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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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 10:51am
My apologies for the several typos in my post.
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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 11:00am
No the inconsistency is making statements unequivacly that he will not impose any taxes on people below the $200,000 income level and pay the deficit down by 1/2. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that simply makes no sense.

How do you get other coutries to understand your motivations and what if they don't even after all the trying in the world? Sounds real good, get everyone on the bandwagon but how realistically can that be accomplished?

Again how will he train them elsewhere and how will he pay for it. Too much talk with too little how it will actually be done.

I don't see Kerry as an improvement at all. Furthermore, I don't trust him to keep our nation safe since he hasn't given a legitimate plan on how to go about this.~Lisa

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 11:05am

Third, Kerry never actually said he wasn't going to raise taxes..PERIOD


Question 11: Sen. Kerry, will you pledge not to raise taxes on families making less than $200,000 during your first term?


GIBSON: Sen. Kerry, the next question will be for you, and it comes from James Varner, who I believe is in this section.


Mr. Varner? You need a microphone.


QUESTIONER: Thank you.


Sen. Kerry, would you be willing to look directly into the camera and, using simple and unequivocal language, give the American people your solemn pledge not to sign any legislation that will increase the tax burden on families earning less than $200,000 a year during your first term?


KERRY: Absolutely. Yes. Right into the camera. Yes. I am not going to raise taxes.


I have a tax cut. And here's my tax cut.


I raise the child-care credit by $1,000 for families to help them be able to take care of their kids.


I have a $4,000 tuition tax credit that goes to parents -- and kids, if they're earning for themselves -- to be able to pay for college.


And I lower the cost of health care in the way that I described to you.


Every part of my program I've shown how I'm going to pay for it.


And I've gotten good people, like former Secretary of the Treasury Bob Rubin, for instance, who showed how to balance budgets and give you a good economy, to help me crunch these numbers and make them work. I've even scaled back some of my favorite programs already, like the child-care program I wanted to fund and the national service program, because the president's deficit keeps growing and I've said as a pledge, "I'm going to cut the deficit in half in four years."


Now, I'm going to restore what we did in the 1990s, ladies and gentlemen: pay as you go. We're going to do it like you do it. The president broke the pay-as-you-go rule.


Somebody here asked the question about, "Why haven't you vetoed something?" It's a good question. If you care about it, why don't you veto it?


I think John McCain called the energy bill the "No Lobbyist Left Behind" bill.


I mean, you've got to stand up and fight somewhere, folks.


I'm pledging I will not raise taxes; I'm giving a tax cut to the people earning less than $200,000 a year.


Now, for the people earning more than $200,000 a year, you're going to see a rollback to the level we were at with Bill Clinton, when people made a lot of money. And looking around here, at this group here, I suspect there are only three people here who are going to be affected: the president, me, and, Charlie, I'm sorry, you too.


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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 12:30pm

Hmmmm...maybe we were watching a different debate (btw-the ms cleo remark was totally uncalled for and not your style at all and most certaintly not appreciated):


Question 11: Sen. Kerry, will you pledge not to raise taxes on families making less than $200,000 during your first term?


GIBSON: Sen. Kerry, the next question will be for you, and it comes from James Varner, who I believe is in this section.


Mr. Varner? You need a microphone.


QUESTIONER: Thank you.


Sen. Kerry, would you be willing to look directly into the camera and, using simple and unequivocal language, give the American people your solemn pledge not to sign any legislation that will increase the tax burden on families earning less than $200,000 a year during your first term?


KERRY: Absolutely. Yes. Right into the camera. Yes. I am not going to raise taxes.


I have a tax cut. And here's my tax cut.


I raise the child-care credit by $1,000 for families to help them be able to take care of their kids.


I have a $4,000 tuition tax credit that goes to parents -- and kids, if they're earning for themselves -- to be able to pay for college.


And I lower the cost of health care in the way that I described to you.


Every part of my program I've shown how I'm going to pay for it.


And I've gotten good people, like former Secretary of the Treasury Bob Rubin, for instance, who showed how to balance budgets and give you a good economy, to help me crunch these numbers and make them work. I've even scaled back some of my favorite programs already, like the child-care program I wanted to fund and the national service program, because the president's deficit keeps growing and I've said as a pledge, "I'm going to cut the deficit in half in four years."


Now, I'm going to restore what we did in the 1990s, ladies and gentlemen: pay as you go. We're going to do it like you do it. The president broke the pay-as-you-go rule.


Somebody here asked the question about, "Why haven't you vetoed something?" It's a good question. If you care about it, why don't you veto it?


I think John McCain called the energy bill the "No Lobbyist Left Behind" bill.


I mean, you've got to stand up and fight somewhere, folks.


I'm pledging I will not raise taxes; I'm giving a tax cut to the people earning less than $200,000 a year.


Now, for the people earning more than $200,000 a year, you're going to see a rollback to the level we were at with Bill Clinton, when people made a lot of money. And looking around here, at this group here, I suspect there are only three people here who are going to be affected: the president, me, and, Charlie, I'm sorry, you too.


Lisa, he is talking about the tax that people have taken out of their paycheck...not any other type of taxes btw-the transcript can be found here:


http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/08/debate.transcript/index.html

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 12:33pm

did you read the question? Earning...earning, earning.

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 1:40pm
In all fairness, re the ms cleo thing Misty, you were telling me what I think.Unless you are psychic, how can you possibly know what I think? I was only joking, I thought you'd see that.

I don't buy that he won't raise taxes on families making under 200,000 and cut the deficit in half. Where are these numbers in writing that he supposedly crunched? Anyone can say they crunched the numbers but unless they saved the papers for people to view, it's just talk.Taxes are taxes, Misty in whatever form they come in. The taxpayer is still paying them out of their personal income.~Lisa

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 1:56pm

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?

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 2:07pm
SH was using the sanctions against his own people.Sanctions obviously weren't hurting his lifestyle any but his own people lived in squalor. Do you think Iraq would be better off is SH was still in power?Tyranny is preferable to freedom?

Haven't other nations said they wouldn't get involved? The US foots the bill for the entire war and gives the contracts away to other countries? That doesn't sound like it is in our best interest at all. On one hand the left wants to complain about the huge deficit yet they want to give our money away to other countries by letting them help us rebuild when they weren't a part of the effort to begin with. that doesn't make any sense.~Lisa

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 2:23pm

'K - on the SH point.

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Sat, 10-09-2004 - 2:37pm

Please copy and paste exactly where I claimed to know what you are thinking.