New Radio Ad Highlights Chris Bell’s “Way Too Liberal For Texas” Tour

October 27, 2006

Perry Campaign Provides the Perfect Theme Song for Bell-Kerry Campaign Rallies

AUSTIN – Texans for Rick Perry today launched a new radio ad that is
destined to become the smash-hit theme song for Chris Bell’s “Way Too
Liberal for Texas Tour”. The ad features fellow liberal John Kerry’s
home state of Taxachusets…er…Massachusetts. The ad entitled “Mr. Way
Too Liberal For Texas Guy” will air statewide. The radio ad can be
heard at www.RickPerry.org by clicking on multimedia or direct link:

http://www.rickperry.org/audio/MrWayTooLiberal.mp3

“Chris Bell and John Kerry share more than the same charismatic
personality – they share a love for higher taxes that makes them way
too liberal for Texas,” said Perry spokesman Robert Black.

“Mr. Way Too Liberal For Texas Guy ” Transcript:

Announcer: Presenting…
Singer: Real Washington liberals
Announcer: Today we salute you, Mr. Way Too Liberal for Texas Guy
Singer: Mr. Way Too Liberal for Texas Guy!
Announcer: Only you, Chris Bell, could vote for higher taxes ten times
in congress, and despite a record state surplus, run for governor on a
platform of raising taxes.
Singer: This ain’t Taxachusetts!
Chorus: Taxachusetts!
Announcer: Congressman Bell, only you could vote to make it hard to
deport terrorists then support sanctuary for illegal immigrants so the
law can’t ask a person’s legal status.
Singer: Don’t ask, don’t tell!
Announcer: And you voted to let the United Nations oversee elections in
America because no one stands up for democracy like the French.
Singer: Je m’appelle Christophe Bell! (My name is Chris Bell)
Announcer: So wear your fancy beret with pride, Congressman Bell… liberals everywhere salute you.
Singer: Mr. Way Too Liberal for Texas Guy
Chorus: Ooh la la

“Mr. Way Too Liberal For Texas Guy 1” Fact Check:

Today we salute you, Mr. Way Too Liberal for Texas Guy. Only you, Chris Bell, could vote for higher taxes 10 times in congress…

Vote 82, 3/21/2003
VOTED AGAINST – The Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2004 included authorization for President Bush’s tax cut package.

Vote 141, 4/11/2003
VOTED AGAINST – The Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2004 included authorization for President Bush’s tax cut package.

Vote 182, 5/9/2003
VOTED AGAINST – The Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Act cut taxes by
$550 billion, including raising the child tax credit to $1,000 through
2005.

Vote 225, 5/23/2003
VOTED AGAINST – The Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Act cut taxes by
$350 billion, including raising the child tax credit from $600 to
$1,000 for 2003 and 2004.

Vote 274, 6/12/2003
VOTED AGAINST – The Tax Relief, Simplification, and Equity Act of 2003
extended the $1,000 per-child tax credit to 2010 and accelerated a
refund for this credit to low-income families.

Vote 136, 4/28/2004
VOTED FOR – This amendment eliminated tax cuts for high income families.

Vote 169, 5/13/2004
VOTED FOR – This amendment raised the tax rate 1.9 percent on the top income bracket.

Vote 208, 5/20/2004
VOTED FOR – This amendment placed an additional tax on high income taxpayers.

Vote 259, 6/17/2004
VOTED AGAINST – The American Jobs Creation Act provided $140 billion in
business tax relief creating a more competitive and productive
environment for manufacturing, service, and high-technology businesses.

Vote 301, 6/24/2004
VOTED FOR – This resolution increased government spending by $14.2 billion by repealing $18.9 billion in tax cuts.

...and despite a record state surplus…

In April 2006, the Office of the Comptroller announced a historic
state budget surplus of $8.2 billion in General Revenue-Related funds
available. (Comptroller of Public Accounts, 2006-07 Revenue Estimate for the 79th Legislature: Third Called Session, April 2006)

...run for governor on a platform of raising taxes.

Bell Supports Higher Property Taxes – “He
acknowledged that the plan would be expensive and suggested that the
property tax rollbacks backed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry and enacted
by the Legislature this summer would have to be curtailed to pay for
it. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/23/06)

Bell Opposes Appraisal Reform to Keep Property Taxes Low – “Democrat Chris Bell, one of Perry’s challengers for governor, said appraisal caps are unnecessary.” (Austin American-Statesman, 8/22/06) “I don’t think that legislators in Austin should pass property tax appraisal limits…” (DallasNews.com 2006 Candidate Quiz)

Bell Would Support a Job-Killing Payroll Tax
“Overhauling the state’s business tax is the key to the school finance
reform package I would fight for… This business tax overhaul could take
the form of either a broad-based payroll tax or a gross receipts tax.” (DallasNews.com 2006 Candidate Quiz)

Bell Supports Higher Taxes on Employers – “He would
fund the salary hike by increasing the rate of the state’s new business
tax, though he wouldn’t specify by how much.” (Associated Press, 9/1/06)

Bell Would Support Raising the Sales Tax – “We might have to look at slightly increasing the sales tax.” (Dallas Morning News, 2/10/06)

Bell is Open to a Personal Income Tax in the Future
– “On his watch, Bell said, a bipartisan commission will recommend
changes to the state’s ‘antiquated’ tax system, but he ruled out, ‘for
now,’ creation of a state personal income tax.” (Austin American-Statesman, 8/15/05)

Bell: Anyone Who Says We Don’t Need Higher Taxes is a Liar
– “Rick Perry has basically tried to tell people that state government
can meet all their needs … and they don’t have to pay a penny more.
People are waking up to the fact that is completely false.” (Houston Chronicle, 12/10/05)

Bell Calls this an Insult? – “Rick Perry’s biggest priority is to pass a tax cut.” (San Antonio Express-News, 3/21/06)

Congressman Bell, only you could vote to make it hard to deport terrorists…

Congressman Chris Bell voted against an amendment to the 9/11
Recommendations Implementation Act that would have strengthened our
immigration laws by allowing for the swift deportation of known
terrorist.

Vote 516 on October 8, 2004 would have defined that
all terrorist-related grounds of inadmissibility would also be grounds
of deportability; makes attending a terrorist training camp an
inadmissible and deportable offense; and strengthens the grounds of
inadmissibility and deportability regarding the providing of money or
other material support to a terrorist organization.

...then support sanctuary for illegal immigrants so the law can’t ask a person’s legal status.

In 1997, Bell sponsored a city council measure that would have
declared Houston “an immigrant ‘safety zone.’ Their proposal… would
ensure city services for all Houston residents, regardless of
immigration status. The measure calls for no financial commitment, but
it ensures that the city’s agencies, such as the Houston Police
Department and public health clinics don’t ask about immigration
status. To City Councilman Chris Bell, who has agreed to sponsor the
measure, it clarifies Houston’s stance on some gray areas linked to the
new welfare and immigration laws.” (Houston Chronicle, 6/29/97)

Congressman Chris Bell voted against an amendment to the Department
of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill that would have strengthened
our immigration laws by allowing local law enforcement to ask criminal
suspects their legal status to be in our country.

Vote 270 on June 8, 2004 would have prohibited the
use of funds to provide assistance to any state or local government
entity or official that prohibits or restricts the sharing of an
individual’s citizenship or immigration status with the Bureau of
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

And you voted to let the United Nations oversee elections in America because no one stands up for democracy like the French.

Congressman Bell voted against barring the use of taxpayer funds to
request the United Nations oversee and assess the validity of elections
in the United States. (Vote 385, 7/15/04)

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