Al Sharpton on Tax Reform
Reverend; Civil Rights Activist; Democratic Candidate for President
My two daughters are here tonight. Would I rather give them $300 that, if they buy a pair of sneakers apiece, the $300 is gone, or would I rather them be able to buy a home and have interest rates where they can have a home mortgage? If you talk to the American people like that, they will understand the fallacy of that.
And that’s not about reading lips, because we’ve read Bush’s lips; they lied. He said that there are no tax cuts, yet he caused a shift where state tax, sale tax and property taxes went up. That’s a tax hike where I come from.
SHARPTON: I think you’ve got to really distinguish between raising taxes and canceling the tax breaks that Mr. Bush has given.
Q: They’ll say there’s no difference.
SHARPTON: George Bush giving tax breaks is like Jim Jones giving Kool-Aid. It tastes good, but it’ll kill you. In the long run it puts the entire nation in debt. It is mortgaging our grandchildren. It will bring us to a $1 trillion-dollar debt that we cannot pay. [Repealing that] is not to raise tax, that is to stop a suicidal economic plan to this economy. Let’s not get confused when we’re talking about it.
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GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader