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Cutter: Yeah, We'Ve Been Lying About the $5 Trillion We Said Romney's Lying About

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Stephanie Cutter, Retraction, Obama Campaign, Dishonesty, Falsehood, Propaganda, Misleading claims, lies, Policy Ignorance, Demagougery, Barack Obama, false statements, Obama, ignorance of facts, fudging, whoppers, distortions )

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NN's Erin Burnett takes Obama spokesperson Stephanie Cutter to task for leaving out half of Gov. Mitt Romney's tax plan in order to claim he's pitching a $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy.


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Paula M (39)
Friday October 5, 2012, 11:00 am
From the article:

BURNETT: So you’re saying if you lower them by 20% you get a $5 trillion tab, right?

CUTTER: It’s a $5 trillion tab.

BURNETT: But when he closes deductions he won’t be anywhere near $5 trillion. That’s our analysis.

CUTTER: Well with, okay, stipulated, it won’t be near $5 trillion, but it’s also not going to be the sum of $5 trillion in the loopholes that he’s going to close.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 4:01 pm
This is nothing more than a left wing biased media blitz after Obama fell from grace as an incompetent debater this week. Now he's out "swinging" to resurrect himself and, of course, the buzz is attacking Romney's tax plan. The truth will come out. Just like it did when Joe Biden said this week "You bet the President and I want to raise taxes on the middle class."

Joe Biden, the gift that keeps on giving and to think the liberals want to re-elect him for four more years and this bozo is one heartbeat away from the presidency. Breathtaking...

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 4:11 pm
In the next debate, Mitt Romney will detail his 5 Point Plan again and you'll have another chance to hear what he wants to do for our country.

Meanwhile, Obama's debt continues to soar and he has nothing to show for it. All of his green companies, funded by the taxpayers have all gone belly up. His handling of foreign affairs is worse than Jimmy Carter's. Obama stood before the American people soon after being elected and boldly stated, "I believe marriage is between one man and one woman." Now he says he believes in same sex marriage.

Obama has lied so many times it's hard to keep up with them. He has given two very different stories on how he met Michelle. What man gets that wrong? Only a man who lies and can't keep up with his own stories.

Read Obama's book in his own words "Dreams From My Father." Obama tells you who he is and what's important to him. I can tell you now Obama does not love the United States. He's a Marxist-socialist incompetent Harvard Law graduate with no background records. Who has all of their records sealed? Only a man with something to hide.

Mitt's tax plan will be explained but for now Obama, to save face after a pure shellacking this week, has to flood the left wing media with anything he can distort to make Romney look bad. Obama, as a narcissist, HAS to do this. Why? Because he is thin skinned and anger never leaves him. Now I know why he became a "loner" in the White House. He was hiding his non-intellectual incompetent self.

Never mind my opinions. Look at the new Rasmussen polls. Listen to what those with buyer's remorse are saying. Look at the turmoil in the middle east and for God's sake don't forget to look at the two credit downgrades Obama brought to our country and the debt is still pulsing higher.

Obama won't be re-elected again. Americans are smarter than he is and now he knows it.

Thomas P (275)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:45 pm
That's right Diane.....because the middle east NEVER had turmoil before President Obama, and the United States had NO debt problem before he took office. I agree with you completely.....when you say "Never mind my opinions." I will pay them no mind, and neither will most of the voters. The good news is that most Republicans will only need 3 more math lessons. The bad news is that they are the first three.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:07 pm
Cute, Thomas, but know this. We have never had the serious middle eastern problems that we have today. Remember 9/11. Remember that 3,000 innocent Americans were murdered on that day. They came to us and we responded. Saddam Hussein was raping, gasing, multilating and killing his own people. Saddam would not let the UN come into Iraq to evaluate his nuclear capability....he put them off for years. What was he hiding? Once in and the inspection underway there was evidence of yellow cake. My guess is that his arsenal became mobile during that time but the bottom line is this. Many Americans disagree on the US going into Iraq. What the US did for the Iraqi people in killing Saddam Hussein saved millions of lives. While there, as long and arduous as it was, we brought some semblance of democracy to these people. The question is "Why are we in Afghanistan?" We give $2 billion a year to Pakistan and they were harboring bin Laden. So, the middle east IMO will forever be in turmoil. Quite frankly, I don't think we should be there and we should let these countries continue to kill each other over a slight difference in their religious beliefs, stop all of the foreign aid we are sending them and let them go at it. So, we may be in agreement there. But, where I differ with you is on the subject of Israel. Obama has snubbed Israel and that's a serious problem. We need to get Obama out of the way in November and we, as a strong country with the strongest military, need to get in there and let Iran know just where we stand. Obama hasn't had the guts or the inclination to stand up to Iran. That's a serious problem.

A mysterious drone was shot down in Israel yesterday. This is Jimmy Carter redux.

The majority of voters polled stated that believed that our country is going in the wrong direction so I'll take issue with your comment that "most of the voters" will not pay it any mind. They've already stated their position publicly.

And, don't forget the tsunami vote in November 2010 when the American people voted to get the democrats out of congress and replace them with republicans.

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:31 pm
Do what? You actually believe him? He has told more lies than Bush did and he isn't even President yet! As a CEO he shipped jobs overseas and "claims" he did not know it? BS. He told people he was against coal fired plants but now hes OK with them? He wants to spend a trillion dollars more in the military? And, he wont show us all his tax returns? How convenient. He is now OK with "green power"? I am part of that 47% that he says he does not care about and am working my butt off to survive. I guess you must be one of those people who are making more than $250,000.00 a year. If I made that much, I would gladly give 1/2 of it back in taxes and still be very happy! Mississippi Republicans Talk to my parents who are dieing because of the Medicare Plan we have now. And Mitt wants to give them a voucher? GRRRRRRRRRR. More Faux news......

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:32 pm
PS: This is from a Viet Nam vet, you want to know some more?

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:50 pm
Well, thank you for your service, Michael, but just because you are a Viet veteran doesn't make what you say credible. Obama shipped jobs overseas, too. Check out his green companies that have all gone belly up. Obama is not opposed to outsourcing and yet he loves the unions. I would call that a double edged sword. But, no, that doesn't seem to bother you.

53% of Americans work for small businesses. Many of these businesses net $250,000 a year or more. Taxing these people who provide jobs to 53% of Americans during a recession is a stupid move. All that does is put these businesses "on hold" until the next Obama shoe falls. Then add a healthcare penalty on top of that.

Where I live $250,000 a year is not a lot of income. It's all relative to where you live. If you live in New York, outside Washington, DC, Boston, San Francisco, earning $250,000 in a high cost of living city can be a meager wage. Again, it's all relative to where you live. If you want to pay 50% of your income to the government you might want to move to France. They are pushing a 75% income tax on those earning $1 million. Those earning a $1 million a year are the corporations who provide jobs for the french working class. What do you think these companies will do? You betcha. They'll close up shop and move to another country and leave all of those french working class citizens without a job. It's wrong to keep tapping the rich with higher costs because one day, reality sets in, and you'll run out of rich people to foot the bills.

47% of Americans pay no tax at all. The rich in our country pay the lion's share, yes, even with their tax loopholes and their many deductions....they still step up to the plate and pay the bulk of the taxes to fund welfare, food stamps, you name it and they as a whole fund the majority of it.

I just buried my beautiful mother last weekend and she was on medicare. Obamacare has already kicked in and her medicare benefits ran out...imagine that...ran out....for the facility she was in and I had to write checks for thousands of dollars to keep her there. The money isn't important to me because she needed to be where she was and I just wish I had her back in my life but know that ObamaCare is worse than the medicare system we had before. Benefits have been cut and a new list of guidelines as to what is covered and what isn't is in play now. So, if you think Obamacare is better than what we had before you are mistaken.

There's a better way to address our healthcare concerns. And I believe the Republicans have the answer.


Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 7:43 pm
And you think Mitt, with a golden spoon at each end is going to really care about U.S. ? Obamacare is not even active yet! And we in the south are soooooo happy you make sooooo much money... Thank you

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 7:45 pm
Oh yes, I forgot, we need more money so we can attack more countries so they can be like U.S. We are soooo perfect

Nancy L (141)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:08 am
So Sorry for your loss Diane.

Nancy L (141)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:13 am
ObamaCare is active. It has cost me acess to one Dr so far and it's looking like I'll have to find a new one because I can't get in to see my dr for the next 3 weeks. She told me in order to stay in business she has to add more medicade patients or quit practicing. She can't afford to stay open on what the gov wants to pay her per medicade patient.

AND, YES, I do think Romney cares about US. A Hell of a lot more than Obama does.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:19 am
Thank you, Nan.

26 states have DENIED PARTICIPATING in ObamaCare. Imagine that!!

Nancy L (141)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:20 am
Such is the methodology of the Obama administration. Even when they have to publicly admit that they have lied and the people that they quote denounce them, the admit they lied....and continue to put out the same lying ad with no break in the action.

This is simply further evidence that the Obama administration consists of firm believers in "the end justifies the means". They admit it's all lies, but the ad stays because there might be a few morons out there who still might believe the lies. They actually seem confused as to why anyone would care that they are totally lying AND misquoting their sources and mischaracterizing their opponent.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:38 am
Romney is out front by 5 points which means Obama needs to call the moving van. : ) Let's keep our fingers crossed that we can get this bad dream to go away next month so that Mitt can get in there and reverse all the bad policies and repeal ObamaCare....then Mitt needs to go around the world but I can guarantee that he won't be apologizing for America. He'll strengthen our reputation abroad and then fly back home to the US and start getting things done again. Strengthening our military should be the second thing he does.

Obama was never going to be a two term president.
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