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CaptShady
15th March 04, 02:23 PM
Kerry Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality: Kerry Will Raise Taxes By $900 Billion
Kerry Promises First 100 Days Proposal To Congress Will Be Health Care Plan. “John Kerry’s first major proposal to Congress will be a realistic plan that stops spiraling healthcare costs, covers every child in America, and makes it possible for every American to get the same health care as any Member of Congress.” (John Kerry’s “100 Days To Change America,” www.johnkerry.com/issues/100days/index.html#plan)

Kerry Promises: “In My First Hundred Days In The White House, I Will Roll Back George Bush’s Tax Cut For The Wealthiest So That We Can Invest In Education And Health Care.” (John Kerry, “Kick Off New Year By Making Right Choice For President,” The Union Leader [Manchester NH], 1/1/04)

Kerry’s Health Care Plan Would Cost Federal Government $895 Billion Over 10 Years And Still Would Not Cover All Currently Uninsured Individuals. According to Kenneth Thorpe, a health care economics professor at Emory University and former Clinton administration official: “Federal costs under the Kerry plans would be $895 billion over ten years to extend insurance to 26.7 million uninsured [of 43.6 million total uninsured]. This includes approximately $230 billion in federal spending for the reinsurance pool that targets those with health insurance and $665 billion for programs targeting the uninsured.” (Kenneth E. Thorpe, “An Overview And Analysis Of The Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Health Care Reform Proposals,” 9/7/03; “Health Insurance Coverage In The United States: 2002,” U.S. Census Bureau, 9/03)

Kerry Accepts Thorpe’s $900 Billion Estimate When Asked. KERRY: “[I]f you look at $75 billion a year, the president has just passed a tax cut, 54 percent of which went to 1 percent of Americans, which was about $352 billion. … That’s the choice of this race.” PBS’ MARGARET WARNER: “But your plan totaled, as scored by an independent authority, $900 billion over ten years.” KERRY: “Yes.” (PBS’ “The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,” 7/2/03)

Despite His Rhetoric, Kerry CANNOT Pay For His Health Care Proposal By Only Raising Taxes On People Making More Than $200,000. If Kerry repealed the Bush tax cuts solely for those making $200,000 or more, it would only result in $250 billion over 10 years. (“Kerry: ‘Worst Jobs Record’ Since Hoover,” The Washington Post, 7/11/03; David Wessel, Op-Ed, “View From The Right: Tax Increases Ahead,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/04)

CaptShady
15th March 04, 02:23 PM
As I have always said, this is more of the same Demo bullshit. For the most part, people making over $200,000 a year got there by working their asses off and achieving... Dems want to penalize them for doing so...

kismasher
15th March 04, 02:49 PM
better them than me, they can easily afford to lose a marginal percentage of their disposable income whereas i cannot

CaptShady
15th March 04, 02:56 PM
Okay .. then stand up and admit you're socialist, and believe in distributed wealth, JUST LIKE KERRY SHOULD DO. Instead of hiding behind semantics.

kismasher
15th March 04, 03:04 PM
okay, you stand up and admit you would like to go back to a feudal system where the poor just bend over and take it. better yet, maybe i could be a sharecropper, ooohhh, that would be awesome.

CaptShady
15th March 04, 03:08 PM
Since you admit to being a socialist, tell me of a time where it worked?

kismasher
15th March 04, 03:23 PM
sorry i am not a socialist but i do believe that some thing should be funded by the gov. and made available to all citizens at a nominal cost.

ex. prescription drugs