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Friday, September 24, 2004

Bush's small business scare tactics don't pass FactCheck

From FactCheck.org:
A Bush-Cheney '04 ad claims Kerry would raise taxes on 900,000 small businesses and "hurt jobs." But it counts every high-salaried person who has even $1 of outside business income as a "small business owner" -- a definition so broad that even Bush and Cheney have qualified while in office. In fact, hundreds of thousands of those "small businesses" have no jobs to offer.

Furthermore, by the Bush definition 32 million "small businesses" would see no tax increase. The ad doesn't mention that, of course. Nor does it mention Kerry's proposals for some tax cuts specifically targeted for small businesses...

Actually, Kerry proposes no specific tax increase on small businesses at all, and in fact is proposing some targeted tax cuts for small businesses. What the Bush ad refers to is Kerry's proposal to raise taxes on individuals making more than $200,000 per year.

For FactCheck's full analysis, go here.

4 Comments:

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Matthew Heidt said...

Do you wonder why nobody comments on your posts? Its because you are a Kerry Koolaid drinker without an original thought. By the way, don't bother replying to this comment, because I'll never see it, in fact nobody probably will.

 
At 11:06 PM, Blogger Outrage said...

And I presume "Kerry Kool-Aid drinker" is an insult that you came up with? Oh, I forgot I heard that one 40,000 times before...

Anyway, thanks for your contribution.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Kitzi said...

Not only do I read your blog regularly, but I have sent the link to several others, and posted it in a comment on my own blog. Keep up the good work.

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Outrage said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. It makes my job easier knowing I'm not simply speaking to the wind. In today's fast-paced world, the main problem isn't lack of information. There's plenty of information out there. The main problem is making that information accessible. For this website, I have preferred to concentrate on indexing the valuable writings of others. Elsewhere in life, I produce my own output. But I am not so vain as to think that what I alone could report is as informatory as the collected writings of a broad range of media sources. Yes, it is possible to find this material elsewhere. But pulling it all together is a great deal of hassle, as I can readily testify by how much time this project has taken. I hope it's of use to someone!

 

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