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July 23, 2004

Mr. Subliminal « Politics As Usual »

Q and O catches John Kerry in a whopper.

Please note, the way in which John Kerry answered is clearly misleading. See for yourself:

BW: So you believe that just by rolling back tax cuts for top-end taxpayers, you can fund a health plan and deficit reduction? Kerry: Yes -- absolutely. Let me be very clear: I like low marginal rates. I fought to get low marginal rates. I voted for going down to the 28% and 14% brackets [in 1986]. I am not going to raise marginal rates -- ever -- above the rates we had under Bill Clinton.

He really wants you to think he likes low marginal rates, but he's saying he has no problem raising the highest marginal rate 6.5 percentage points, and the lowest 5 full percentage points...all while trying to make you think he will never, ever actually raise them.

Does this guy really think we're that stupid? Or does he just think he can get enough gullible people to vote for him...?

Posted by Nathan at 09:36 AM | Comments (3)

What I know about economics and paying taxes would fit inside a thimble, but it's always intersting to carefully LISTEN to what people's the fine print of political BS like Kerry's 'plan' that trips people up.

Posted by: Mad Mikey at July 23, 2004 10:57 AM

Yes, he does believe people are that stupid. I sincerely hope we're not, but I do get concerned when I argue with some clowns over and over again about Dem talking points from last week that have been debunked this week, and these people don't have a clue. The information isn't getting out there, unless you're a dedicated blog reader. The media have the stiuation firmly under control - no real information for the masses, because they know what's best for us.

Jeez, they were doing this Bush=Hitler thing for so long. I guess Dems=Stalin or something. Creeps me out,- how about you?

Posted by: rick at July 23, 2004 02:09 PM

It certainly bothers me. Maybe Kerry = Ichabod Crane or something?

Posted by: Nathan at July 23, 2004 05:17 PM
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