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Peg BS: Why George Bush? Why John Kerry? (61* d) RE: BS: Why George Bush? Why John Kerry? 08 Sep 04

just some questions based on these statements from GUEST Larry K:

Hollywood, Michael Moore, Barbara Steisand, Al Franken, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Alex Baldwin, and Hillary Clinton support Kerry.   Rudy Guiliani, Ed Koch, Zel Miller, John McCain, Tommy Franks, and Ron Silver support Bush.
--Ron Silver is an actor based in Hollywood. Therefore, by saying "Hollywood" supports Kerry, you must be including Ron Silver. So you are contradicting yourself here. You might want to think twice about including "Hollywood" since that includes a lot of people who clearly are not Kerry supporters...

Bush will lower taxes.   Kerry will raise them.   My wife and I are in the top 10% of wage earners in the USA.   That means that we earn 46.0% of the wages in the USA, but pay 67.3% of the taxes.   So much for tax loopholes for the rich.   Kerry would have us pay more.   Right now the bottom 50% of the USA only pay 3.9% of taxes. (number from IRS web site)   This does not include state income tax, city income tax, sales tax, and all the other taxes.   I think I pay too much and we know that 25%-50% of taxes are wasted by the govt.
--Know what? You, as someone in the top 10% of wage earners, SHOULD pay higher taxes.
Bush is doing nothing about corporate welfare, nor will he. Are you concerned about anyone else's wallet but your own?

I believe that Bush has faith.   I do not think Kerry has faith.
--and precisely what do you mean by this? Faith in God? What does a politician's religious affiliation or level of belief have to do with his or her ability to govern? We have a separation of church and state in this country, guaranteed by the Constitution. Bush seems to have ignored that, if he was ever aware of it. This is not, nor should it be, a Christian nation.

I think Kerry is an isolated billionaire who is way out of touch with the the American people.
--out of touch? Hanging out at the ranch in Crawford Texas for 42% of his time in the first year of his presidency makes ole Dubya IN touch? Please. The man's had more vacation time in the last four years than I've had hot dinners in my whole life.
When he was inaugurated, Bush had never been to Europe once in his life, despite having come from money. Kerry is not only well-travelled but speaks a number of foreign languages. I know who I trust to be more skilled in foreign policy, and it's not the guy who never showed any curiosity about the world outside Texas before he was forced to...

Laura Bush vs Teresa.   no contest.
--so what do you mean here? What do you think makes someone a desirable First Mate?

Kerry says he will fix the deficit- but the first thing I think of is the "Big Dig" in Boston.   How is he going to manage the country when he can't manage the state.   Is there a bigger boondoggle in history?
--and just what does John Kerry have to do with the overspending on the Big Dig? That has been the fault of the underwriting banks and the inept contractors. I actually live in Boston--you'll have to do better than that to convince me.

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