[John] Kerry said. “Fair and balanced is not giving the wealthiest people in America tax cuts while you ask people on Medicare and Medicaid to pony up more. ..”
To rephrase Kerry’s quote slightly:
“Fair and balanced is not asking the people who pay the most taxes for Medicare and Medicaid (and don’t use it) to pay less, while those who use the system to pay for the system they use.”
Of course it is all bogus propaganda anyways: the bottom 50% of Americans pay near zero federal taxes to begin with (2.25% not adjusted for direct government income to this group). Also keep in mind that taxes, through market processes, are more distributed than the raw data would indicate. John Kerry is out of whack on so many levels.