Kennedy Family Asks Linda McMahon To Halt Ad Saying JFK Would Support Her Position
Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Connecticut, put out an ad using footage of John F. Kennedy from 1963 touting the benefits of tax cuts, then saying “A good idea then; a better idea now.” The clear implication is that Kennedy would have approved of her desire to cut taxes in today’s economy. Ted Kennedy, Jr. says McMahon’s ad is misleading.
“(Your ad) distorts the legacy of President Kennedy in order to mislead voters into thinking that President Kennedy would support your position on tax policy,” wrote Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
“Your ad falsly implies that President Kennedy would support tax cuts for the same reasons that you do,” Kennedy wrote.
“In 1963 there was virtually no deficit and the top tax rate was 91% percent for income over $400,000. Today, the annual U.S. deficit is nearly $1.5 trillion and the top tax rate is 35% for income over $372,500,” he wrote.
Kennedy’s letter to McMahon tells her she is interested in protecting the wealth of the top-earning Americans, but not caring for middle class wage earners.
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