He is not "obviously" anything. He's been all over the map on multiple issues. You can't count on what he's said last month, 6 months or 4 years ago.<quoted text>
He is obviously a moderate conservative. That's good enough for anyone who isn't a far left liberal, isn't it?
Lowering capital gains taxes will increase jobs and spur the economy. More people working means more government revenues.
Closing loopholes also forces corporations to pay more which, in turn, increases government revenues.
Pretty sure that's basic macroeconomics 101.
The backbone of the economy is middle class earnings/spending and increasing the GDP. There has been no evidence that trickle down economics significantly improves these - instead, the evidence is that capital gains have been increasingly housed and distributed outside of the borders over the last 3 decades.
Romney admits that closing loopholes will NOT increase government revenues. Instead, he claims that revenues will increase with productivity. Any increases in productivity at this point are due to the current administration and Congress' actions, and growth from the Romney/Ryan plan is far more optimistic from the politicians' mouths than from the economists' calculations.
Vote for whoever you want. Just don't say "it's a fact" when it's really "I believe".
My best hope is that if he's elected he'll use his venture capital background to shut off the flow of money OUT of the economy... AKA "it takes a thief to catch a thief" versus "a fox in the henhouse".