Carrie a question for you.

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Carrie a question for you.
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Fri, 10-08-2004 - 11:16pm
Do you really think that John Kerry will hold to his promise to not impose any taxes on people earning under $200,000? Still think he's honest?~Lisa

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Fri, 10-08-2004 - 11:29pm

Honestly I cannot predict the future.

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Fri, 10-08-2004 - 11:43pm
You did say that you thought one of Kerry's strong points was his honesty. He proved tonight that he's just another politician saying whatever he thinks people want to hear to get himself elected.How can you know he's a better choice when he has yet to demonstrate a plan of action? For example, he wants to form new allies, but promotes bilateral talks with North Korea that would alienate the five other allies who are part of our talks with them.What does that do for positive relationships? Also he continually demeans the contributions our allies in the war have made.~Lisa
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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 12:05am

I *do* think that he has integrity although as time goes on and I spend more time thinking and learning about the candidates I am increasingly disgusted with the whole process and what it reduces people to.


He proved tonight that he's just another politician saying whatever he thinks people want to hear to get himself elected.

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 12:21am
I hear you Carrie and that is why I normally steer clear of political debates because they generally reduce down to nothing more than mud slinging. I think you show a lot of class in these debates.

I disagree with you about Kerry not proving anything tonight. I think he proved he will outright lie to the American public to try and get elected. To say unequivacly that he will not impose any new taxes on people beneath the $200,000 income level is obviously false.

I have listened to him carefully as well as looked carefully at his website, all I have seen and heard are mission statements. As I have said before, anyone can have a great sounding mission statement but without a plan behind it it's not worth the paper it's written on.

How many of the countries that Kerry would like to offer rebuilding contracts to contributed in this war? You also seem to be forgetting that Kerry voted to support this war. He was also quoted as saying that regardless of whether or not wmds are present he still supports war and removal of Saddam Hussein. I cannot speak as to how all of our servicemen and women and their families feel about this war. I know that many do believe in the cause though.

Can you really speak as to how the brits feel wrt this war?

Lisa

P.S. Your children are precious!

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 7:57am

I disagree with you about Kerry not proving anything tonight. I think he proved he will outright lie to the American public to try and get elected. To say unequivacly that he will not impose any new taxes on people beneath the $200,000 income level is obviously false.

**Lisa, I am not sure how anyone else votes, but the way I am voting is under the idea of "hope" and not expectations.

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 9:19am

We can't predict the future, we can't know if raising taxes is something that will be required...maybe it will be.

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 9:23am
Then why didn't Kerry just say so instead of giving an empty promise. You know what is interesting to me is that you accuse Bush of lying all the time but you can't see that Kerry has told many lies as well. Do you seriously think that Kerry is going to cut the deficit in half and not raise taxes on anyone out of the top 2% income line. let's get real here! You said that Kerry was honest, I proved that he isn't.

I am not the only one who feels Kerry doesn't have laid out plans to support his mission statements. Maybe you can tell me what the global test is since he supposedly has plans to back up his mission statements. Who is letting their personal views cloud their judgement now?

Do you really think that Iraquis would choose tyranny over freedom? Actually, I think it would be far more self righteous to blow up a country and NOT fix it.... Who deos Kerry want to outsource to? What is his SPECIFIC PLAN for rebuiding Iraq other than fluffy well let others help lines?

Are you forgetting that Kerry was quoted as saying he would support going to war even without evidence of wmds? So just what were the specific set of criteria? Specifity isn't kerry's strong suit.~Lisa

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 10:12am

On the tax thing I think the one variable that keeps getting overlooked are the corporate taxes.

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 10:34am

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**First, Kerry isn't for "raising taxes" on those above the 200g, he is for rolling them back to what they were paying in taxes before the cut.

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 10:49am
Were we watching the same debate? He most vertainly did say that he wouldn't raise taxes period. he looked right into the camera and said it...where were you?How is taxing groceries and clothing not raising persoanl taxes? I would say that directly effects people and their income,lol.

How will he make sure we have people aligned with us. It sound real impressive to say I'll make sure but if you don't spell out how you're gonaa go about it, it's still just a mission statement. If you really think that in a crisis as intricate as war a President will be able to spell out exactly what all the problems are to the American people than I'd venture to say alternate reality is where you are. You are wrong about what I think btw, miss cleo,lol. I would like all the information too but recoghnize that isn't always possible. If you are a supporter of Kerry it's impossible beyond I will, I will I will...blah blah blah.

How do you suppose he will gain the support of allies for a war he doesn't personally believe in? Do you think the allies are that stupid to go along with help me out in this effort I don't believe in in the first place? The UN has time and time again proven that they are pretty much impotent when it comes to enforcing their resolutions, given there are SEVERAL countries in direct defiance of what they say...what are they doing about it? You may feel comfortable putting our Nation's security in the hands of the UN, I don't.

Specific criteria was referring to what Kerry would need to decide war was realistic. he talks out of both sides of his mouth when he is quoted as saying I would have supported ousting Saddam without the presence of wmd and then he says he doesn't agree with the President.~Lisa

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