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.