He wants an additional 40,000 active-duty soldiers available for combat. 1
He wants to eliminate guaranteed student loans, and force students into a two-year "National Service" if they cannot afford college on their own. 2
He wants a huge tax break for corporations, which would yield millions in additional profits for his friends and immediate family. 3
He refuses to release key documents to justify his exemption from combat duty during the Vietnam war. 4
He killed the Kyoto treaty. He brought us the Patriot Act. 5
He supports the targeted assassination of Palestinian leaders.6
He thinks everyone has a right to have guns. 7
His idea of welfare reform is to force state governments to hire religious institutions to provide services for the poor. 8
He's John Kerry. Don't Be Fooled Again.
Because We Don't Need Another Bush In The White House
1) Speech at UCLA's Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, 27 Feb 04
"And to replenish our overextended military, as President, I will add 40,000 active-duty Army troops, a temporary increase likely to last the remainder of the decade."
2) The Washington Post: Kerry Says Bush's Stubbornness Hurts Troops, 14 Apr 04
"The exchange over Iraq overshadowed an announcement by Kerry's campaign of an expanded plan for national service that seeks to put 500,000 young Americans in service to the country."
"For those who give two full years of service, Kerry would have the federal government pay the cost of four years of in-state college tuition. A campaign fact sheet said Kerry could pay for the plan, whose cost the campaign estimated at $13 billion over 10 years, by ending the guaranteed profit for banks on student loans."
3) Columnist Kevin Hassett, Tech Central Station: Kerry and Me, 15 Apr 04
"Accordingly, the impact of the Kerry plan on that company's [Hienz] value would be tremendous. If we assume that deferring U.S. tax on their foreign income saves them the difference between the U.S. tax and the average foreign tax, then that adds up to annual savings of about $43 million. With a P/E ratio of 19.35, that means that absent the loophole, the firm's market value would drop by about $832 million upon passage of the Kerry tax plan. Assuming that the Kerry-Heinz family's share of the company is four percent, which is the upper limit of what has been reported, then this loophole saves Mr. Kerry's family around $33 million."
MSNBC: Kerry calls for broad revision in corporate taxes, 26 Mar 04
"Some may be surprised to hear a Democrat calling for lower corporate tax rates," Kerry told an audience at Wayne State University. "The fact is, I don't care about the old debates. I care about getting the job done and creating jobs here in the United States of America."
4) The Boston Globe: Kerry refuses to release more records, 20 Apr 04
[John Kerry was released from duty in Vietnam after only four months, by claiming an exemption granted to those who were wounded three times in combat. The full records supporting these claims have never been made public].
"The day after John F. Kerry said he would make all of his military records available for inspection at his campaign headquarters, a spokesman said the senator would not release any new documents, leaving undisclosed many of Kerry's evaluations by his Navy commanding officers, some medical records, and possibly other material."
5) Senate Roll Call: US Government Web Site
The National Center for Public Policy Research Page: Byrd-Hagel Resolution
6) Jerusalem Post: Kerry: Rantisi's killing was justified, 18 Apr 04
US Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said on Sunday Israel's killing of Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi was justified because Israel "has every right in the world to respond to any act of terror against it."
"Hamas is a terrorist, brutal organization," he told NBC's Meet the Press. "It has had years to make up its mind to take part in a peaceful process. They refuse to ... and I support Israel's efforts to try to separate itself and to try to be secure."
7) AP, via Yahoo News: 16 March 04
"I'm a gun owner. I've been a hunter since I was about 12 years old," Kerry said. "My position is very clear. I support the Second Amendment."
8) ACLU Report: Senate Vote on Government Funding of Religious Institutions
"Included in the welfare overhaul was a provision that could force state governments, under threat of lawsuits, to contract with religious institutions, including houses of worship, to provide taxpayer-funded social services, even if they are delivered in a proselytizing environment." [Kerry voted "Yes" for this measure]
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