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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Tax Freedom Day!

Every year an independent tax watchdog group analyzes the average tax burden
on Americans, and then calculates the "Tax Freedom Day".

This is the day after which the money you earn goes to you, not the
government. This year, tax freedom day was April 11th. That's the earliest
it has been since 1991. It's latest day ever was May 2nd, which occurred in
2000. Notice anything special about those dates?

Today John Kerry gave a speech in which he claimed Americans are
actually paying more taxes under Bush, despite the tax cuts. He gave no
explanation and provided no data for this claim. Another interesting

fact: Both George Bush and John Kerry are wealthy men.

Bush owns only one home, his ranch in Texas. Kerry owns 4 mansions,
all worth several million dollars. (His ski resort home in Idaho is an old
barn brought over from Europe in pieces. Not your average A-frame). Bush
paid $250,000 in taxes this year; Kerry paid $90,000. Does that sound
right? The man who wants to raise your taxes obviously has figured out a
way to avoid paying his own.


"Always do right, this will amaze some folks and astonish rest" ; Mark
"The truth is more important than the facts."-Frank Lloyd Wright
The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been
accomplished....."George Bernard Shaw"

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