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Senator John Kerry (D-MA) thinks the ideas of the Tea Party are “absurd.” The media should not be covering the Tea Party philosophy of reduced spending and debt and a balanced budget.
In 1997, Kerry himself sponsored an amendment to balance the then-current budget. He didn’t think that was absurd. What is absurd is that no one is more to blame for the government’s long-time spending binge than Senator John Kerry himself. As the nation’s credit rating is downgraded, and our federal debt exceeds the entire output of the U.S. economy, Kerry on Meet the Press Aug. 7 called for more spending for infrastructure and other programs as if they would add naught to the nation’s deficit.
Except for the move toward fiscal sanity and budget balancing 14 years ago, Kerry wants the media to steer clear of the wild ideas of the Tea Partiers’ financial conservatism. He wants the news media to continue to support the fiscal insanity of the liberal Democrats. He “doesn’t want any real reporting on actual accountability for our economic problems,” as the Pajamas Media Tattler reported Aug. 5. Those problems started with the Community Investment Act, managed through the Democrats’ control of the failed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac., and then on to ObamaCare, the stimulus spending package, and the Dodd-Frank super-regulatory law. Most of the media have turned a blind eye toward these spending whoppers and treated the Tea Party with contempt.
When it comes to spending money, however, Senator Kerry’s penchants for spending do not include his own tightly-wrapped bankroll. He is docking his family’s new $7 million yacht in Rhode Island, not Massachusetts, so he can save $500,000 in Bay State taxes. If the boat were docked at his summer vacation home on Nantucket, he would have to fork over $437,000 in a one-time sales tax and $70,000 in annual excise taxes. This tax saving is not absurd in Kerry’s mind. It is Tea Parties who should be censored by the media, he says, because they also aren’t “factual.”
Kerry has joined the other progressives, some of whom are charging those who believe in Tea Party ideals as terrorists. Interviewed on MSNBC July 29, Kerry called on the media to censor Tea Party ideas that he and others like him consider “not factual.”
Some today may have dim memories of then-young John Kerry’s claims of heroism in Vietnam. They were described by others as “absurd” and “not factual.” Even by some of Kerry’s own commanding officers. They said the medals he demanded were undeserved.
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