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Rich Whitney’s Crafty Plan: Let’s Raise Taxes and Not Fix Pensions, Oh and My Opponent is a Neanderthal

Beachwood Reporter 1 October 2010 3 Comments

Governor’s race got you down? Hate having to choose between the bumbling Governor Gumby and a narrow-minded Neanderthal? You have another option: Green Party candidate Rich Whitney.

But where does Whitney really stand on the issues? In his own words, from his campaign:

State Budget: The fundamental cause of our state deficit is our regressive tax system, which imposes the largest share of the tax burden on those least able to pay. We need to move toward a more progressive system by shielding lower and middle-income working people before raising the individual and corporate income tax, via a measure like HB 174 or SB 750.

We also need to impose a financial transactions tax on speculative trading, which can raise billions of dollars for our schools, colleges and social services without harming genuine productive activity.

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3 Comments »

  • Stephen Jordan said:

    Nice hatchet job, hackneyed, but nice nonetheless.
    Narrow-minded = Catholic
    Neanderthal = Republican

  • Steve Rhodes said:

    I called Bill Brady a Neanderthal, not Whitney.

  • John Powers said:

    Steve,

    I have a hard time separating your journalism from Whitney’s PR.

    JBP

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