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The Boston Fog Rolls Over Kerry's Support For Outsourcing
George W. Bush ^ | May 03, 2004

Posted on 05/03/2004 10:30:59 AM PDT by RWR8189


The Boston Fog Report
An ongoing examination of John Kerry’s “nuances and shades of gray in both foreign and domestic policy.” (Editorial, “A Primary Endorsement,” The New York Times, 2/26/04)

for·a·gainst adverb.

1. To be both for and against something at the same time: e.g. “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” (Glen Johnson, “Kerry Blasts Bush On Protecting Troops,” The Boston Globe, 3/17/04)

"John Kerry's flip-flop on outsourcing might come as a surprise to the union workers he faced last week in Ohio and Michigan, but it is simply the latest example of John Kerry saying one thing and doing another."
-Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman



Kerry Says "Benedict Arnold" Line Does Not Refer To Companies Outsourcing Jobs. Kerry: "But the Benedict Arnold line applied, you know, I called a couple of times to overzealous speechwriters and said 'look that's not what I'm saying.' Benedict Arnold does not refer to somebody who in the normal course of business is going to go overseas and take jobs overseas. That happens. I support that. I understand that." (Jerry Seib, John Harwood and Jacob Schlesinger, "Excerpts From An Interview With John Kerry, The Wall Street Journal, 5/3/04)


Kerry Railed Against "Benedict Arnold" CEOs Shipping Jobs Overseas. Kerry: "My economic policy is not to export American jobs, but to reward companies for creating and keeping good jobs in America. Unlike the Bush Administration, I want to repeal every tax break and loophole that rewards any Benedict Arnold CEO or corporation for shipping American jobs overseas." (Sen. John Kerry, Statement From John Kerry In Response To President Bush's New Economic Report, 2/10/04)

"[W]e Will Scour The Tax Code And Eliminate Every Loophole … That Rewards Any Benedict Arnold CEO Or Company For Sending American Jobs Overseas." (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks In Richmond, VA, 2/7/04)

Kerry Pledged To Close "Every Loophole" In Tax Code To Prevent "Benedict Arnold CEO[s]" From Moving Companies Offshore. "And we believe in an America where recovery is measured not in the joblessness that we have seen in our economy, but in opportunity and in rising incomes for working families and for the middle class. And so we will, I pledge to you, shut down every loophole, every incentive, every reward for every Benedict Arnold CEO or company that want to exploit the tax code and take jobs and money overseas at the expense of the American people. We will offer rewards to good companies that create jobs and keep jobs here at home." (CNN's "CNN Live," 2/3/04)

Will "Scrub Tax" Code To Punish "Benedict Arnold CEOs." "[A]s President, I will scrub the tax code … to remove every single loophole, every single incentive, every single provision that rewards Benedict Arnold CEOs and corporations for moving profits and American jobs overseas." (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks In Davenport, IA, 1/14/04)

Claimed Citizens Are Picking Up Tax Bill For "Benedict Arnold" Companies. "'Whether you come from Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee or Georgia or any other state in the South, you're picking up the bill for their friends who are walking away with the store. We're going to go through that tax code and so help me God, we're going to rip out of it and kill any incentive, any reward, any benefit for any Benedict Arnold company or CEO that ships jobs out of this country because of it.''" (Richard Locker, "Kerry Attacks Bush 'Greed,'" The [Memphis, TN] Commercial Appeal, 2/8/04)

Kerry Said He Would Not Give One Benefit To Any "Benedict Arnold" Company. "And if I am President, we will scrub the tax code, which has exploded from 14 pages to 17,000 pages of loopholes and special interest provisions, to remove every single provision that gives a benefit or a reward to any Benedict Arnold CEO or corporation for sending jobs or profits overseas – and sticks you with the bill." (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At Iowa Campaign Headquarters, Des Moines, IA, 1/19/04)

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bc04; bostonfog; bush43; freetrade; gwb2004; kerry; outsourcing

1 posted on 05/03/2004 10:31:00 AM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189
Have you noticed that the word "but" is used a LOT in articles about Kerry? (E.g., he supports A but he also supports B, which contradicts A, but he voted for A, but but he really doesn't support A because he really supports B. But not really.)
2 posted on 05/03/2004 10:35:01 AM PDT by shezza
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To: shezza
so kerry-baby is a "but" head. this is a surprise?
3 posted on 05/03/2004 10:42:46 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: RWR8189
The worst sort of Benedict Arnold CEO is the type who not only has no particular allegiance to his or her country, but also, is one who actively undermines a sitting president during war time. I propose to compile and publicize a list of CEOs, and other prominent people of power, fitting this description.
4 posted on 05/03/2004 10:56:23 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Un-PC even to "Conservatives!" - Right makes right)
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To: RWR8189
I am waiting for the headline on election day:

The Boston Fog rolls over The Boston Fog.
5 posted on 05/03/2004 2:32:32 PM PDT by blanknoone (How many flips would a flip-flop flop if a flip-flop could flop flips?)
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