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Thread #72037   Message #1237383
Posted By: GUEST
30-Jul-04 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Speech Mr. Kerry!
Subject: RE: BS: Great Speech Mr. Kerry!
OK, and while we're at it, let's talk about John Kerry's record since the 2000 election, and throw in a bit of the record under Clinton for good measure, shall we?

Let's see, he voted FOR the Bush tax cuts.

He voted FOR Bush's No Child Left Behind Act.

He voted FOR Bush's Patriot Act.

He voted FOR Bush's war on Iraq resolution.

Kerry, like Bush, has been unequivocal in his support for the Sharon government.

Kerry is one of the US government's biggest champions of GATT and NAFTA, espousing a policy of "Progressive Internationalism" in order to globalize with US pre-eminence.

Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China, despite their abysmal human rights record, and pleas from the international human rights community. Apparently his brand of internationalism only applies to free trade that benefits US.

Voted to ban "soft money" contributions and restrict issue ads. He is now setting new soft money records having 527 organizations run his attack "issue" ads.

Favors passing legislation for catastrophic health coverage for all costs over $50,000. Apparently 49,999 isn't catastrophic to rich, wealthy white guys.

Voted yes on medical savings acounts. We'll all need them to pay the catastrophic health care costs up to $49,999.

Favors raising the federal minimum wage to $6.65 by next year. Now there's a living wage for you. What a bloody generous guy. Wonder what his stand is on capping CEO's salaries and perks?

His party credentials:

--Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism
--Member of Democratic Leadership Council
--New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate
--Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition

If you liked Clinton, you're gonna LOVE Kerry.