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Bono Mack Not Lock-Step with GOP Platform

Congresswoman says GOP stance on abortion is "frustrating"

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) is at odds with the Republican Committee over a platform stance.

After the announcement that the Republican Platform Committee approved, as it did in 2004 and 2008, an anti-abortion plank that does not include support for any exemptions such as rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is at risk, Bono Mack, released the following statement:

“Every four years we go through the process of drafting a party platform and every four years this issue is particularly frustrating. I do not agree with the language that has been adopted on abortion. I am a Republican because I will always fight for economic freedom, fiscal responsibility, and energy independence. As Republicans, we will always agree more than we disagree.”

Bono Mack is running for re-election in the newly-drawn 36th Congressional District.

Roland Alden August 23, 2012 at 02:32 PM
It’s not like if you remove the war on women from the Republican Party you are left with only good stuff. They are at war with all of civilization. When they finish destroying the middle class there are not going to be any millionaires and billionaires getting tax breaks. Everyone will be broke. Bono-Mack seems “moderate” only because the party has allowed itself to be taken over by lunatics. Who allowed that to happen? Feckless no-ops like Bono-Mack.
Karole McGovern August 31, 2012 at 05:00 PM
If too much of what one earns is taken away, soon, there will be no interest by those earners to continue to earn and all of society will be takers...leaving the government to control every aspect of society...not for me thank you.
Aireman September 01, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Karole... during and after WWII the top one percent were taxed at 90%!!!! And until Nixon it was 77%!!!! I don't think putting the top tax rate at 39.6% will stop the mega rich from earning huge amounts of money. Really, the mega rich are the only real takers.
Karole McGovern September 01, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Why demagogue the rich? How would you like 90% of your wage taken away in taxes? By the way, I have not verified your stats. Suffice it to say, this administration has created class warfare. I sure don't make millions and millions but I sure would like to make millions and millions. I don't begrudge anyone's wealth and success. And neither should the government. What I would like is for each and every wage earner to pay some tax, even if it's only 1% of their wages. We have far too many that are paying nothing. When politicians say that wealthy folks pay only 13% or 11% because their wealth is now coming from investments, remember, that wealth was taxed as normal income before it was taxed as a capital gain. Every American benefits from that tax rate on investments.
Aireman September 03, 2012 at 06:02 AM
If I was making $9.25 an hour, sure I would be outraged if some one taxed me at 39.6%. But, if you make $2,000.00 an hour not so much. And that old saw about 40 or 50% of people not paying taxes is b.s. The fact that they make so little that they don't meet the bottom criteria for a federal tax rate should worry you more. It's not that they are cheating on their taxes, It's because they're poor! Capital gains tax is currently 15% and I have not seen a single person working minimum wage benefit from that. If you would verify say... 5 things the republicans or faux has told you, you'd find 4 of them wrong....

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