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You got that right Mr. Neumayr: Raising taxes isn’t going to affect the (really) rich. Congress would never pass a tax on itself without an escape route. I’m not complaining about it you understand, but it is a fact of life. I find myself (a retiree with an average of $75,000 per year) paying a higher percent of my total income than people making much more than me because I have no tax shelters!
Kerry has the perks and advantages of the Heinz fortune of several billion dollars and yet he arrogantly talks about raising taxes “on the rich,” ignoring the fact that he, a kept man, is the epitome of “the rich.” The trial lawyer Edwards, who has tried to present himself as in poverty in his youth, because his father worked in a garment factory (maybe in some sweat shop), has neglected to mention that his father had a supervisor position and his mother was a professor. Edwards, poor guy, has raked in multi-millions using his innocent stare, junk science, and the predilection of juries to make the plaintiff filthy rich with outrageous awards against people they believe to have deep pockets!p>The two “Johns” are by far the richest pair of candidates in history. They are also in a very weak position when it comes to taxing others. Why doesn’t the GOP “pan this gold”? br> — G.B. Hall br> Marietta, Georgia /p>
“I used .50 caliber machine guns, which we were granted and ordered to use…” — J. F. Kerry, 1971
Listen closely to the tape. What he says is not exactly as written here. Kerry was saying “we were granted” then he pauses and resumes, saying “ordered to use…”
Kerry’s original statement was apparently to the effect that his superiors, in the form of rules of engagement (ROE), allowed use of .50 caliber machine guns under prescribed circumstances. He then hesitated and stated the matter somewhat differently, as though his superiors seemed to order the use of these guns under all circumstances.p>Here, Kerry is shown in his penchant for nuance to the point of completely changing the meaning of a statement. If he is given permission to use the .50 cal guns, the burden falls on him if they are used; if he is ordered to use them, then the burden is on the evil military leaders of the Vietnam War. br> — Walt Johanson br> Yonkers, New York /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online