[Liveshot] wouldn't put it that way, of course, but actions speak louder than words. And when [John F. Kerry] had a chance last year to voluntarily pay an extra $687 in Massachusetts state income taxes, he went AWOL. When he had an opportunity to pony up an extra $687, Kerry did not say, "Bring it on!" He said, "See ya later."
It's no secret that Gigolo John lives off the inheritance of his gold-digging second wife, who controls $650 million from the trust fund set up by her first husband's grandfather. But the senator also has a job of sorts - last year he reported $137,480 in total taxable income for 2002, which means that paying at the higher rate imposed by Gov. Dukakis, whom he served under, would have cost him an additional $687.
Still, Kerry basically argues that no one can criticize him on defense unless they were in Vietnam. Shouldn't the same standard apply to taxes? If you're not willing to pay more, how can you ask anyone else? Oh sure, Kerry says he wants to keep the Bush tax cuts for people making less than $200,000, but how believable is that? He voted against the tax cuts when they were proposed.