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INDEPENDENT U.S. SENATE ASPIRANT CRITICIZES NELSON'S VOTE ON CUTTING ESTATE TAX FOR THE WEALTHY

IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA, ARE OPPOSED TO THE WAR AND SICK OF THE TWO PARTY DUOPOLY IN WASHINGTON PLEASE READ THIS

Criticizes Democratic lawmaker for again voting with GOP majority; calls it "biggest giveaway" in U.S. history

ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- Independent U.S. Senate candidate Brian Moore yesterday sharply criticized Democratic Senator Bill Nelson for again abandoning his own party in supporting legislation designed to significantly slash the estate tax. "This is one of the biggest giveaways to the super-rich in American history," asserted Moore, who was campaigning at a Social Justice Conference in Orlando on Saturday. "This legislation is being financed and lobbied by eighteen of the wealthiest families in the United States, including the owners of Wal-Mart," he said. "These affluent families stand to save $71.6 billion in taxes if this eventually becomes law."

The estate tax legislation, which was tied to a modest increase in the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour over a three-year period — the first such increase in nine years — fell four votes short of the sixty votes required to shut off debate and bring the bill to a vote late Thursday night. If approved, the latest measure would have raised the estate-and-gift tax exemption to $5 million for an individual and $10 million for a married couple. A longtime proponent of abolishing the estate tax, Nelson was one of three renegade Democrats who sided with the GOP in its efforts to permanently repeal the so-called "death tax" two months ago, legislation that would have eventually cost American taxpayers more than one trillion dollars in lost revenue.

"Bill Nelson is clearly outside the mainstream of his own party on this issue," declared

U.S. Senate hopeful Brian Moore calls Sen. Bill Nelson "a tanned version of Joe Lieberman, but without the Connecticut lawmaker's basic Democratic instincts."

Moore. "Even two Senate Republicans — Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Ohio's George Voinovich — had the good sense to oppose this sham," he said. "The fact that the Republican majority shamelessly tried to link this issue with a meager increase in the minimum wage is despicable, but the fact that Nelson went along with their charade is even worse," asserted Moore, who favors a living wage of $15 per hour and a $10 an hour minimum wage.

Noting that organized labor and virtually every progressive organization in the country is strongly opposed to cutting or repealing the estate tax, the independent Senate hopeful said that slashing or abolishing the estate tax would create a permanent "hereditary class of affluence" in the United States, further dividing the nation between economic classes. "While Congress is doing nothing for the financially-strapped middle-class in this country, they seem hell-bent on rewarding the least deserving of all — the hereditary elite," he said. "Bill Nelson should be ashamed of himself."

Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) has promised to bring the issue up again when Congress reconvenes in September.

Earlier in the campaign, Moore attacked Nelson for supporting President Bush's $69 billion tax cut for the wealthy, which will add $90 billion to the national debt over five years. Nelson was one of only three Democrats in the U.S. Senate to support that massive tax cut, which will yield a savings of more than $42,000 a year for individuals with incomes greater than $1 million a year, while providing crumbs to the vast majority of middle-class taxpayers.

The 63-year-old Moore, a semi-retired executive health care recruiter from Spring Hill, is waging a grassroots, antiwar campaign to unseat Florida's senior Senator, whom he has described as "a tanned version of Joe Lieberman, but without the Connecticut lawmaker's basic Democratic instincts."

Visit Brian Moore's website at http://www.votebrianmoore.com/
Thusday August the 3rd Bob Kincaid from H.O.R.N. radio interviewed Brian on his show. The show can be listened to at the White Rose Society archives or at the archives at http://www.headonradionetwork.com/

Joke time...Q: What's the difference between Bill Nelson and a blowfly?
A: A blowfly knows when it is being fed bullshit?
soon2b
I don't know much about Bill Nelson but I do know that this is why the two issues were combined. If he had voted against it his opponents would be trumpeting 'Bill Nelson votes against minimum wage increase' and that's all that many voters would hear. See comments in the Latest News section of the forum. Welcome!
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