Wednesday, March 24, 2004

FactCheck.org Bush accuses Kerry of 350 votes for "higher taxes" higher than what?

[excerpt]-"The President misled voters and reporters in a March 20 speech when he claimed that Kerry “voted over 350 times for higher taxes on the American people” during his 20-year Senate career. Bush spoke of “yes” votes for “tax increases.”
But in fact, Kerry has not voted 350 times for tax increases, something Bush campaign officials have falsely accused Kerry of on several occasions. On close examination, the Bush campaign’s list of Kerry’s votes for “higher taxes” is padded. It includes votes Kerry cast to leave taxes unchanged (when Republicans proposed cuts), and even votes in favor of alternative Democratic tax cuts that Bush aides characterized as “watered down.”[end of excerpt]

This is a factual analysis of the Bush camp's attack on John Kerry's record by the non partisan Annanberg political fact checker. It's our job as American's to stay informed and keep the truth straight.

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