Occupy Romney to cut charitable deductions because top 1% needs to pay more

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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davesnothere
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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.)

rondo smith
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rondo smith

OK

jerryrob
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jerryrob

Please stop voting for this man

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

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

DaMz
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DaMz

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

give me a break

JayGatsby88
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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… Read more »

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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.

Been_There_BT
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Been_There_BT

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

Must defeat Romney.

JoeMontana16
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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?

NCHokie02
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NCHokie02

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

NCHokie02
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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
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JoeMontana16

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

NCHokie02
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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
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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.

Yazz55
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Yazz55

This four ring circus gets weirder every day.

GetWhatYouPayFor
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GetWhatYouPayFor

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

3seven77
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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
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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
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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?

Brian Skinner
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Brian Skinner
sjmom
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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
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NCHokie02

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

c4pfan
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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.

austindpowers89
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austindpowers89

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.

drphibes
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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
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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.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

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

c4pfan
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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.

Steven Valdez
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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

johnos69
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johnos69

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
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sDee

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

johnos69
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johnos69

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!

illegalpointofview
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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.

johnos69
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johnos69

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

LiveFreeOrDie2012
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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.

Linky11
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Linky11

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%.

p m
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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.

Shelly Sands
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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!

Susan Leach
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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.

drphibes
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drphibes

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

drphibes
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drphibes

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

drphibes
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drphibes

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

rpercifield
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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
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c4pfan

Ha!

sjmom
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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.

TPDanbo
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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!!!

Virus-X
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Virus-X

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,… Read more »

stage9
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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/

American Duckie
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American Duckie

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…

stage9
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stage9

If he’s good enough for Soros, he’s good enough for Obama.

Soros: Obama, Romney ‘Not Much Difference’
http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/SorosObama-RomneyNotMuchDifference/2012/01/28/id/425830

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I saw that a while ago, but I was comparing the two long before spooky dood did wink

sDee
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sDee

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

Their souls were sold to the same buyers.

FreeManWalking
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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.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

that was good freemanwalking smile

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

Thanks ABC

American Duckie
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American Duckie

what a putz. That’s right, I said it!

BSScoop
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BSScoop

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

BS
DTOM

American Duckie
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American Duckie

LOL!

B-Funk
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B-Funk

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

stage9
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stage9
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