Daily Archives: July 17, 2012
At a $1.7 million fundraiser in Jackson, Mississippi, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney declared that the GOP is not “the party of the rich,” insisting instead that “we’re the party of people who want to get rich.”
Sadly for Romney, there are two small problems with his assessment. For starters, Mitt’s proposals (like those from GOP wunderkind Paul Ryan) would deliver another massive tax cut windfall for the wealthy and shred the social safety net while putting the economic recovery at risk. Just as damning for Mitt and his cheerleaders like David Brooks and Robert Samuelson, the historical record shows that from economic growth and job creation to household incomes, stock market performance and just about every other indicator of the health of the U.S. capitalism, the modern U.S. economy has almost always done better under Democratic presidents.
Nevertheless, Governor Romney offered his GOP extreme makeover during his audience with the haves and have-mores in Mississippi. As ABC reported:
“We’re accused, by the way — in our party — of being the party of the rich,” Romney said. “And it’s an awful moniker, because that’s just not true. We’re the party of people who want to get rich. And we’re also the party of pSee the rest of this article HERE.eople who want to care to help people from getting poor. We want to help the poor.”Americans have good reason to look the dressage horse in the mouth, and not just because earlier this year Romney announced, “I’m not concerned about the very poor.” As it turns out, Mitt Romney’s program makes George W. Bush look like Karl Marx.
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- Romney Says GOP’s Not ‘Party of the Rich,’ But ‘of Those Who Want to Be Rich’ (news.yahoo.com)
- Mitt Romney claims concern for the waiters and waitresses at his country club fundraiser (dailykos.com)
- Romney Says GOP’s Not ‘Party of the Rich,’ But ‘of Those Who Want to Be Rich’ – Yahoo! News (tribuneofthepeople.com)
- Romney Says GOP’s Not ‘Party of the Rich,’ But ‘of Those Who Want to Be Rich’ (abcnews.go.com)
- Romney says waiters at fundraiser “struggling” (cbsnews.com)
- What’s Hiding in Romney’s Taxes? (realclearpolitics.com)
This is from MoveOn.org:
Forget, momentarily, that he once tried to relate to a group of black teens by asking them, “Who let the dogs out?”
Forget all that for just a moment, and focus on this:
So now that you know, what’s your best reason not to trust the Mittster?
- Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want More Free Stuff From The Government Vote Obama (mediaite.com)
- NAACP Official: Romney ‘Flew In’ His Own Blacks to Cheer NAACP Speech (atlantablackstar.com)
- Romney Accused of Racism After Saying NAACP Wants ‘Free Stuff’ (nymag.com)
- Who Was Romney Really Speaking To At The NAACP? (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Romney On NAACP Booers: They’re Freeloaders (thinkprogress.org)
- Romney Courts the White Vote by Talking to the NAACP (motherjones.com)
- Romney Brags About NAACP Boos, Says They Want “Free Stuff” So Should “Vote For The Other Guy” (alan.com)
- Romney Race-Baits after NAACP Speech (rawstory.com)
… according to Economist Robert Reich:
If you don’t think we should increase taxes on the top 1%, watch this video first.
- Robert Reich: The Truth About Obama’s Tax Proposal (guernicamag.com)
- Robert Reich: Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age (guernicamag.com)
- Robert Reich: Why We Have to Raise Taxes on the Rich and End the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy (and Bill Clinton Agrees) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Robert Reich: True Patriotism (guernicamag.com)
This from The Fix in the Washington Post:
“The truth — in politics and in life — is almost always less damaging than what the imagination can conjure. While the tax return debate is a no-win for Romney, he’d be better to lance this political boil once and for all. It’s not going away and if he doesn’t it’s only likely to grow.”
- George Will: Romney hiding something bad in his tax returns (americablog.com)
- Romney’s Bain story unraveling quickly (maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com)
The survey found that 44% thought the tax increase would help the economy, 22% thought it would be harmful, and 24% didn’t think it would make a difference. An identical percentage, 44%, said a tax hike on better-off Americans would make the tax system fairer, while 21% said it would make the system less fair.
There is a deep partisan divide over the proposal. Democrats, by a large margin, said the tax hike would boost the economy and make the tax system fairer. Republicans thought the opposite, though by smaller margins.
Since this has to be decided before Jan. 1st when all the Bush tax cuts disappear by law, it will be interesting when it gets Congressional attention. Odds are it won’t be until after the November election and will depend on who gets elected President.
- Poll Finds Americans See Ending Tax Cuts for Wealthy Beneficial – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Poll Finds Americans See Ending Tax Cuts for Wealthy Beneficial – Businessweek (businessweek.com)
- Pew Research Center: Obama Maintains “Significant” Lead Over Romney (themoderatevoice.com)
- The left’s gone left but the right’s gone nuts: Asymmetrical polarization in action (grist.org)
- Poll: Public says Obama tax plan more fair, helps economy (thehill.com)
- How Raising Taxes Can Be a Winning Issue for Obama (bloomberg.com)
- Why is it so hard to raise taxes on the rich? (salon.com)