and gullible enough to fall for it in 2000 and i'm scared to death they will do it again in 2004.
     
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    I don't know OCA...I'm thinking the less aware portion of the electorate has FINALLY wised up.
    The Democraps know this, thus the new line.."I'll only raise taxes on those above 200K".
    HUH! fat chance, but all we can do is wait and see if Dum-masses buy it.
     
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    LIBERALS WHO HATE BUSH.

    So... aaaahh... OCA... you wanna ask a harder question? :D
     
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    I believe it.

    Kerry has been totally honest and straighforward. He has never lied or waffled. He has been true to his vision and has never allowed the winds of politicaly expediency to affect his judgement or his positions. He is a true leader in the best Clinton tradition.

    Oh yes, I believe it.

    You bet your ass.
     
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    I believed Kerry when he said HE wouldn't raise taxes on anyone with an income under $200k.

    But

    I also heard some salivating and heavy breathing coming from the senate minority that tells me Kerry won't do diddly to veto any taxes his fellow democrats in the senate pass.

    That's my interpretation of it anyway, given Kerry's nuanced ways. You just can't take anything Kerry says at face value the way you can with Bush.
     
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    And ya know even if he did keep that promise, which I doubt, it will still be a horrible idea. How he doesn't see this is beyond me. There are two levels of income tax:

    Corporate Tax: Big businesses, mega corporations

    Personal Tax: citizens, and small businesses

    Since small businesess pay at the personal income level, and at the same time make way more than any individual family, chances are they fall into the >200k category. So by rolling back the tax cut on the "rich", you actually increase taxes on small businesses! And incidentally, who are the biggest creators of jobs nowadays? Small businesses. And they will get taxed more = bad job growth = bad economy.
     
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    i thought it was funny how tom brokaw and tim russert recoiled in horror on national TV when they talked about kerry's pledge... it was kind of like, WTF is this guy thinking? he and his wife seem to be in a competition over who can put their foot in their mouth the most times
     
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    i hope you are joking
     
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    I believe I heard Edwards say that only 4% of small businesses will be affected, so you can take that for what its worth.
     
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    you flunked humor 101 didn't you?
     

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