Monday, 11 July 2011

Rivero - Shameless Hypocrisy

Can you believe it!? The shamelessness of it.

Does anyone really think Rivero has suddenly changed tack, and realised his support for Ron Paul was support for cuts in business taxes, cuts in Capital Gains etc?

Here's Ron Paul on healthcare:
Why can't we opt out of the whole system and take care of ourselves?
LOL. Some protection he'll offer against cuts and privatisation. What a joke. More Ron Paul:
Q: If you were president, would you work to phase out the IRS?

A: Immediately. You can only do that if you change our ideas about what the role of government ought to be. If you think that government has to take care of us, from cradle to grave...... we cannot manage, you can’t get rid of the IRS.
His voting record:
--- Vote to reduce federal spending by $56.1 billion over five years by retaining a reduced tax rate on capital gains and dividends

--Vote to pass a bill that would grant $99.5 billion in federal tax cuts in fiscal 2002, for businesses and individuals.......lower the capital gains tax rate from 20% to 18%.

--Vote to pass a bill that would cut all income tax rates and make other tax cuts of $958.2 billion over 10 years. The bill would convert the five existing tax rate brackets, which range from 15 to 39.6 percent, to a system of four brackets with rates of 10 to 33 percent.

---Vote to pass a bill that would gradually reduce revenue by $185.5 billion over 10 years with a repeal of the estate tax by 2011.
A cool $200Bn giveaway to heirs......including to the wealthiest. What a bonanza for Wall Street and the wealthy Ron Paul would be.

And what a joke Rivero's complaints are. Rivero supports Ron Paul. He can't have it both ways, though he's trying, as ever.

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