Monday, November 06, 2006

Tax Cuts For the Rich

Local politics is pretty interesting. It is a microcosm of the national politics. One contestant for Governor complains that the incumbent raised taxes in spite of a pledge to lower them.
What is interesting about this to me, is that she is from the "No Tax Cuts for the Rich" party. The governor did, in fact, lower income taxes. He raised property taxes. Now, income taxes are taxes on the working families of Alabama. Property taxes are taxes on the people who own property. Normally, that would be the "rich". So we have a tax increase on the rich and a tax decrease on working families and the Democrats are upset by it. Aren't they supposed to be the ones in favor of helping the poor working class?
And then there is John Kerry. He thinks President Bush should apologize to the troops in Iraq. The troops think Kerry owes them an apology. You have probably seen the picture of the sign "Halp us Jon Carry, we r stuk in Irak"
Tomorrow we vote.

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