Kerry made the comments after host Katie Couric asked the former presidential candidate about Bush's State of the Union call to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and science.
COURIC: He wanted to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and science.
KERRY: That's terrific. But 53 percent of our children don't graduate from high school. Kids don't have after-school programs... He didn't ask America to sacrifice anything to achieve great goals and the biggest example is making the tax cut permanent for the wealthiest people in America. The average American struggles to find time to take carry of families, working two or three jobs... It's a disgrace. He did not tell the real state of the union.
One thing that consistently bugs me about the insistence by Democrats to point out that the tax cuts are for “the wealthiest people in America.” Of course they are, only the wealthiest people in America pay any taxes at all!
How is it possible to cut taxes for the “poorest people in America” when they pay no taxes at all?