Friday, October 15, 2004

I'm Confused

This was passed to me, but I can't understand it. Maybe you can.

I'm trying to get all this political stuff straightened out in my head so that I'll know how to vote come November.
Right now, we have one guy saying one thing. Then the other guy says something else. Who to believe? Lemme see; have I got this straight?

Clinton awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Yugoslavia--good.
Bush awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Iraq--bad...

Clinton spends 77 billion on war in Serbia--good.
Bush spends 87 billion in Iraq--bad.

Clinton imposes regime change in Serbia--good.
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq--bad.

Clinton bombs Christian Serbs on behalf of Muslim Albanian terrorists--good.
Bush liberates 25 million from a genocidal dictator--bad.

Clinton bombs Chinese embassy--good.
Bush bombs terrorist camps--bad.

Clinton commits felonies while in office--good.
Bush lands on aircraft carrier in jumpsuit--bad.

Clinton refuses to take custody of Bin Laden--good.
World Trade Centers fall under Bush--bad.

Clinton says Saddam has nukes--good.
Bush says Saddam has nukes--bad.

Clinton calls for regime change in Iraq--good.
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq--bad.

Terrorist training in Afghanistan under Clinton--good.
Bush destroys training camps in Afghanistan--bad.

Milosevic not yet convicted--good.
Saddam turned over for trial--bad.

Ahh, it's so confusing!

Every year an independent tax watchdog group analyzes the average tax burden on Americans, and then calculates the "Tax Freedom Day." This is the day after which the money you earn goes to you, not the government. This year,tax freedom day was April 11. That's the earliest it has been since 1991. It's latest day ever was May 2, which occurred in 2000. Notice anything special about those dates?

Recently, John Kerry gave a speech in which he claimed that Americans are actually paying more taxes under Bush, despite the tax cuts. He gave no explanation and provided no data for this claim.

Another interesting fact: Both George Bush and John Kerry are wealthy men. Bush owns only one home, his ranch in Texas. Kerry owns four mansions, all worth several million dollars. (His ski resort home in Idaho is an old barn brought over from Europe in pieces. Not your average A-frame).

Bush paid $250,000 in taxes this year; Kerry paid $90,000. Does that sound right? The man who wants to raise your taxes obviously has figured out a way to avoid paying his own.
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