Tuesday, March 22, 2016

John Kasich says...

...he's not interested in being Donald Trump's running mate. From Bloomberg:

Front-runner Donald Trump's two remaining rivals for the Republican presidential nomination said they have no interest in being his vice presidential nominee.

Kasich was more categorical. "There is zero chance that I'd be vice president with either [Trump or Cruz]," he said. "Below zero, actually. Not interested."

Hmm. Why don't the betting markets believe him? From Paddy Power:

John Kasich, 5/2
Chris Christie, 11/4
Nikki Haley, 5/1

Oh, and while we're at it, let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Gov. Kasich is a "moderate." (I'd say more like Scott Walker with a bad haircut.)

According to Jonathan Chait (my emphasis):

Kasich would cut the top tax rate to 28 percent from its current 39.6 percent rate. He would cut the capital gains tax rate from 25 percent to 15 percent, cut the estate tax rate from 40 percent to zero, cut the business tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, and allow businesses to immediately write off the full cost of all investments — a tax cut for the rich of a scale never before seen in American history.

Can you imagine that? The Walton family could pass down its billions tax-free.

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