In another zany email, John McCain noted on Monday — tax day — that “millions are finalizing their tax returns and cringing at just how much they have to keep sending to Uncle Sam.” He says, “This year, they have one person to thank for higher taxes: Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick.”
As he begs for money, McCain actually states: “I am always working and voting for bills that will lower taxes and lessen the burden that government places on our families. But I must have your help to fight back and win.”
McCain, who will be 80 by Election Day and running for another 6-year term, appears to be suffering from…ahem…shall we say, memory loss? His bonding to tax increases is long and renown. In 2001, he broke party ranks to oppose President Bush’s tax cut, a vote he continued to defend. This has long been his modus operandi. Over three decades ago, in 1983 McCain voted to raise Social Security taxes as part of a “reform package” that was enacted into law.
Liberal Kirkpatrick, like McCain, has repeatedly chosen Washington and left-wing D.C. cronies over Arizonans, and with his long-standing penchant for tax increases, the case is easily made the two are on the same side of the issue.
But McCain, who neglects to mention his very able primary opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician and two-term state senator, sticks to his script and says, “my campaign against Congresswoman Kirkpatrick is not going to be easy. My reelection is being targeted by the National Democrats and Harry Reid and she is going to have unlimited resources in her effort to defeat me — that’s millions of liberal dollars flowing into the state. “
Make no mistake. We at SRAZ are not Kirkpatrick supporters. But duplicity from those claiming to be Republicans is harder to take than lies from Democrats, which we expect.
McCain continues, citing the deceptive Robert Graham to validate his claims. “But, Friend, don’t just take my word for it. Earlier this week, Arizona Republican party Chairman Robert Graham said, “Ann Kirkpatrick and her fellow tax-and-spend liberals insist on pushing their liberal agenda and forcing the rest of us to pay for it.”
Arizonans deserve better. Follow the lead of Senate Conservatives Fund.