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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Obama Must Move Quickly To Counter Latest Romney Reset

Obama Must Move Quickly To Counter Latest Romney Reset

The Mitt Romney who showed up on a debate stage at the University of Denver last week was a commanding figure — warm, engaging, polished and smart. He was the missing Mitt, the one little seen since the Republican primaries began.

This was the Romney who had governed Massachusetts as an enlightened moderate, embracing the art of compromise and working with Democrats to pass significant legislation, such as a universal health care bill. That Romney eschewed hard-right stances on social issues, steering away from the abortion wars and pointedly refusing to bash gays. (I can recall that version of Romney, having interviewed him during the 2008 GOP primaries.)

That Romney clearly challenged President Obama, who had apparently been expecting a different Republican nominee to show up. Obama seemed prepared to debate (if the president was prepared to debate at all) another Romney, the “severely conservative” candidate who was caught on video dismissing nearly half the country as moochers and who wants undocumented immigrants to “self-deport.”

If Obama was flummoxed by the multiple Mitts, the president has time to remind the voters that they exist. He can do so despite the fact that the Republican nominee has spent some time in recent weeks trying to Etch A Sketch his way back to the center of the political spectrum.

It was an act of political malpractice on Obama’s part to allow Romney to spend an hour and a half on stage with nary a mention of his contempt for the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes. But if the president wants to win re-election, he won’t let that happen again. It is central to the different visions that he and Romney (at least the latest version of Romney) have for the role of government: Romney has embraced the Randian views of his running mate, Paul Ryan, who dismisses those Americans who need government assistance as lazy “victims” who should be weaned off the dole. Obama, by contrast, views government as an essential tool for helping hardworking Americans to do those things they cannot do for themselves.

  • bcarreiro

    It takes an average american 10-20 yrs to earn a half million in the salary. it only takes one tax loophole of unearned income just by placing a ck in the box. remember unearned income….its for the kids???

  • SeekingOut

    The down-side to preparing inexhaustibly for the debate is that it lulls one to believe that he has all of the bases covered and is therefore not mentally prepared to be adaptable. Maybe it would be advisable to try and understand all facets of an issue but don’t use a surrogate, leaving the person more prepared to think on his feet and respond to matters as they arise and develop.

    • wiseoldgranny

      Have you ever argued with a liar? In an extended family of appx 100, we have 4 liars. If you call them on anything, they stick to their story and if you show that they are lying they expand on it with unproven ‘facts’. If you continue to show them they are lying, they get angry and change the subject. My brother, who is one of them, said ‘just stick to your story, they can’t prove you are lying’.

      I read the transcript and looked at how much time they took with romney lying about the 5 trillion tax cuts. The more the President called him out, the more he expanded the lie. The more time he had to convince the 70 million people watching him. I think after that, the President just figured he would mention some of the things romney had been running on and not try to argue about them with a liar and not give him a forum to convince the audience. Let him hang himself and Obama knew there would be another month for the truth to come out and that he would never get romney to tell the truth anyway.

      Obama was the smart one.

      • neeceoooo

        I agree with your thoughts on this, sounds interesting.

  • I believe this time, Obama will put on the table the dishonesty of Romney, and the unscrupulous Romney, will come with more lies because it is the way he has done all the time. Lie, Lie, lie!!

    • montanabill

      I believe next time, Obama will poke Romney’s eye out with his longer nose.

      • daniel bostdorf

        Do you think you could back to the rock you live under and quit bothering us?

        You have less than a “bumper sticker” response to anything other than restating propaganda..

        YOU ARE AN IDIOT GADFLY AT THIS SITE…. YOUR PERPETUAL FASCIST POSTS HIDING BEHIND A FAKE NAME LEADS ME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE A PAID DISINFORMATION OPERATIVE OF KARL ROVE’S PROPAGANDA MACHINE..

        LIKE YOU….The right wing fascists called Republicans and/or Teaparty had its propaganda mastermind, Karl Rove, its billionaire friends like the Kch Brothers, and the media outlets of Fox”news,”, Limbaugh, Beck, and a dozen others to shove down the collective throat of American their intentional lies, distortions and bizarre theories about Obama.

        This “playbook” by Rove and others is nothing new. Fascists need to create imaginary enemies. They play off the 6th grade education and racism of their fanatic followers who are conveniently in a depression era economy created by Bush and Wall Street/big bank greed.

        Somehow it’s illegal immigrants that are causing the problem? What lies!
        Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Foxnes, Limbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

        “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

        or as Adolph Hitler stated:

        “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”
The 1930’s had the Brown Shirts.
The 1950’s had Joseph McCarthy
The 1980’s had Ronald Reagan
The late 1990’s had George Bush JR..

        .
Today we have The Teaparty and the “red shirts.”
The American Right invented it’s imaginary Obama to try and get us to by into their fascism.
It didn’t work.
Obama is going to win.

        Electoral College alone will assure that.

        I suggest that you read two things before you post here again:

        The 13 volume set of Will and Ariel Durant’s “The History of Civilation,” and “The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich,” by William Shire.

        If you don’t….keep lying to us AS YOU DO ALL THE TIME just like your fascist propagandist friends…

        • montanabill

          I read those tomes probably before you were born. If you don’t think your guy is guilty of THE BIG LIE, then David Axelrod has done his job.

          • daniel bostdorf

            What does you comment have to do with anything?
            Are you an alcoholic?

            As a famous actor once stated that applies to you “Mr. fake name Rove guy:”

            “You can’t handle the truth.”

  • 50 Shades of Mitt, Winder how the right wing radicals took to his slipsliding on them Wednesday night? There were so many flips and flops that it was hard to keep up with the king of liars. However, I believe Obama will squash the weasel like the bug he is in the next debates!

    • JSquercia

      His spokepeople have already begun resetting the Etch a Sketch for the conservatives disavowing many of Mitt’s answers .

      Does this guy have ANY core values ? Methinks the most AUTHENTIC Mitt is the guy at the Fund Raiser in Boca callously dismissing the 47% as refusing to take responsibility for their lives

  • michael

    Hard to move when there is a boot in your a**!

  • BDC_57

    I beleive Obama wil come in swinging next time mitt hang him self.

    • old_blu

      I think Obama did the right thing he just let Romney dig his own hole.

      • neeceoooo

        Someone commented that if he came in swinging like we all would have liked, he may have come across as an angry black man and that would really look bad.

  • neeceoooo

    I just don’t see how so many people follow Mitt like he is the best thing since sliced bread. How can they not see through his lies.

    • old_blu

      I had someone on here the other day tell me I needed to listen to Rush and Fox news more, because they told the truth and not just what I wanted to hear. LOL

    • montanabill

      Good question. But if you cannot see through the President’s lies, what make you any different?

  • Coach Crews

    This is satire, right?

  • nomaster

    Willard the Ratman has flip flopped to moderate but only until he sticks his foot in his mouth one more time. Ratman changes like the chameleon, shades for every season. All them who may vote for Ratman will regret it in the end.

  • President Obama needed a little wake-up shot of Romney!….I’m a huge fan of the Presidents but I think he and his campaign folk were getting a bit too sure of themselves. This defeat couldn’t come at a better time!…. He will have the next two debates to remind the voters what a crook and liar Romney is and show us why we will continue to back one of the greatest negotiators of our time! Go get ’em Mr. President!!!

  • He is already running ads in swing states high lighting the disconnect between what Romney said in the debates and his actual non-existent policy plans. You can’t win a debate like that when the other opponent is going to gish gallop and lie his way out of every corner you try and back him into. You have to let him hang himself, which he has already began doing when his campaign backtracked on almost every remark he made less than 24 hours later. I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama brings these things up in the next debates, now that Romney has set him up for the swings.

  • daniel bostdorf

    I have researched and followed Obama’s political career and read his books since that famous convention speech….

    He is a student of basketball and boxing strategies. Thinks long term. And I believe that when he realized that nearly everything Romney claimed to be truth was a lie….well…I think he took a lesson from Mohammed Ali and did a masterful ‘rope a dope” on Romney…He took the hardd punches, but in allowing his opponent to show his true colors and weaknesses gives his election strategists the openings they need for the next round of debates.

    The next debates will see a lot of fast court presses, “head fakes” that will take Rove/Koch/Romney in one direction and he will quickly win the points.

    Yes—the targeted ads in swing states with the more important electoral college delegates is key.
    The Electoral College is nearly locked up anyway.

    I wanted Hillary Clinton, not Obama in 2008. I am still no a big fan of Obama’s choices of the former Wall Street cronies that advise him.

    But given the FACTS, he deserves another 4 years to try and undo the mess and deal with a “do nothing congress” that is the grreatest embarrassment the Republican Party has seen.

    But there is no way on this planet or alternate universe would I vote for the fascist Romney and his cadre of nazi like propagandists who want to impose their version of 1930’s German fascism on us.

    • dtgraham

      I hope you’re right daniel, although I’m wondering if that Republican convention caricature of Obama being an empty chair in a debate has something to it after all.

      One of the cable news networks ran a montage of pundit reactions to Obama’s past campaign debates. I had forgotten that he was widely seen as having lost to Hillary in most of those debates and was also seen as having a weaker performance than Mcain in the first 2008 Presidential debate. He seems overly polite and professorial and not an aggressive debater. Contrast that to Romney dominating Rick Perry (and a few others), and even the moderator, in some of those Republican primary debates. Aggressiveness and rudeness, are no strangers to Romney in a debate. Facts and truth are, though, whenever it suits him.

      This is a scary proposition as Obama displayed some of these same tendencies during 2009 and 2010. He never seemed to learn what he was up against and insisted on treating the Republicans as good faith opposition legislators, to the point of compromising principles when he wasn’t even asked to (the public option from Ron Susskind’s book Confidence Men).

      We’ll see if he can make the kind of debate adjustments needed when facing a lying psychopath, who even Newt Gingrich described as a man who will say anything if he thinks it will help him.

      • daniel bostdorf

        Your response is thoughtful. And your observation that Newt thought Romney would say anything is true. But with Newt saying that—it’s “the pot calling itself black.”

        Please research Obama’s interest in basketball and boxing…

        The origin is an expression that is said when one accuses another person of that which they are equally guilty of.

        Many years ago, people used to cook over an open flame using copper kettles and iron pots. The copper kettles were usually polished after every use whereas the iron pots were not and remained blackened from the soot from previous cookings.

        Well someone got the idea that if the iron pot were alive and it looked at a nearby copper kettle, it would see a black image. The iron pot believes it sees the image of the copper kettle when in reality, because the copper kettle was polished, what the iron pot was seeing was a reflection of itself.

        This symbolic phrase became associated with hypocrisy.

        An accuser blames someone else for having a fault when the accuser has the same fault.

        • dtgraham

          I never knew the origins of the pot/kettle analogy. What Romney did is also called something else. It’s called projection from psychology. You just accuse others of having your own worst flaws and traits. That s.o.b. actually portrayed the President as the liar, twice, without being called or challenged on it by Obama. That man shows signs of being a true psychopath in certain ways and that’s not some cheap, smarmy, putdown. I truly believe that. They can be sweet, charming, smart, competent, and decent in many ways, but they have a remarkable ability to compartmentalize their actions, thoughts, and deeds….it’s not fluid. I have no training in this field but I know what I’ve read and heard.

  • montanabill

    The President in recent months has solidified his support with massive giveaway programs. The giveaways have raised the President’s favorability ratings with voters, said a political analyst. “Since last year, the President has been spending money like there is no tomorrow, and it’s worked. Most polls show his approval ratings are up since then,” the analyst said. According to one economist, the government will run a $60 billion deficit this year, which equates to 20 percent of the economic output. “The President has also been using very aggressive language and that’s scared people.”, said one broker.

    Well, by now you may have figured out that the President in question is Hugo Chavez, not Barack Obama. Do you know what one fact was wrong that gave the story away?

    a $60 billion deficit. Obama has run up a $1.4 trillion deficit or over 23 times as much.

    • daniel bostdorf

      More lies Montanabill who hides behind a fake name and is a Karl Rove paid employee..

      You have absolutely no idea about truth.

      National Memo columnist Decker states: “Biggest Lie: Romney’s New Tax Plan

      “Throughout the debate, Romney went though his standard litany of big lies — that President Obama is raiding $716 billion from Medicare, that President Obama is raising taxes on small businesses, and that tax cuts to the wealthy will stimulate job growth, among many others — but the most egregious was his repeated assertion that he will not cut taxes on the wealthy. Romney promised to “take a different path — not the one we’ve been on, not the one the president describes as a top-down, cut taxes for the rich. That’s not what I’m going to do…..Based on every reliable report on Romney’s tax plan, that statement is flagrantly false. As the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center simply put it: Our major conclusion is that a revenue-neutral individual income tax change that incorporates the features Governor Romney has proposed – including reducing marginal tax rates substantially, eliminating the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) and maintaining all tax breaks for saving and investment – would provide large tax cuts to high-income households, and increase the tax burdens on middle- and/or lower-income taxpayers.”
      Romney likes to tell the lies and keep them simple and keeps repeating them hoping the masses will believe him. That’s called propaganda.

      We saw and listened to a fascist running for president.

      Here’s another example of a ROMNEY LIE on the failure of Obama’s economic policy:
ROMNEY: “And the proof of that is 23 million people out of work. The proof of that is 1 out of 6 people in poverty. The proof of that is we’ve gone from 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps. The proof of that is that 50 percent of college graduates this year can’t find work.

      “
HERE ARE THE FACTS: The number of unemployed is 12.5 million, not 23 million. Romney was also counting 8 million people who are working part time but would like a full-time job and 2.6 million who have stopped looking for work, either because they are discouraged or because they are going back to school or for other reasons.
ROMNEY LIED in asserting that Obama came into office “facing 23 million people out of work.” At the start of Obama’s presidency, 12 million were out of work.

      ANOTHER BALDFACED LIE BY 
ROMNEY: He stated incorrectly that Obama’s health care plan “puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have. I don’t like that idea.”

      
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
 ROMNEY LIED about the Independent Payment Advisory Board being able to ration care. This is a panel of experts that would have the power to force Medicare cuts if costs rise beyond certain levels and Congress fails to act.


      EVEN MORE FACTS:
Obama’s health care law explicitly prohibits the board from rationing care, shifting costs to retirees, restricting benefits or raising the Medicare eligibility age. It simply does NOT HAVE power to dictate to doctors what treatments they can prescribe.

      ROMNEY’S LIES are resurrecting the false demagogue assertion that Obama’s law would lead to rationing….Sounds like Pailn lie that has been widely debunked. The board has yet to be named. Its members would ultimately have to be confirmed by the Senate. Health care inflation has been modest in the last few years, so cuts would be unlikely for most of the rest of this decade.

      In addition, Romney lied about his own position on taxes, education and the outsourcing of jobs.

      Where’s the money in the Caymans? How about the jobs you outsourced to China? And hundreds of other examples of your complete lack of care for the 47%.
      Got you on videotape on that one. That exposed your real intentions.

      Romney lies, lies and lies along with Ryan, and the right wing media, and Rove et al swear to it.

      Propaganda and lies disguised as truth in a national presidential debate.
Disgusting.
      Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels said it best:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (likeFox FAUX News, Limbaugh, Beck and Rove believe)

      or as Adolph Hitler stated:
      
”Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

      Keep lying to us Mitt and Paul..because you are afraid we will hold you accountable for your flip flops, and etch-a-sketch attitude towards the truth. …

      We don’t want what Romney and Ryan are really selling…LIES…..

      The American people saw and listened to a fascist running for president during debates.

      And montanabill or whatever fascist you are..

      QUIT LYING!

      • montanabill

        You need to do a little more research. The Obama campaign lie about Romney’s tax proposal has fallen apart at the seams. I know you were expecting the cartoon Romney that the Obama campaign has created, and it appears Obama was too, but the real Romney is quite different, as you saw. No one gets to be as successful at all things he has been successful at, without being a very smart executive. Nor do you get that level with years of success by being a liar. The difference in real experience between the two is painfully obvious.

        That is not what your over-the-top partisan ego wants to hear, but how about you answering a few of your own questions with real answers.

        What about the Cayman accounts? Tell me why they are illegal? Tell me why a U.S. citizen shouldn’t be allowed to have accounts wherever they want.

        Which newly minted U.S. President wanted to start his own brown shirt police force?
        Which newly minted U.S. President created a whole series of unelected czars, some who were so far left (read communist) that they had to resign?

        I haven’t outsourced any jobs to China, but Obama has caused far more of it than companies handled by Bain Capital when Mitt was running it. DO THE RESEARCH!

        Mitt has admitted a misstatement on the 47%. Has your guy ever admitted to miss speaking on the guns and religion statement, or that he lied about his association with Rev. Wright or that he lied about the impact and cost of Obamacare or … too long a list.

        By the way, among other things, a fascist is one who wants government control of private companies. Guess which party and President that is? Think about that before you starting throwing the fascist label around, because you obviously don’t know what fascism is.

        • daniel bostdorf

          You simply are repeating Rove propaganda.
          You post no data to back up your claims.
          You repeat lies hoping they are true when they are not.
          They are not your original ideas.

          Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels said it best:

          “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (likeFox FAUX News, Limbaugh, Beck and Rove believe)

          or as Adolph Hitler stated:

          “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

          Fascist folks, like you, that post have every right to be a fascist.

          But behind your fascism is stupidity. Ignorance, a highly uneducated view of the world, no sense of history and a host of other personality traits that are unbecoming of being an informed citizen.

          But you DON”T have the right to impose that stupidity on those of us who ARE educated, well read, have a sense of history, and know truth from lies.

          You see…a famous comic stated: “You can’t fix stupid.”

          I agree. “You can’t fix stupid fascist and right wind demagoguery.”

          Unfortunately, the rest of the American people have to put up with it.

          So the majority of people here who post have to put up with you montanabill (or “Mr. Fake Name” I call you) and paid fascist Karl Rove right wing propagandists “disinformation campaign operatives” (like you) that you are a part of….knowingly, or willingly.

          Pathetic.

          • montanabill

            I asked you to do some research. There are a number of non-partisan independent sites out there with the information, including a complete description of fascism.
            You accuse me of repeating Rove, but I have never read anything from Mr. Rove. You accuse me of telling the ‘big lie’, but you can’t back that up with anything except emotion.

            It appears you would rather throw insults and call names than take a chance on learning something that might conflict with your closed mind.

            Mr. Bostdorf, don’t be so sure of yourself when you claim you are more educated, better read, know history, and call others ignorant. The truth might be something far different than you think. Frankly, your writing doesn’t reflect those claims.

      • You sound like someone from the joke blog site Media Matters…long winded and full of BS. You and your panty waist and gay friends have a difficult time with reality. Early Alzheimers is likely waiting for you.
        Do you get paid for posting here too? Good luck with your miserable life full of hate and envy.

  • People, in general, are ill-informed. Take for the example the Republican Mantra: “higher taxes destroy jobs.” People actually swallow that BullSh*T. Taxes don’t have a damn thing to do with a business decision to hire or expand. Demand for the “Goods/Services” the business would provide, coupled with an unwillingness to allow another business to get a market-share advantage, are the only factors that determine whether to hire/expand the business. TAXES ARE ONLY PAID ON PROFITS!!! A business can go for years without declaring a profit, and as long as the earnings are reinvested, there is no taxable event. If a business is operating in a “Pass-through” status, the owner is subject to “Individual Income tax rates.” Such a person should incorporate, a C-Corporation in a tax haven like Nevada, where there is no state income tax. If the growth path of your business is properly managed, you can continuously expand by “plowing back” would be profits into the business and not declaring “a profit.” Pay yourself an adequate salary and take all allowable deductions. Your healthcare insurance is a deductible expense on the corporation. There is no need to whine and cry about tax rates. Ask Bill Gates. Ask Warren Buffett. Ask anyone who will tell you the truth. The republicans are playing you for suckers. Also… the bold lie Mitt Romney told about not knowing anything about tax-breaks for exporting jobs… Google the following tax benefit: IC-DISC TAX BENEFIT {Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation Tax Benefit}. This has been in force since 1972 and it limits the tax on dividends to 15% for Small Businesses with annual export sales between $100,000 and $300,000,000. What actually qualifies as “export” will surprise you, i.e., you can export “the financing” to an entity that you own or control some place else. Mitt Romney knows all about this, or he should know it. He isn’t the businessman he claims to be if he doesn’t know it. But… he will never share this knowledge with you… after all… you are probably one of the despised 47%. Obama should really have been on top of all this and rubbed it in Romney’s face… the way you rub a dogs now in his own excrement as punishment for pooping in the house. I am very disappointed that President Obama did not reverse the attack… but that doesn’t mean that I can be swayed to vote for Romney. I hate a liar. All President Obama has to do is defend the position. He should also take the time to illustrate how the national debt mounted to $16 trillion. This happened due to a recurring deficit expenditure, part of the Bush-era legacy. And nobody is “Blaming it on Bush.” Bush actually did this… he left a $10.7 trillion dollar national debt + a $1.3 trillion budget deficit for fiscal 2009. At the time everyone knew this deficit would repeat itself and add to the national debt every year into the foreseeable future… until such time as “government revenues” equal “government expenditures.” Example: It costs $3.6 trillion/yr to run the government. Only $2.3 trillion/yr is collected in taxes. Romney wants to lower the amount collected. How can such a strategy pare down the debt? It can’t. It can only run-up the deficit. The “people” who are easily sucked-in by Romney’s falsehoods and errant arithmetic, allow themselves to be hood-winked out of hatred for the first Black President of the United States. The republicans deliberately held back jobs, economic growth, and reduction of the deficit so that they would have something to call evidence during this election. They knew that with so many people out of work, you would be angry. It is then, easy to blame it all on Obama. If you were smart you would punish the republicans for playing games with your life. Don’t be so quick to swallow everything anti-Obama.

    • old_blu

      Well said Gilbert, I’m kinda glad President Obama didn’t call him out on his lies although it would have been nice to see that night, I don’t think calling someone a liar on national TV with that many people watching is a good idea, but very well said, maybe you could be his coach for the next debate.

      • CAThinker

        I want to think it was an ambush tactic… Waiting for NitMitt to state all of his positions, where were substantively different from the past several months, than calling him on each one in the next debate… Calmly and politely mentioning NitMitt’s both sides and exposing one (the current positions) or the other (the past positions) as lies and flip flopping and putting the scare (I know it’s a Talipublican tactic) into everyone listening, and questionining, if elected, which NitMitt will govern?

        • old_blu

          I hope so. President Obama is sure going to have some ammo isn’t he?

    • daniel bostdorf

      Exactly.

      National Memo columnist Decker states: “Biggest Lie: Romney’s New Tax Plan

      “Throughout the debate, Romney went though his standard litany of big lies — that President Obama is raiding $716 billion from Medicare, that President Obama is raising taxes on small businesses, and that tax cuts to the wealthy will stimulate job growth, among many others — but the most egregious was his repeated assertion that he will not cut taxes on the wealthy. Romney promised to “take a different path — not the one we’ve been on, not the one the president describes as a top-down, cut taxes for the rich. That’s not what I’m going to do…..Based on every reliable report on Romney’s tax plan, that statement is flagrantly false. As the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center simply put it: Our major conclusion is that a revenue-neutral individual income tax change that incorporates the features Governor Romney has proposed – including reducing marginal tax rates substantially, eliminating the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) and maintaining all tax breaks for saving and investment – would provide large tax cuts to high-income households, and increase the tax burdens on middle- and/or lower-income taxpayers.”
      Romney likes to tell the lies and keep them simple and keeps repeating them hoping the masses will believe him. That’s called propaganda.

      Here’s another example of a ROMNEY LIE on the failure of Obama’s economic policy:
ROMNEY: “And the proof of that is 23 million people out of work. The proof of that is 1 out of 6 people in poverty. The proof of that is we’ve gone from 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps. The proof of that is that 50 percent of college graduates this year can’t find work.

      “
HERE ARE THE FACTS: The number of unemployed is 12.5 million, not 23 million. Romney was also counting 8 million people who are working part time but would like a full-time job and 2.6 million who have stopped looking for work, either because they are discouraged or because they are going back to school or for other reasons.
ROMNEY LIED in asserting that Obama came into office “facing 23 million people out of work.” At the start of Obama’s presidency, 12 million were out of work.

      ANOTHER BALDFACED LIE BY 
ROMNEY: He stated incorrectly that Obama’s health care plan “puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have. I don’t like that idea.”

      
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
 ROMNEY LIED about the Independent Payment Advisory Board being able to ration care. This is a panel of experts that would have the power to force Medicare cuts if costs rise beyond certain levels and Congress fails to act.


      EVEN MORE FACTS:
Obama’s health care law explicitly prohibits the board from rationing care, shifting costs to retirees, restricting benefits or raising the Medicare eligibility age. It simply does NOT HAVE power to dictate to doctors what treatments they can prescribe.

      ROMNEY’S LIES are resurrecting the false demagogue assertion that Obama’s law would lead to rationing….Sounds like Pailn lie that has been widely debunked. The board has yet to be named. Its members would ultimately have to be confirmed by the Senate. Health care inflation has been modest in the last few years, so cuts would be unlikely for most of the rest of this decade.

      In addition, Romney lied about his own position on taxes, education and the outsourcing of jobs.

      Where’s the money in the Caymans? How about the jobs you outsourced to China? And hundreds of other examples of your complete lack of care for the 47%.
      Got you on videotape on that one. That exposed your real intentions.

      Romney lies, lies and lies along with Ryan, and the right wing media, and Rove et al swear to it.

  • Até quando o povo americano recalcitraras contra O´que é Digno??

    • daniel bostdorf

      I don’t understand all your Portuguese mixed with spanish??

      Even when the American people against recalcitraras O’que is Worthy?

      Maybe you mean recalcitrare which means kick?
      contra is Spanish for against

      did you mean Oque é not O’que in Portugese? Which mean what it is…

      Your comandante is SPANISH for commander Comandante

      Melk is DUTCH for milk….milk

      Please clean up for me?

      Unless of course this is a faux post…if so…go away.

  • howa4x

    Romney had on his magic underwear and that allowed him to transform himself once again into the newer kinder gentler Mitt that is very concerned about all Americans. Yes Obama failed to punch a hole in him but in my weekly argument at the gym with my republican friends I posed this question. If he wants to enshrine the Bush tax cuts which cost 500 billion, then give and across the bd 20% tax cut that will add 5 trillion to the deficit and don’;t forget he wants to do away wiht the estate tax and possibly the capital gains tax, than who will fix the infastructure of America? You know all those bridges in a dangerous state, Hwy’s that are riddled with potholes, air ports that need expansion, and on and on. Who is going to pay if the rich are let off the hook?
    Lets not forget if he dismantles Dood/Frank who will pay for the too big to fail next time a major bank goes under, since the republicans want to bring back the era of greed and avarice. Who will get all their loop holes closed? the answer to all of the above is, you probably guessed it..the middle class because they will be the only group paying taxes

    • daniel bostdorf

      Injecting some humor:

      Remember…stitched inside the lining of his magic underwear is “666.”

    • daniel bostdorf

      Well stated…thanks.

  • There ain’t no “move quick” in Mr. O’Slick. Face it libs … your O’boy may want the job, but he doesn’t want to have to do the WORK. That dog don’t hunt now … might have sniffed it in 08, but there’s a new Mitt-slapping happ’nin … and yo a$$ IS LOSING.

  • Logan6

    Obama constantly proves himself to be one of the best friends the GOP ever had. He is still trying to get a date with those people. Meanwhile, his faithful allies in organized labor are treated like a castoff mistress.

  • Added to the talk that could have been an argument, not a debate, had the President continued to respond to ignorant talk, the new media did not make a big deal out of Romney telling the world he was getting rid of PBS Broadcasting Educational Network. They just continued to bash our President. Lord have mercy.