- October 29 - TomPaine.com, in its op-ed page advertisement today in The New York Times, takes aim at the new corporate tax giveaway bill that is moving through Congress. The bill proposes $135 billion in new tax breaks.
The ad shows a picture of President George W. Bush with a graphic "kiss" superimposed on his left cheek.
The letter reads, in part:
You're truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Faced with a record deficit and $87 billion more for Iraq, another president might think of raising taxes on corporations,
You and Rep. Bill Thomas are actually working on a plan that would give us more than $135 billion in new tax breaks...We'll never forget that you're the president who slashed our axes by 40 percent in just three years. No president has ever managed such a feat...
Quite honestly, though, we want more. So we've spent a million bucks to lobby for this bill, and that doesn't count the tens of millions we're giving to your reelection campaign.
By the way, we think it's ingenious that you call this new windfall the American Jobs Creation Act. Sure, it'll creat jobs for Americans. If they move to Malaysia.
Thank you, Mr. President. We love you.
To view the ad -- along with supporting materials from Citizen Works, and Citizens for Tax Justice -- visit http://www.tompaine.com/op_ads/opad2.cfm/ID/9255.