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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Republicans don't need no stinkin' facts!

So I see that Republicans are running a hit ad against Patty Wetterling on the subject of taxes, including the estate tax, which supposedly hurts "family farms and small businesses." Okay, NRCC and Bachman, let's see you back it up: I want to see evidence of just one family farm that had to be sold as a result of the estate tax in the 6th district. Just one. Lots of farms in the 6th, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a "family farm" that was negatively influenced by the estate tax. Right?

We already know that your multi-millionaire donors want the estate tax gone, so no need to bring them into this.

3 Comments:

At 7:13 PM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

What do you mean? Don't you remember this gem? It must be true, it sounds so authentic!

http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media/player/news/features/200206/20020621_extra_antiwellstone

 
At 7:20 PM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

Hmm, there seem to be some margin problems. If you can't access it, it's a link to that obnoxious "Lloyd and Ruth" radio ad from four years ago, where two actors play a D.C. consultant's idea of Midwest farmers who have to foreclose all their property because their dad died.

"Llooooyyyyd?"

"Ruth, what's wrong??"

[Sobbing] "We just got a letter from the IRS! They say we owe more taxes!"

"Bullsh-"

MOOOOOOOO!

etc., etc.

Ah, the memories...

 
At 1:58 PM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An NY state senator has a really great editorial out this week called "How the Estate Tax Helps New York"

Linked here: http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/fea/20060925/202/1982

 

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