Looks like Governor “Abuser Fees” Tim Kaine opposes the Buffett Rule… but not for the reasons you’d think:
I don’t see any evidence that Congress is really talking about much about what’s going to happen with the Bush tax cuts. What I would do? I’d let them expire over $500,000. If you did that, you’d reduce the deficit by over $500 billion—so we’re not talking about a Buffett Rule that is a $47 billion over a decade in deficit reduction.
So Kaine opposes the Buffett Rule because it doesn’t raise taxes enough?!
Now isn’t that reassuring… listen to the audio clip courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon.
UDPATE: RPV Chairman Pat Mullins doubles down in a press release:
“It’s no surprise that Chairman Kaine would prefer the larger of any two tax increases. Remember, this is the same guy who proposed what would have been the largest tax increase in Virginia history, a $2 billion increase in the state’s income tax,”said RPV Chairman Pat Mullins.
“Voters have a clear choice in November. If you think we need higher taxes and bigger government, vote for Tim Kaine. But if you want lower taxes and smaller government, vote for the Republican candidate. It really is that simple,” he said.
Amazingly enough, Kaine has said nothing about whether or not he believes that stay-at-home mothers work just as hard as liberal Capitol Hill talking heads. Wonder why that is?