Ed Markey Has Voted to Raise Taxes 271 Times

by Charles C. W. Cooke

An old Reagan line comes to mind this morning:

If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn’t like – I’m afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn’t like.

Turns out that one of those “people around here” is Senate hopeful and rollercoaster-safety weirdo, Ed Markey. Per MSNBC:

The GOP Senate campaign committee is out this morning with a web video in the Massachusetts Senate race hitting Democratic Rep. Ed Markey for 271 votes for higher taxes in Congress

271 times.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s web-video casts Markey as a tax-raising throwback:


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