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  • Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade

    08/07/2011 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 07, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade By Ben Wolfgang-The Washington Times1 Sen. John Kerry on Sunday laid the blame for the recent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating at the feet of conservative House Republicans. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Friday dropped the U.S. credit rating from AAA to “AA+, questioning the ability of leaders in Washington to deal seriously with the nation’s debt crisis. The Obama administration’s debt-ceiling proposal, which included more spending cuts than the...
  • John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters

    09/25/2010 2:20:32 AM PDT · by billorites · 75 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    It’s the electorate, stupid! A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday. Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up...
  • John Kerry bitter as Tea Party gains steam [Schadenfreude!!]

    09/15/2010 10:05:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 16, 2010 | Hillary Chabot and Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party” even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOP’s best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation. “I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country - among them, Palin’s “chosen radical rightwing candidate” GOP...
  • Senator Defends Tax Dodge

    07/24/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 23 July 2010 | John Semmens
    Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) rebuffed critics’ complaints that he has dodged taxes he could easily afford to pay on his new $7 million yacht. By berthing the vessel in Rhode Island instead of his home state, Kerry avoided over $400,000 in sales taxes and an annual excise tax of $70,000. Inasmuch as Kerry has taken the position, as do most Democrats, that the rich do not pay enough taxes—in fact, Vice-President Joe Biden has characterized efforts to avoid or minimize one’s tax burden as “unpatriotic”—his actions strike many as hypocritical. “Not so,” says Kerry. “As a decorated Vietnam War veteran...
  • You're Right, Sen. Kerry: It's All Our Fault

    08/09/2011 4:59:24 AM PDT · by suspects · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 9, 2011 | Michael Graham
    “This is the Tea Party downgrade.” — Sen. John Kerry Dear Sen. Kerry, On behalf of the Tea Party movement, please allow me to apologize. We had no idea. Who knew that spending two years lobbying against more debt and more spending would cause a credit downgrade? It never occurred to us that opposing massive new entitlement programs like Obamacare would make us responsible for the tidal wave of future debt that brought down our AAA credit rating. If only we’d gone to Harvard. See, when we citizen simpletons waved signs like “You Can’t Spend Your Way Out Of Debt,”...
  • Kerry's Campaign Mortgage Questioned

    02/23/2004 2:53:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 437+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/23/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    WRKO Boston talk radio host Howie Carr is questioning whether Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry was given special treatment when he obtained a $6.4 million mortgage last December on the Beacon Hill townhouse he owns jointly with his wife to rescue his then-financially-strapped campaign. "I don't think that the bank should have given Kerry that big of a mortgage under the usual regulations," Carr told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg on Sunday. "When you figure up the payments and the interest rate on the note, it's going to cost him $350,000 a year to pay off the note," the Boston...
  • Kerry Won't Release Tax Info on Teresa's Treasure

    04/14/2004 9:59:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 988+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/14/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry vacations in multimillion-dollar mansions, owns a $700,000 yacht, rides exotic Italian motorcycles and helps finance it all with a millions in annual income from family investments in Heinz Foods. But Kerry's campaign won't release one iota of tax information on the jackpot that keeps him living in style, because he files his tax return separately from his wife, ketchup heiress Teresa "Don't Call Me Mrs. Kerry" Heinz. Of course, none of this bothers the partisan press, which blithely reported on Mr. Kerry's tax filing yesterday without noting that the bulk of his income comes...
  • Debt ceiling debate turns to yacht class

    07/07/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Jul 2011 | SCOTT WONG
    Democrats turned to a tried-and-true strategy this week in the fight over the debt ceiling, casting Republicans as the guardians of yacht owners, hedge fund managers and Big Oil. After a week of speeches laced with populist rhetoric and shortly after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a vote on a resolution written as a lose-lose for Republicans, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded that his party is open to talking about loopholes, a shift from his previous hard line. “Voters don’t have a favorable view of millionaires. This is something the president and other Democrats are using to project...
  • Gas Guzzling Kerry Blasts Bush on Environment

    04/21/2004 8:45:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 516+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/21/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his mega-rich wife Teresa Heinz own a gas guzzling private jet, an energy-eating power yacht, have five mansions that consume thousands of gallons of oil to heat and cool - and keep a fleet of SUVs running night-and-day outside their Beacon Hill mansion. But that didn't stop Sen. Kerry from blasting President Bush's environmental record yesterday. "Being responsible about the environment is not some goo-goo, do-gooder, silly notion that you embrace once a year on Earth Day," railed Kerry to a Florida crowd. "It's important to life itself." Really? It doesn't seem particularly...
  • Kerry’s Absurdities

    08/09/2011 5:12:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 8th, 2011 | Tait Trussell
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) thinks the ideas of the Tea Party are “absurd.” The media should not be covering the Tea Party philosophy of reduced spending and debt and a balanced budget. In 1997, Kerry himself sponsored an amendment to balance the then-current budget. He didn’t think that was absurd. What is absurd is that no one is more to blame for the government’s long-time spending binge than Senator John Kerry himself. As the nation’s credit rating is downgraded, and our federal debt exceeds the entire output of the U.S. economy, Kerry on Meet the Press Aug. 7 called for...
  • Kerry Say 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He

    04/22/2004 5:26:12 PM PDT · by blam · 199 replies · 421+ views
    Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He Friday April 23, 2004 12:46 AM PITTSBURGH (AP) - Does John Kerry, who supports higher automobile fuel economy standards, own a gas-guzzling SUV? He does, but says it belongs to the family, not to him. During a conference call Thursday with reporters to discuss his upcoming jobs tour through West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, the Democratic presidential candidate was asked whether he owned a Chevrolet Suburban. ``I don't own an SUV,'' said Kerry, who supports increasing existing fuel economy standards to 36 miles per gallon by 2015 in order to reduce...
  • John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters

    09/25/2010 8:00:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 121 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/10 | Hillary Chabot
    A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday. Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up Capitol Hill by electing...
  • John Kerry: NYC Gone by 2036 (Boston and New York Are Being Destroyed by Bush!)

    03/17/2006 10:34:52 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 163 replies · 3,458+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/17/06
    Failed presidential candidate John Kerry offered a startling prediction Friday morning: If the U.S. doesn't change its global warming ways, New York City and Boston will be destroyed by flooding by 2036. "I can say to an absolute certainty," Kerry told radio host Don Imus, "that if things stay exactly as they are today absent some unpredictable change in what's going on, within the next 30 years the Arctic ice sheet is gone. "Not maybe, not if - the Arctic ice sheet is gone," the Massachusetts Democrat insisted, before offering his hair-raising prediction. "Already you have the Greenland ice sheet...
  • The yacht vs. the pickup truck

    08/01/2010 9:20:34 AM PDT · by jpl · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Boston.com ^ | Sunday August 1, 2010 | Joan Vennochi
    DEMOCRAT JOHN Kerry sets sail in a $7 million yacht built in New Zealan d. Republican Scott Brown hits the campaign trail in a GMC pickup truck with 200,000 miles on it. From Newport, R.I., — where Kerry’s “Isabel’’ was berthed before heading to Nantucket — to Rhinebeck, N.Y. — where Chelsea Clinton will marry in a mansion modeled after Versailles — today’s Democrats are looking more like Louis XVI than Tip O’Neill.
  • John Kerry bitter as Tea Party gains steam

    09/16/2010 6:26:38 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 48 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Thursday September 16, 2010 | Hillary Chabot and Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party” even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOP’s best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation. “I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country - among them, Palin’s “chosen radical rightwing candidate” GOP...
  • Apparently Democrats Think Avoiding Taxes Legally Is Now a Crime...

    05/22/2013 11:07:40 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-22-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Apple made business decisions that saved it billions in taxes. What was so illegal about doing such a thing? Nothing, absolutely nothing, but don't tell that to the Democrats...
  • SCOURING TERESA'S TAXES

    10/15/2004 11:05:51 PM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,025+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/16/04 | VINCENT MORRIS and DEBORAH ORIN
    October 16, 2004 -- John Kerry's near-billionaire wife, Teresa, reported more than $5 million in total income last year but paid only 12.5 percent in federal taxes — less than the average middle-class family — according to documents released yesterday by his campaign. Teresa Heinz Kerry reported a total income of $5,072,533, including nearly $2.8 million that escaped all federal taxes because it was on interest-free investments from state, city and other public bonds. She paid $628,401 in federal taxes, or a rate of 12.47 percent. The average middle-class family pays more than 20 percent. Mrs. Kerry's rate is barely...
  • Liberals on the run from voluntary tax

    04/06/2011 6:39:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 6, 2011 | Howie Carr
    Moonbats are cheap. And they prove it again every year at this time when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts gives them the chance to personally raise their own income taxes. Your average liberal would give an illegal alien the shirt off your back. Not his back, but your back. Just ask them. They sit in Starbucks and angrily blog about how AmeriKKKans who work don’t pay their “fair share.”
  • Vanity -Teresa Heinz-Kerry Taxes - Not As Important As Where The Assets Are

    10/16/2004 3:41:54 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 35 replies · 1,413+ views
    Vanity | 10/16/04 | Lee Roggenburg
    After releasing a partial return of the family taxes, we were told that Teresa Heinz-Kerry's tax return indicated a paid rate of about 12% of income.
  • John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters

    09/26/2010 7:23:26 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/25/10 | Hillary Chabot
    A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday. Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up Capitol Hill by electing...