By The Right Scoop


Here’s Romney already adopting the Occupy language in Arizona yesterday, saying that he would cut home mortgage interest deductions and charitable contribution deductions for the 1% because he thinks they need to pay more:

And by the way, I want to make sure you understand that, for middle income families, the deductibility of home mortgage interest and charitable contributions, those things will continue. But for high income folks, we are going to cut back on that, so we make sure the top 1% keeps paying the current share they’re paying or more.

First of all, if Romney is going to “cut back on that”, that being charitable deductions, he can’t then say “so we make sure the top 1% keeps paying the current share…” No, if you cut back on the deductions, the wealthy will pay more. It’s that simple The way he phrased it, “paying the current share they’re paying or more”, sounds more like “saved or created” language.

So that withstanding, Romney says he wants to limit charitable deductions so the 1% pay more. Hmmmmmm. Who else wanted to do that? Ah yes:

Romney is sounding more and more like Obama and his Occupy movement every day.

So why does he want to do this? Big Government had the part of the transcript right before this clip started:

I am going to lower rates across the board for all Americans by 20%. And in order to limit any impact on the deficit, because I do not want to add to the deficit, and also in order to make sure we continue to have progressivity as we’ve had in the past in our code, I’m going to limit the deductions and exemptions particularly for high income folks.

So he wants to avoid adding to the deficit, but he also wants to make sure that “we continue to have progressivity” in the tax code. Interesting. So based on that he is against a flat tax on the grounds that he believes the rich should pay higher tax rates than the “middle class”.

If this isn’t class warfare, I don’t know what is.

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  • c4pfan

    Exactly! Plus, that’s just the beginning. ObamaCare will be there to stay at that.

    • Cindy09

      I believe that! After all, it is a reflection of his own work (advisers et al) but at national level. Disowning Obamacare equals disowning Romneycare! This Romney will never do. Hasn’t he already promised waivers to some States and said that he would remove some things from Obamacare but keep the rest?

      • sDee

        here you go right from the horsesassmouth.

        He will lie now and shaft us later with waivers and other “adjustments”. Obamacare is the holy grail for the statists. They are drooling and wetting their pants over it. The politcal class will never give up nationalized helathcare. It is the the ultimate control over a free people.

      • sDee

  • BSScoop

    I will never, and I mean NEVER vote for that hypocritical, RINO, liberal, mormon blankety blank, blank, blank. I’m working on my foul language habit and this leftist, spineless, “republican” almost made me slip.

    No Romney. No Gingrich. No Santorum. Paul’s crazy (but I love his spunk and economics).

    Right Scoopers, seriously. Are we going to vote for these clowns? It’s Paul or a write in for me, I can’t decide which.

    BS
    Don’t Tread On Me

    • BSScoop

      Why vote for crazy Uncle Paul? Two reasons…His economics is perfection. Also, just to completely piss off the GOP elites for supporting these washed up pseudo-conservatives.

      I just cussed.

      BS
      DTOM

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Sheamus-Reale/1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

        His economics wont matter when he allows Iran to Nuke us…

        • BSScoop

          I know, I know. This just plain sucks.

          BS
          DTOM

      • JRD1

        Aren’t you incensed that your crazy Uncle Paul is in collusion with Mittbama? Kind of makes the loon a traitor also doesn’t it!

        • BSScoop

          I’ll believe that when I see it.

          BS
          DTOM

          • capelady

            You are already seeing it.. pay attention! They tag-teamed in that last debate, and Paul has not run an ad against Romney since Iowa.

            • BSScoop

              I do pay attention. Come on now, I’m commenting on a political website for COL. I can admit when I’m wrong without being embarrassed but this is just Paul attacking strategically since he senses Santorum’s rise and Romney’s fall. It’s important for Paul to paint Santorum and Gingrich as false conservatives. He doesn’t have to paint RINOmney the same way since RINOmney does that for himself so easily. The Washington Compost’s article is just timed with Santorum’s rise, that’s all.

              If I’m wrong, I’ll eat my words. I just have a real hard time seeing a Paul-Romney alliance. The PaulBots over at zerohedge.com would have a world class conniption. On second thought, that might be fun to watch. Hmmm.

              BS
              DTOM

              • sjmom

                Rumor has it Paul has made a deal with Romney for Rand to be VP. Politics is dirty business and sometimes the description of strange bedfellows applies. Remember, Paul knows he cannot win.

                • BSScoop

                  It would be fun watching Rand Paul’s libertarian streak defend Mitt FreakinRomney. If this happens, I WILL lose all hope for the republic. Dirty business is right.

                  BS
                  DTOM

                • sjmom

                  It is the unknown, not the known which can be dangerous so having these things exposed is good and weakens their position. If you know the enemy’s strategy you are able to defeat them; this is how wars are won. So keep the faith and never lose hope because we WLL win.

    • Cindy09

      At the rate it is going before you get to vote for Paul (which is highly likely), we might, as well, have another Paul shoved down our throat via the VP ticket (heaven forbids). This arrangement is shaped far beyond “saving the country” more like for a lust for power.

    • capelady

      You can’t be serious! Ron Paul’s foreign policy is absolute lunacy! Not getting involved in Iraq or Libya (or the 4 African nations where we now have troops) is one thing… but to say that Iran can go nuclear and they are no threat to us is not only naive, it is foolish! Iran is putting missiles in Venezuela and working with Hezbollah on our open border – are you going to wait for them to take out a few American cities with nukes or dirty bombs and then try to do something about a nuclear Iran? The Founding Fathers were brilliant and gave us remarkable founding documents and principles, but they never could have conceived of the threat of nuclear weapons!

      • BSScoop

        You make good points but let me say two things…

        1. Exclamation points do not make your opinions more powerful, though they can be useful.
        2. Using the rhetoric of the left like “the founding fathers never could have conceived of…” and then fill in the blank is heresy to us right wingers. If you are a righty, that phrasing can get you in a lot of ideological trouble.
        That said, my post clearly states my hesitancies regarding Ron Paul. I’m just not sure in my own mind which is worse, his foreign policy or the RomneyGingrichSantorum big government “conservatism” that will destroy our currency. Btw, I AM more fearful of our monetary destruction than an Iranian nuke.

        BS
        DTOM

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

          You need to do what I have done. Write off this presidential primary and focus on your congressional primaries. Make sure you have a solid conservative on the ballot for your House and Senate seats in November. Support them wholeheartedly, and hold your nose and vote for the Republican nominee in the general election.

          Paul CANNOT beat Obama in November. It simply won’t happen. Any of the others at least have a chance. Regardless of who beats him, his Republican replacement will not be a trustworthy conservative. So the conservative leadership will have to come from Congress. We need a Majority Leader Paul and a Speaker West, and a Congress that doesn’t tolerate the nonsensical, business-as-usual, “let’s reach across the aisle to our Marxist brothers” garbage that the remaining establishment GOPers will inevitably try to pull.

    • Constance

      I will answer your question. Yes, we are going to vote for the GOP candidate who ends up winning the nomination. Under no circumstances can Obama be allowed another four years in office. Do NOT do a write in for somebody who has no chance to win. You won’t hurt anybody in the GOP by doing so – you will hurt your country. Put your country first now, over your pride, dislike of the candidates, anger at the GOP, and anything else. Put your country first. Vote Obama out.

      • BSScoop

        Can’t do it this time Constance. We are told to be anti anti anti for years. What do we get? Liberal republicans for president and socialists when they lose.

        The republic was lost a hundred years ago when the income tax and the Federal Reserve were instituted. The New Deal, the Great Society, and now ObamaCare will finish us off.

        Call me an Abolitionist for the 21st century. I refuse to empower those who aided in our destruction.

        BS
        Don’t Tread On Me

      • zeroczars

        Constance = No one is going to open BSScoop’s eyes and no one is going to change his mind. He is a Paul supporter to OUR death. He WILL write in Pauls name.

      • zeroczars

        No one is going to make BSScoop open his eyes, he is a Paul supporter to OUR death. He WILL write in RP’s name.

  • Stehekin912

    People are mortified ’cause Romney is Occupied..or is it
    Conservatives are justified ’cause Romney is Occupied…

    Let’s see who can make up a really good rhyme!

    Santorum/2012

    • JRD1

      Romney is preoccupied with progressivism.

    • sjmom

      Mitt Romney is a lib
      and therefore likes to fib
      he really enjoys the attack
      and he sure likes to tax
      our patience as well as our wallets.

  • Sober_Thinking

    He’s trying to have his cake and eat it too… in this case, it’s chocolate cake because no matter what he says, Maobama remains popular with many in the country. Yes, I was being racist there.

    Romney is trying to ascribe to the low standards set by Maobama… he’s trying to be like him in an effort to appeal to EVERYONE. And remarkably, he’s succeeding.

    He is NOT a serious candidate. If he talks like a progressive, acts like a progressive, votes like a progressive, spends like a progressive on his campaign… well then, where does that leave us?

    • Is_Sense_Common

      “well then, where does that leave us? ” = screwed

      • Mensaman62

        I clicked “Like” not that I liked your comment but becuase I agree…we are screwed…may God bless us.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Yeah… I know… Well said.

  • ApplePie101

    Romney is channeling Warren Buffett. Funny how everyone is expected to sacrifice, except for the government.

    • Mensaman62

      One thing I liked that Chrispy Creme said the other day was for Warren to cut a check to the IRS and Shut UP. Otherwise as my governor is a RINO.

      • sjmom

        As my governor too I completely agree.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

          As Jerseyites (sorry if that’s wrong) I don’t think you can complain about your governor’s flirtations with liberalism, really. Yours is a Dem +18 state. http://www.gallup.com/poll/114016/State-States-Political-Party-Affiliation.aspx#2

          Walker’s election in WI is an anomaly. That you got a governor with an R after his name may not be so rare, but the fact that he’s a Republican who’s been willing to take on the unions in such a strong fashion certainly is. Whitman certainly didn’t do it.

          While there is a time and place for puritanical conservatism, I don’t think the deep blue states are necessarily the place for it at this time. I think Buckley was right, sometimes your best choice is to vote for the most conservative candidate who can win.

          I love(!!!) that my Senator is Mike Lee and I wish everyone could have such great, constitutional conservative representation, but it just isn’t possible. Lee couldn’t have won in MA, for example. Instead, we got Brown. Now the Tea Party who supported him is carping about how frequently he crosses the aisle on his votes. Jon Stewart basically warned us this was going to happen when he was first elected. When people were complaining about a Republican taking the seat held by the Kennedys since the earth cooled, I think the quote was, “Don’t they know a Republican from MA is basically a gay Democrat in any of the other states?”

          So, is it better to withdraw support and give that seat back to the Dems? I don’t think so. We have to remove our emotions from the process and think more pragmatically. Given the choice, I’d rather have a guy who votes with the conservatives 60% of the time than someone who votes against them 100% of the time.

  • c4pfan

    How about cutting spending to get rid of the deficit?

    • sjmom

      What, cut spending?! What a novel idea and why hasn’t any politician thought of it? Maybe you should run because there is more sense in your one question than much of what I have heard come out of DC.

  • NHConservative0221

    What a piece of garbage Mittens is!!!

    Donate to Santorum!

  • SpikeT

    occupy talk deserves a bar of soap in the mouth

  • drphibes

    A progressive income tax is tenet number two of Marx’s Communist Manifesto.

    • BSScoop

      Yes, yes, yes. Where are our candidates on this? If I were running for prez, I’d memorize the ten tenets and accuse Romney or anyone else of supporting them. Excellent point, Dr.

      BS
      DTOM

    • BSScoop

      Yes, yes, yes. Where are our candidates on this? If I were running for prez, I’d memorize the ten tenets and accuse Romney or anyone else of supporting them. Excellent point, Dr.

      BS
      DTOM

  • Asian_chic

    I can’t stand to look or listen to him speak. It’s the same feeling I have for O and I think it’s just too bad. I just pray to God that he won’t be the nominee.

    • Mike

      I feel the exact same way. I even have to change Hannity on the radio or on TV if he has Mitt on.

  • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

    What Romney is saying should not alarm you. What should alarm you is that roughly 30%-35% of the GOP electorate agrees with him and is voting for him!

    That means a 1 out of 3 GOP VOTERS essentially agrees with big government statism and income redistribution!

    Until we solve that problem, then liberalism will continue to advance.

    • Asian_chic

      I just want to add that some of his supporters have a defeatist mentality. They’ve been told that he is inevitable and that he is the only one who can beat O. They just don’t have the courage to vote for the not-Romney.

      • sDee

        Ignorance none the less.

        “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

        “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    • sDee

      Add that to that 40-50% who support an extreme marxist and we have a pretty patheitic picture of the American electorate.

      Natural slaves undeserving of the freedom which we have been entrusted

  • 911Infidel

    Oh I guess its not enough that the top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of the taxes in this country and are the job creators, investors and innovators. Yeah, way to go Mittens. But thanks again for showing the American voters what you really are: which is a Dhimrhoid hiding under the rubric of Republicanism.

  • Is_Sense_Common

    I heard this yesterday & two things stuck out to me:
    “…so we make sure the top 1% keeps paying…” in my head, this sentence was finished with “their fair share.” (pretty much what he said anyway).
    “Progressivity” – He’s just making up new words to hide his “PROGRESSIVE” side. Does he think we’re that dumb? That we can’t hear his attempt at hiding his progressive nature in his kooky new word? Too bad he doesn’t know we have our Decoder Rings on!

  • B-Funk

    I’m so glad that this nomination process has taken as long as it has.

  • stage9
  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    what a putz. That’s right, I said it!

    • BSScoop

      I didn’t know Mark Levin used the moniker “AmericanborninCanada”!!! Good to have you here, “Mark.” ;)

      BS
      DTOM

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        LOL!

  • FreeManWalking

    I’m beginning to see the establishment’s point on how much better RINOmeny is than the rest of the GOP field, and what a sharp contrast he offers to 0bama.

    0bama 0bamacare is good
    0bama for 1% paying more taxes
    0bama Great at negative campaign smears against opponents

    Romney Romenycare is good
    Romney for 1% paying more taxes
    Romney Great at negative campaign smears against opponents

    0bama has 2 consonants and 3 vowels
    Romney has 3 consonants and 3 vowels if you seriously count “y” sometimes.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      that was good freemanwalking :-)

      • FreeManWalking

        Thanks ABC

  • stage9

    “Romney is sounding more and more like Obama and his Occupy movement every day.”

    That’s why I call him Obamney.

    The Mitt Romney Report: Romney’s record in MA.
    http://massresistance.org/romney/

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I call him rombama, but I like your name for him too. Scary how versions of dear leader’s name and mittens’ goes so well together…

    • sDee

      “Romney is sounding more and more like Obama and his Occupy movement every day.”

      Their souls were sold to the same buyers.

  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    I can’t take it, anymore. Romney sucks. Period. He’s supposed to be such a great “businessman”. So damned what? Herbert Hoover was a “great businessman”, too, and look what he presided over: the Great Depression. What was his solution? Spending, and raising the top tax margins to over 60%. How did that work out for him, and the nation? He started a trade war by his ‘America first’ policies, which resulted in other nations engaging the US and each other in trade, leaving farmers unable to export their produce, steel shops unable to ship their steel, etc. Policies that resulted in exacerbating the jobless situation and the shuttering of businesses and family farms. Romney is just as stupid. I really don’t want to do the personal attacks thing against him, but I’m tired of him, I’m tired of his supporters, and I’m tired of a man that dodges the draft, raises a family of draft dodgers, and has underhanded, under-the-table deals with the likes of Ron Paul. Just as Obama is bad for America, so is Romney. I will not support a RINO one-percenter for president, or even dog catcher.

  • TPDanbo

    Oh yeah Mr. “Severe Conservative”, all you will do is make the rich cut back on charitable donations to things like Religion, Cures for Cancer and many other good causes! Idiot!!!

  • RPercifield

    Romney the Magic RINO lives by the sea,
    and frolics in the liberal mist in the land of Obamalee.
    Romney the Magic RINO lives by the sea,
    and frolics in the liberal mist in the land of Obamalee.

    Romney he is running, trying to fit right in,
    but sometimes her forgets what state that he is in.
    And when he forgets, he reverts to his natural state.
    To bad for him it is a place that Conservatives really hate.

    Oh….
    Romney the Magic RINO lives by the sea,
    and frolics in the liberal mist in the land of Obamalee.
    Romney the Magic RINO lives by the sea,
    and frolics in the liberal mist in the land of Obamalee.

    • c4pfan

      Ha!

    • sjmom

      Good rhyme but I always liked the song. Now, I will always think of Romney so I will have to turn it off when it is played.

  • drphibes

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitt defecated on a patrol car. He is JUST like the Occupiers.

  • drphibes

    I’ll bet Mitt Romney has a wicked case of lice and assorted STDs. He is JUST like the Occupiers.

  • drphibes

    Were those gun shots I heard at Romney campaign headquarters? He is JUST like the Occupiers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.leach1 Susan Leach

    So…the charities that he contributes too get to suffer so that he can pander the the Occupoopers? Why is this man running as a Republican? This is just the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. If he thinks that it is a good idea to take money from charities (who pinch every penny till it bleeds) and give it to the federal government (Solyndra anyone?) he is NO ONE’S conservative. Good grief Romney supporters, this man is never going to beat Obama, he agrees with Obama.

  • http://twitter.com/shelly99032 Shelly Sands

    The more he talks the harder it’s going to be to for me to vote for him if he’s the nominee. Is he really any different than b.o.? Hmmm, let me count the ways- 1) ummm, nope I got nothin. He’s the white b.o. w/o the halo effect. Dear Lord God please help us!

  • p m

    Gee, what a surprise – what a chameleon – what a liar.
    The prospect of a Romney/Paul coalition is turgid beyond one’s imagination.

  • Linky1

    Uh, as I have said before: do the 6 degrees of separation from Romney to Obama till you get Robama. More proof right here as he talks about the 1%.

  • LiveFreeOrDie2012

    Sean (Romney will not go on with Mark or Rush) needs to point blank ask Romney if he is a Keynesian! Sadly, George Soros might be right: there is NOT much difference between Romney and Obama. Horrible.

  • johnos2112

    This clown is no conservative. Nice job endorsing him Coulter, Christie, Trump and you other saps. Pathetic!

  • illegalpointofview

    Sarah Palin right agian. We need this primary contest to go on because the real person eventually comes to light. Imagine if he already had this sewed up.

  • johnos2112

    Wow this gonna unify the conservatives. Nothing like a fake conservative using class warfare. I have not heard Rick proposing this! If Romney gets the nomination we are in deep sh&t folks!

  • johnos2112

    Wow this gonna unify the conservatives. Nothing like a fake conservative using class warfare. I have not heard Rick proposing this! If Romney gets the nomination we are in deep sh&t folks!

    • sDee

      He is on the Republican primary ticket and 30% of those voters think he is a conservative. We are already in deep shite.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Romney is pathetic and no matter how much he tries to pander to the OWS they will never trust his out-of-touch Mr. 1% @$$! Mic Check Romney, they want to EAT YOU! http://theuncertaintimes.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ows-eat-the-rich.jpg

  • c4pfan

    Coulter was at some even in Colorado and Peter Boyles is a local radio host. He said that he wasn’t impressed with her and he asked her point blank why Mitt’s sons haven’t enlisted, if he’s so gung ho about going to war.

  • drphibes

    Any way you parse Romney’s comments, this is troubling. I get the queasy feeling he is “trimming his sails” for the national arena, thinking this “fairness” stuff will fly. This will only sound like a pale version of O’s rhetoric. And there goes your differentiation. Why should Independents vote for him? Where’s the contrast?

    I am equally worried that if he ties up the nomination, we’re going to be very polarized. I will support Romney kicking and screaming if I must. But it will be kicking and screaming. Staying home is not an option. I hear a lot of that kind of talk here. About staying home.

    • FreeManWalking

      This has become very divisive primary, possibly the most I have ever seen. POS commie tarians like beck and coulter with their attacks against Newt to make their choice look better had me thinking if RINOmeny got the nod I would stay home.

      I’m more in favor of voting for him now, but reserve the right to be so pissed off by the general that I vote local candidates only. But resist I much. I must and I will much about that be committed

      I seriously have my doubts that he will actively seek the repeal of 0b0care, I think he is somewhat more conservative than 0b0 but not much.

    • WordsFailMe

      One thing is certain, The Romney-Obama debates will only require about 10 minutes.

  • AustindPowers

    He shouldn’t be leaving loopholes in for anyone. he’s just afraid of middle class backlash… loopholes and deductions are just big government manipulating people. It’s government saying this behavior is good, you get a tax deduction! this behavior is bad, you get nothing! like rewarding people for buying a home and punishing people who rent… there’s nothing conservative about loopholes. We should be free to live our lives the way we want to without the government trying to manipulate us through our tax returns.

  • sjmom

    Romney is a liberal and though he dresses conservatively and parrots conservatism he is nonetheless a liberal. Why some refuse to see this is one of the most astonishing things about this primary season. Mitt is Barack with a R after his name.

    • NCHokie02

      And it confuses me even more as to why Ron Paul isn’t attacking Mitt because of this

      • c4pfan

        To use Paul for his delegates he has at the convention for a promise that Paul will have a big part in the convention and the platform. Yeah, he’s that easily bought off.

  • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner
  • 3seven77

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal…”

    So if we believe this principle and if we base our government on this principle, why can’t **all men be treated equal** when it comes to the tax code? What’s wrong with everyone paying the same rate? And I mean everyone – from field hands to Warren Buffet to General Electric? This is just asinine, playing every income bracket against each other, no matter who is doing it.

    Willard needs to stop trying to scam everyone and just run as the liberal Democrat he is. Hells Bells! If Willard would have primaried Obama he could have won by now and be on his way to his party’s convention. He could even pull those fake greek columns out of storage.

    • NCHokie02

      good point. “We are all equal…just not monetarily so that doesn’t count so you give me more money….you over there….ahh..don’t worry about it.”

    • JayGatsby88

      Created equal? Yes… though that’s pretty much where the equality ends. We all were delivered by the same stork, but you can’t be naive to the fact that certain people have an advantage over others thanks to finances. A progressive tax system doesn’t seem fair to you?

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Willard O’Romney the Transparent. Float like a butterfly, vote for me!

  • Yazz55

    This four ring circus gets weirder every day.

  • NCHokie02

    Sounds just like Obama. Rick Santorum needs to come out with an ad using that clip and then a clip from the debate where Mitt said “I’m going to cut all taxes by 20%”….so which is Mitt?

    How can people want this guy?? He sounds exactly like the left. He even said “continue to pay their current share OR MORE”….or MORE??? They don’t pay enough now?? If that isn’t speaking to the mantra of the left I don’t know what is. He has to be defeated.

    • JoeMontana16

      Wouldn’t that be negative campaigning if Rick were to makes ads over this?

      • NCHokie02

        To bring to light something that Romney said on the campaign trail and ask how it is different from what Obama says??? Hardly. Just the facts. If Rick put an add with this clip and then put a clip of Obama saying the same thing then just having a question on the screen to the tune of “What’s the difference?” I don’t think that would be negative campaigning at all. He’s not smearing Mitt or twisting words or whatnot. Its what Mitt said. Its what Obama says. Again, just the facts.

      • NCHokie02

        To bring to light something that Romney said on the campaign trail and ask how it is different from what Obama says??? Hardly. Just the facts. If Rick put an add with this clip and then put a clip of Obama saying the same thing then just having a question on the screen to the tune of “What’s the difference?” I don’t think that would be negative campaigning at all. He’s not smearing Mitt or twisting words or whatnot. Its what Mitt said. Its what Obama says. Again, just the facts.

  • NCHokie02

    Why is this clip not playing on Fox or any other MSM site?? Oh wait……

  • JoeMontana16

    What’s wrong with getting the middle class going again. Most rich folks give to charity for tax deductions not out of the goodness of their hearts. I hear it said that, well then the wealthy wont give to charities anymore. That proves the point.

    Romney has executive experience. He accomplished things. Newt is the only other guy that has actually led something major and accomplished it. I still can’t figure out for the life of me how Rick and Newt get a pass on everything they’ve done but Mitt doesn’t. What’s so special about them? They have flip flopped also. What’s the difference?

  • Been_There_BT

    Pandering … it’s not just for Democrats … see, RINOs can pander with the best of them.

    Must defeat Romney.

  • Constance

    When I first heard these words come out of Romney’s mouth, I physically cringed. It certainly wasn’t my first cringe-worthy moment listening to Romney these past few months, but this one was a big one. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought I was listening to a democrat politician, an OWS supporter, or the president. If Romney believes he can win the moderates and disenfranchised democrats this way, he may be correct. However, he loses the base of his party with this nonsense talk. What a mush this guy is. No conservative core there.

  • JayGatsby88

    Why is this not a fair stance? A… compromise if you will. Though I think it’s a pathetic suggestion with regards to balancing the tax system, way more can be done, but this is a start. Rather than raise taxes on you outright, he is limiting two loop holes for upper income earners who aren’t struggling to pay their mortgage… the one drawback I can see is that maybe rich people won’t give to charities as much, which is shameful that a below the line deduction is needed to entice people to be good Christians. Though the deduction makes sense to those who are in the middle class (or what’s left of it) so middle class families can still give to charity and lessen the amount of taxes they need to pay. Unlike a wealthy tax payer who won’t be affected by such minimal amounts.

    If you are getting passive income and paying an effective tax rate less than the majority of us who earn our income from wages and pay rates nearly double that of passive and capital income, why isn’t Romney’s idea a good one? The top of the economic pyramid is getting away with robbery via loopholes and other means that the average person can’t utilize. I hate the term “class warfare,” it implies that there is a fight between two sides, but there really isn’t a fight…. the middle class is getting destroyed while the rich have improved their status, a more appropriate term would be class annihilation.

  • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz

    Who the HELL really believes this guy is the best choice?

    give me a break

  • MiketheMarine

    This is exactly why the MSM wants Romney and why Soros says it doesn’t matter who wins, Maboama or Romney.

  • jerryrob

    Please stop voting for this man

  • rondo smith

    OK

  • davesnothere

    I know this doesn’t apply here, but a real journalist would confirm that Romney plans to reduce the charitable deduction, specifically, before getting his panties in a wad about what Romney may or may not have meant by what he said. His plan on paper contains no such elimination of the charitable deduction. His imprecise oral utterance is not proof of anything. All it takes is a request for clarification to the campaign. (I know, giving the campaign a chance to clarify potentially eliminates the opportunity for indignation and high dudgeon amongst your commentariat, such as it is.)