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Romney Plan: Hike Middle Class Taxes, Outsource Jobs

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Those of us in the middle and working classes will see our taxes raised big time if Mitt Romney is elected president, according to a new report released today by the Center for America Progress at a day-long event examining Romney's proposals.

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Roseann d (178)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 9:56 pm
He reveals that he's a double talking scary freak more every day. He doesn't have to courage of his convictions and he's not worthy to be Prez. Don't vote to slit your throat.


Linda H (199)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 11:44 pm
What a stinker! PU..... Don't get to close it might rub off on you!!!!!

P A (117)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 4:42 am
How can ANYONE vote for this utter horror??!!

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 4:56 am
Dear Abdessalm,
Yesterday in Jerusalem, Governor Mitt Romney made some statements that were not only wrong, but frankly, prejudiced and ignorant.

Romney declared that "cultural differences" were the reason the Palestinian economy is not doing as well as Israel's, without even acknowledging the Occupation. On top of that, he managed to get his facts completely wrong, claiming the Israeli GDP is twice that of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, when in fact it is actually about ten times as high.

Most people who even cursorily keep up with the news know that Israel largely controls not only the entry and exit of goods to and from the West Bank and Gaza, but the entry and exit of the Palestinian people as well. Israeli soldiers can arbitrarily block the access of farmers from their land, students from their studies, and patients from medical care. Israel can, and has, closed Palestinian universities for years at a time.

Israel won't allow even the most innocuous materials, like strawberries from Gaza, to be sold in the West Bank, which serves to prevent Gazan farmers from making a living. (2) At various times, it has not allowed steel, glass, or even pasta in to Gaza to allow it to re-build after the devastating war on Gaza in 2008-2009. And Israel allows private companies like Ahava to take take natural resources in the West Bank and sell them for a profit. (3)

It's this infrastructure of control that chokes not only economic growth, but anything approaching normal life.

Governor Romney’s willful lack of understanding of facts on the ground and what appear to be racist assumptions about Israelis and Palestinians do not represent us. Sign our letter calling on him to set the record straight and apologize. We'll deliver it to Romney's campaign headquarters at the end of the week.

Romney stakes his value as a leader on his success in business. But any businessperson should know that blocking free trade and commerce, profiting from exploiting stolen land, and holding an entire economy hostage is not exactly fair play.

Please help us send a message to Mitt Romney that this kind of ignorance and racism is unacceptable. JVP members in Boston will be delivering your signature personally to Romney Headquarters before the end of this week. Spread the word so to your friends and communities—we want enough signatures by the end of this week to make it clear that his statements are not a reflection of the values Jews, Americans, and our allies hold.
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director
Jewish Voice for Peace

To Governor Mitt Romney,

Your statements in Jerusalem regarding the growth of the Palestinian and Israeli economies were inaccurate and misleading. Israel's Occupation of Palestinian land makes it impossible for the Palestinian economy to succeed, not "cultural differences." Your comments were not a reflection of the values Jews, Americans, and our allies hold dear. We call on you to apologize to the Palestinian people for your willful lack of understanding of the facts on the ground and the racist assumptions behind them.


TomCat S (128)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 9:22 am
We commoners just aren't important enough.

Jeannette A (137)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 12:44 pm
What happens when there is no longer a middle class to tax? And the roads and bridges still need fixing and Americans are starving and homeless and there is no way to care for the majority of our countrymen?? THEN will we finally rise up and overthrow those who have created this nightmare??? Let us not wait until things become this dire but do it at the polls this November.

Gene J (290)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 3:10 pm
I wonder. This man says one thing here, another there. And seems to think no one will notice. Is he really THAT dumb? Last night's Rachel Maddow show was wonderful. She went back to his running for Governor days, when for two years he filed taxes as a Utah resident and got a $54,000 tax credit for doing so. But he said all along that he never did that because the Massachusetts constitution, the oldest such document in our country, says you must be resident for the previous 7 years to run. He wasn't. And he lied about it. He told the Boston Globe, he would get back to them with everything they asked for, just like he told ABC last Sunday he would check to see if he had ever filed at below the 13.9% tax rate. He later told the Globe, he wasn't actually going to show them anything, he valued his and his wife's privacy too much, so they'd just have to take his word for it. His campaign is now stonewalling ABC on his promise of this Sunday past.

He really thinks we are that dumb. He "retroactively" amended his tax returns to file from Massachusetts, just like he retroactively quit Bain in 1999 but didn't do the actual quitting until after 2002. He thinks no one checks? His campaign is a train wreck happening in slow motion. I hope they keep it up for another 97 days and put him out of our misery permanently as he'll never win another nomination for anything. Thankfully. Which will save the 95% of us from having to pay for the 5 Trillion dollar tax cut he wants to give to the 5% who don't need it. This could be, should be, the most lopsided loss since Reagan-Mondale. I hope it is. He gets some points with some conservatives for his saber rattling, women hating, but I don't think nearly enough to win him anything. He is self destructing in slow motion. Which is good for the American people, even those who think they like this bullying bozo...

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 4:17 pm
The middle class CANT take any more taxes! Is Romney TRYING to kill us? Thanks for posting Carrie

DORIS L (61)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 5:15 pm
America: Land of the rich, grave of the poor.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 7:42 pm

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday August 3, 2012, 12:41 pm
Romney is only interested in making more money for him and his cronies. A vote for him is one for the big corporations.

reft h (66)
Friday August 3, 2012, 4:30 pm
thanks - noted

Robert O (12)
Friday August 3, 2012, 7:06 pm
That's a good plan: if one's intent is to destroy what's left of the country and perpetuate the suffering of tens of millions of people. Why in the world do some people take this arrogant, out of touch elitist seriously? He's proven time and again that the only people that truly matter to him are those that are conservative and preferable part of the notorious 1%.

Janet R (38)
Friday August 3, 2012, 7:31 pm
I can't believe that shit Romney wants to offer tax incentives to companies for offshoring jobs. Seriously, anyone who votes for him is rich or a woman/gay/birth control/abortion hater.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday August 3, 2012, 9:06 pm

Carrie B (306)
Friday August 3, 2012, 9:39 pm
Sorry , but if you vote green, you are throwing your vote away. Vote Obama -Biden 2012!!!
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