The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

In the first debate in Denver, Mitt Romney protested that his tax plan would be both revenue-neutral and will also not reduce the “share” of taxes the rich pay without raising taxes on the middle class. No economic study has shown that is possible.

In this new video from the Obama campaign, former President Clinton—the “Secretary of Explaining S[tuff]”—explains how Mitt Romney will most certainly cut the amount of taxes the rich pay by using his own tax situation as an example.

The fact is, Mitt Romney is proposing a tax cut of $250,000 for people earning over $3 million a year. This is on top of the Bush tax cuts. It’s more of the exact same trickle-down economics that Clinton says “hasn’t worked.” Romney knows that, which is why he’s hiding what his plan actually does with deceptive language and by acting offended when President Obama tries to explain what it actually does.

Again, the former president is proving to be huge asset against a Republican candidate whose greatest fear is having his “stuff” explained.

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Jason Miller

Screenshot from C-SPAN

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

If there's anything that right-wing chat platforms promising uncensored "free speech" like Gab and Parler have proven, it's that such predicates ensure the platforms will quickly be inundated with the worst people in the world—bigots spewing death threats, hatemongers, disinformation artists, conspiracy theorists, vile misogynists, and terrorists of all stripes. The kind of clients that will doom such networks to permanent deplatforming.

Keep reading... Show less
x

Close