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October 06, 2007

Giuliani Criticizes GOP on Spending

Good idea. Run from your failed party. Giuliani, the born-again conservative, realizes that Bush is a loser, and he won't win the White House by embracing policies that have doubled the national debt in less than 8 years. Rudy knows very well, him being a former Democrat, that there are no differences between the two parties. It just so happens that he is running as a Republican:
Republican presidential contenders on Friday scolded Congress for extravagant spending of tax dollars, and Rudy Giuliani blamed the issue for GOP losses in last year's elections.

"We lost control of Congress because we were just like the Democrats as far as spending is concerned — shame on us," Giuliani told the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity.

Another former liberal, Mitt Romney, is also running away from his party:
Mitt Romney said: "It's time for Republicans to act like Republicans" and he promised to veto any spending increase that is more than the inflation rate minus one percentage point.

The pot calling the kettle black:
[...]Romney has argued Giuliani is vulnerable on the issue because the former mayor fought to eliminate a line-item veto, which a president can use to reject spending, and because Giuliani maintained a commuter tax in New York. And Romney advertises that he has signed a pledge not to raise taxes, which Giuliani has refused to do.

[...]Taxes have sparked pointed exchanges, as Giuliani's campaign responded that Romney offered no tax cuts during his four years as Massachusetts governor and allowed taxation on out-of-state residents working in Massachusetts, of vacation pay, deferred compensation and other income. A Giuliani campaign release referred to "Romney's Taxachusetts."

Giuliani's campaign also pointed out Romney refused to sign a no-new-taxes pledge in 2002.

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