Bash­ing tax­ers

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Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Ru­dolph W. Gi­u­liani on July 30 ac­cused Democrats of fa­vor­ing a con­trol­ling “nanny gov­ern­ment” as he con­tin­ued his bash­ing of the ri­val party.

The for­mer New York mayor, open­ing a two-day cam­paign trip in New Hamp­shire, also said that Democrats would raise taxes be­tween 20 per­cent to 30 per­cent.

“Democrats are kind of fall­ing over each other see­ing who can raise taxes faster,” Mr. Gi­u­liani said. “It looks like they’re go­ing to raise taxes any­where be­tween 20 to 30 per­cent. John Ed­wards just said he’s go­ing to raise the cap­i­tal gains tax dou­ble that. Last time we did that, we lost 40 per­cent in rev­enue. The last time we did what John Ed­wards is dis­cussing, the United States lost rev­enue by ba­si­cally dis­cour­ag­ing peo­ple from mak­ing in­vest­ments.”

One week ear­lier, Mr. Gi­u­liani called the Democrats the “party of losers” and sin­gled out Mr. Ed­wards and Demo­cratic Sen. Barack Obama for crit­i­cism on eco­nomics and for­eign pol­icy.

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