Friday, September 28, 2012

Associated Press: Mitt Romney: ''I Don't Want to Raise Taxes''

Source:Associated Press- Governor Mitt Romney (Republican, Massachusetts) campaigning in Pennsylvania.

"Speaking to supporters in Pennsylvania Friday, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney pledged to not raise taxes on middle-income families." 

From the Associated Press

Again, Mitt Romney back on that same line that President Obama wants to cut and weaken defense,, trying to put the sequester on him. Perhaps not realizing that the President of the United States is not a dictator and we don't have a parliamentary government, where the Prime Minister and sometimes President, essentially gets whatever they want when it comes to the national government budget, 

President Obama can't pass a Federal budget or debt ceiling Extension on his own. Congress passed the sequester in August, 2011 and the President signed it into law. Thats how divided government (good or bad) works. And he negotiated this through a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, not just a divided government but a divided Congress. 

But the thing that struck me as odd about this, was that Mitt was telling that falsehood (lie, really to be straight about it. He was saying this thing again, in front of a military audience, that knows what the sequester is about and how it came into law. You are not going to win a lot of votes in the military, when you consistently say things, that they know are not true.

As far as the tax hikes: Mitt Romney unless he's already removed it because of how unpopular it is has a 200B$ tax hike in his economic plan. 200B$ that was part of the 2009 American Recovery Act, taken out of the economy and put into the hands of the Federal Government, Federal Employees, that Mitt puts down, thats just a fact. The same thing that House Republicans did when they passed their extension of the Bush tax cuts back in August.  

When Governor Romney gets on President Obama for wanting to raise taxes, he's not mentioning that so would he, if he ever became President, its like healthcare, accusing someone of doing the same thing that you did. That's pure hypocrisy.

Governor Romney wants to cut taxes for the wealthy, especially wealthy investors, and large corporations. But he doesn't want to run up the budget deficit. So he's decided that he would repeal the 2009 Economic Recovery Act, which has a 200 billion-dollar middle class tax cut in it, to pay for his economic plan. That's not just a tax hike, but a middle class tax hike every where in the real world. Perhaps Governor Romney should visit that planet when talking to his supporters.

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