Sunday, August 26, 2007

Giuliani Unhinged

A Democratic president would raise taxes and ravage the economy, Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph W. Giuliani said yesterday.

The former New York City mayor said he would lower taxes, make permanent President Bush's tax cuts and eliminate inheritance taxes.

The economy isn't doing that well for middle class people now. Making tax cuts "permanent" is empty rhetoric. A president in 2052 can't raise taxes 2% because Rudy said so? Our deficit will be magically paid off by cutting taxes further.

The inheritance tax being eliminated might excite wealthy donors, but Paris Hilton getting a special tax break means that everybody else has too make up for the largesse. All of those expecting to inherit more than $2,000,000 and would be subject to the tax must love Rudy

"The Democrats believe in government when they have a choice. Republicans believe in people when we have a choice. The Republican Party is the party of the people. The Democratic Party is the party of the government," Mr. Giuliani said at a town hall meeting. He appeared with former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, who is a campaign adviser, and former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci.

In his speech, Mr. Giuliani paid little attention to his Republican rivals while taking on the Democratic candidates.

"If you've never run anything, you sometimes have unrealistic ideas," he said, noting none of the leading Democratic contenders has served as an executive. "This is not a place for on-the-job training."

You were a fucking Mayor. Oh, excuse me the mayor of 9/11. So you have executive AND foreign policy experience. The terrorists who blew up the buildings were foreigners so your foreign policy credentials are voluminous.

Better candidates please.