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Monday, September 6, 2004

Arnold: Don't Be Tax Girlie Men

Monday, September 6, 2004

An AP story in the New York Times warns: Next President to Face Pressure on Taxes. The opening:

At their national convention, Republicans were short on specifics on how to pay for an economic agenda in a second Bush administration. One reason is that President Bush could end up having to back a tax increase, just as his father did.

But nobody wanted to spoil the Madison Square Garden party by mentioning such unpleasantries. After all, Republicans are insisting that Democrat John Kerry is the candidate who will increase taxes.

"To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: 'Don't be economic girlie men!'" said California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, reprising a phrase he used to scold state Democratic legislators.

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Let's be more gender neutral what with more and more female tax profs by bringing into the discussion "Tax Manly Girls"; what might they say about the pressure on the next President regarding taxes?

Posted by: Shag from Brookline | Sep 6, 2004 7:50:30 AM