Taxmemore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39254 Oct 16, 2012
Mitt Romney has detailed a specific tax plan that provides tax cuts weighted towards millionaires and billionaires. Altogether, these tax cuts will cost about $5 trillion including interest. Here’s the math:

•Lower tax rates by 20%=$2.5 trillion

•Eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax =$700 billion

•Repeal of high-income payroll tax =$300 billion

•Repeal the estate tax =$150 billion

•Tax cut for corporations =$1.1 trillion

TOTAL:$5 trillion in tax cuts including interest

That math is clear. But when it comes to paying for these tax cuts, Romney hasn’t specified a single loophole he’d close and he’s said that taking steps that would require the wealthy to pay more—like raising their taxes on capital gains—are off the table. But even if he eliminated all other tax benefits for high-income taxpayers and enough corporate tax loopholes to pay for his plan, he’d still need to increase middle class taxes by $1 trillion to pay for his plan.

•Ending all tax benefits for the wealthy =$1.7 trillion

•Eliminate corporate tax benefits to offset corporate tax cut =$1.1 trillion

•Eliminate enough middle class tax benefits to pay for middle class tax cut =$1 trillion

TOTAL:$4 trillion

That leaves $1 trillion that Romney must find either by increasing middle class taxes or increasing the deficit.

Even the studies that Romney has cited to claim his plan adds up still show he would need to raise middle class taxes. In fact, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein and Princeton economist Harvey Rosen both concede that paying for Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000.

Here’s the denominator: Romney indeed has a problem. No matter how Romney sets up his tax equation, it always adds up to a tax hike on the middle class.

OBAMA 2012 !!!!!
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39255 Oct 16, 2012
Rather than present meaningful specifics or outline how he’d defend American interests abroad, Mitt Romney chose to give a foreign policy speech that was full of platitudes but free of substance. Foreign policy experts joined newspapers across the country in criticizing the speech as vague, uninstructive, and emblematic of a candidate who lacks a cohesive foreign policy vision.

“There’s absolutely nothing in this speech. This is a repackaging of language that has been a staple of Romney’s campaign since he threw his hat in the ring. If Romney has a foreign policy strategy, he still has not told us what it is. The governor is very fond of saying hope is not a strategy, but that cuts both ways. He didn’t answer two key questions: what he would do differently and why we should expect what he would to work.”—James Lindsay of the Council on Foreign Relations

“There’s an awful lot of rhetoric and things but when you get to the specifics, you just get the sense he doesn’t know exactly what tools to use. I just find him very shallow.”—Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Washington Post:“Much of Romney’s address focused on the complex threat posed by Iran, but he did not propose specific solutions that differ from the Obama administration’s current policy of tightening sanctions and insisting that an Iranian nuclear bomb is intolerable.”

TIME:“Mitt Romney delivered a ‘major’ speech on foreign policy on Monday, although that designation of import comes from Romney’s own campaign, and hardly seems warranted.”

The New York Times:“Mr. Romney’s stated policies in today’s speech, just as they have been in the past, are either pretty much like Mr. Obama’s or, when there are hints of differences, would pull the United States in wrong and even dangerous directions…. Americans deserve an intensive, textured and honest discussion on foreign policy. They did not get it on Monday.”

AP:“[Romney] has given several foreign policy speeches throughout the campaign, including one in Reno, Nev., ahead of a weeklong trip abroad in the summer. That trip was fraught, with Romney offending his British hosts by questioning their security preparations for the Olympic Games and raising hackles among Palestinians who charged him with racism after he said culture was part of the reason Israelis were more economically successful than the neighboring Palestinians.”

From calling Russia—not al-Qaeda—our number one geopolitical foe, to saying that the withdrawal from Iraq was “tragic,” to not even mentioning Afghanistan in his convention speech, Romney has demonstrated time and time again that he’s not ready to be commander-in-chief. Today’s speech only reinforced that conclusion.

OBAMA 2012 !!!

Boswell, PA

#39256 Oct 16, 2012
Fred wrote:
<quoted text> have to look at the facts.
Mitt Romney probably is the actual antichrist.
Just like you did when right-wing tea baggers were calling Barack Obama the antichrist...
I didn't hear any outrage from you then. Kinda went silent on that one after the lack of armeggedon
But Romney actually does resemble the prototypical antichrist figure described in Revelations...think about it.
So review:
Obama -no armeggedon
Romney -? One wonders. He's a popular guy with a lot of money, people
like yourself are attracted to him despite his lack of principles and
ethics. Wealth, Power, mask of religion. etc.
The list is endless
So where's the outrage Teddy?
Hey I could use a good spell checker. I'm paying top dollar $5.75 an hour
No benefits though...
You're on your own on that one...hahahaha

There is no fool like a persistent fool: "Mitt Romney probably is the actual antichrist."

Defending the concept of an 'antichrist' by stating "you have to look at the facts" underscores your stupidity.

Unbeknownst to you, religious belief is NOT fact-based, it's FAITH based.

All with whom you disagree are not the same person, a concept you have great difficulty grasping. Someone else may have called Obama the antichrist but not me. He is presidentially incompetent and under-skilled with a socialist's philosophy and agenda that is bankrupting the nation but the concept of an 'antichrist' is YOUR fantasy.

Yeah, small business owners are dropping full-time positions to part-time and eliminating health care coverage because of the burden of Obamacare. Nice to see you admit it's harming employees in the gravest, most inhumane of ways but it's odd you think it's "hahahaha" funny.

Care to increase your 'bonehead' rating with another clueless response?
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39257 Oct 16, 2012
At the first debate, Mitt Romney repeated the false claim that President Obama made $716 billion in cuts to Medicare and has no plan to protect the program. This falsehood has been thoroughly and repeatedly debunked by independent fact-checkers—the $716 billion doesn’t cut benefits and doesn’t harm beneficiaries. The facts show that Obamacare reduces the rate of growth in Medicare spending by eliminating waste and inefficiencies, adding an additional eight years of solvency to the program while guaranteeing that every benefit remains in place.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand, admitted once again that he would turn Medicare into a voucher system, which could raise retirees’ annual costs by more than $6,000 a year based on an analysis of his current plan. Romney’s categorically false attack cannot hide the fact that he and Paul Ryan would force seniors to pay more out of pocket for their Medicare benefits. And in addition to increasing beneficiaries’ costs, Romney’s plan could actually bankrupt Medicare by 2016.

The AARP endorsed Obamacare because it extends the life of Medicare by nearly a decade by reducing unnecessary insurance company subsidies and rooting out waste and fraud. President Obama’s reforms target wasteful programs and ensure that taxpayer money is efficiently filtered back into the health care system, allowing seniors to get preventive care without copays and pay less out of pocket for prescription drugs. In fact, by 2020, the “doughnut hole”—or coverage gap in Medicare Part D—will be eliminated.

Mitt Romney is resorting to such blatant distortions because he knows his plan to voucherize Medicare is extremely unpopular with seniors—after all, who wants to see their benefits diminish while their health care costs skyrocket?

OBAMA 2012 !!!!!!

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39258 Oct 16, 2012
Mutt vs Mitt wrote:
Romney's New Campaign slogan:
Believe in half of America!!!
OBAMA 2012 !!!!!!!!!!
This is nothing more than mindless liberal bullshit from the Democrats propaganda machine. Notice the poster never gives his own opinion. He relies strictly on what he has been programed to post, in exchange he receives free housing, cash, food, etc. and lets not forget the Obama Phone.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39259 Oct 16, 2012

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39260 Oct 16, 2012
Rumsfeld: Blame for Benghazi 'Does Stop' With Obama

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's claim Monday of responsibility for the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, saying blame for the security failure in Libya "does stop" with President Barack Obama.

"It does stop with the president, which she is not," Rumsfeld told Fox News' Sean Hannity Monday night. "On the other hand, the buck with respect to providing security is certainly within her area of responsibility, and it was a failure."

Rumsfeld was referring to Clinton's statement in which she claimed "responsibility" for the failure to defend against the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

"I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," Clinton told reporters, referring to efforts by Republicans and the Mitt Romney campaign to undermine the president's re-election effort with charges of a cover-up.

Rumsfeld said Clinton's statement that the blame should go no further than her office does not dismiss "responsibility for the way the White House has tried to cover this up and to manage it in a way that suggested that at first ... it was a YouTube [video], that it was not anything to do with 9/11, that it was not anything to do with a planned attack with heavy weapons.

"I think the responsibility for that, as well as the responsibility for the secretary of state not providing appropriate security, does, in fact, fall to the president," he added.

Rumsfeld said the security failure in Benghazi was indicative of what he described as other failures of administration foreign policy, ranging from unfinished trade agreements with Latin American countries to the lack of a status of forces agreement with Iraq.

Rumsfeld also said it was just "not believable" that there was so much confusion between the State Department, the National Security Council, and intelligence community about what happened in Benghazi.

But he added "it is probably credible that the president may not have known, at least for a period of day or so, because he went off to Nevada for a campaign fundraiser" right after the attack.
"Can you imagine?" Rumsfeld asked, saying the president's decision to continue with his campaigning rather than focusing immediately on responding to the attack "suggests that that was his priority."

"He, obviously, was dismissive of the fact that four Americans had been killed and we'd seen what obviously was a terrorist attack," Rumsfeld said.
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39261 Oct 16, 2012
Tax Evasion
Romney’s preposterous arguments for not telling you which tax breaks he’d abolish.

In Wednesday’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney said he would cut tax rates by 20 percent. He promised to do this without costing the government any revenue or forcing middle-class taxpayers to make up the difference. How would he make the math work? By eliminating tax loopholes and deductions.

No way, said President Obama:“If you are lowering the rates the way you described, Governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class.”

Romney insisted he could make the numbers add up, but he wouldn’t say how.“I’m going to work together with Congress” to figure out “what are the various ways we could bring down deductions,” he asserted.?????????
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39262 Oct 16, 2012
Specificity is for incumbents. George Stephanopoulos made the same point to Christie on This Week:“Gov. Romney has not been willing to lay out which deductions are going to go away for the wealthy.” Christie replied:“Well, listen, the president of the United States has an obligation after four years as being president to be the one who is the most specific.”????????

Specificity is presumptuous. On Sept. 16, David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network asked Ryan:“Is there a reason you guys aren’t naming specific tax loopholes?” Ryan humbly explained his reticence:“We don’t want to presume to say,‘Here’s exactly our way or the highway. Take it or leave it, Congress.’”???????

Vagueness is standard practice. On Sept. 16, CNN’s Candy Crowley asked whether Romney “needs to come out and say specifically,‘Here is what I would do to reform the tax code. Here are the loopholes I would close.’” Romney’s surrogate, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, responded that Romney was “running a perfectly fine campaign. This is the level of specificity that American candidates usually give in a campaign.”????????

OBAMA 2012 !!!!!!!!!!
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39263 Oct 16, 2012
Pressed to explain Mitt Romney’s tax plan, Paul Ryan ducks

Fox News’ Chris Wallace pressed GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Sunday morning to try to explain how Mitt Romney’s tax plan would add up. The conundrum is that Romney is proposing to lower all individual rates by 20 percent by targeting deductions for high-income earners, without putting the burden on the middle class or adding to the deficit—a plan the Tax Policy Center has shown to be “mathematically impossible.”

Wallace tried to get Ryan to explain how the tax plan achieved all of these goals and pointed out that the plan was “not revenue neutral unless you take away the deductions,” but the Wisconsin Republican deflected the question:

YES folks! FOX did the interview!!!!!!
How much bias can you get ?

TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39265 Oct 16, 2012
Romneys tax plan:

TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39266 Oct 16, 2012
Romney's new and improved campaign slogan

I believe in 53% of America


TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39267 Oct 16, 2012
Gingrich Concedes Romney Wasn’t Honest About His Tax Plan During Debate

Even the Republican party has trouble with Romney's fuzzy math ??????????


OBAMA 2012 !!!!!!
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39268 Oct 16, 2012
Of course, while Romney’s spin regarding his plan has changed, the plan itself has not. Independent experts have concluded that, even if Romney eliminated every tax deduction, it still wouldn’t counterbalance his massive tax cuts for the wealthy.

His tax plan was one of 27 issues where Romney was less than honest during the debate. Romney’s campaign also conceded he misstated the truth on green jobs.


Folks, you cant make this shit up!!

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39269 Oct 16, 2012
Obama calls this success? How many bankruptcy's, lost jobs, billions of taxpayer dollars lost and how many trillions of dollars have been added to our national debt, as of today, I've lost count?

Electric Car Battery Maker A123 Systems Files Bankruptcy

A123 Systems Inc.(AONE), the electric car battery maker that received a $249 million federal grant, filed for bankruptcy protection and said it would sell its assets to Johnson Controls Inc.

The filing may fuel a debate over government financing of alternative-energy and transportation businesses. Federal grants and loans to companies including A123, Fisker Automotive Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc.(TSLA) have drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans following the September 2011 bankruptcy filing of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC two years after it received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department.

The filing may fuel a debate over government financing of alternative-energy and transportation businesses. Federal grants and loans to companies including A123, Fisker Automotive Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc.(TSLA) have drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans following the September 2011 bankruptcy filing of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC two years after it received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department.

“This action is expected to allow the company to provide for an orderly sale of the automotive business assets and all other assets and business units,” A123 said in a press release. Johnson Controls plans to acquire A123’s automotive business assets in a deal valued at $125 million and will provide financing of $72.5 million to support A123’s continued operations, according to the release. A deal to sell a majority stake to a Chinese company fell through, A123 said.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39270 Oct 16, 2012
TaxMeMore Plan wrote:
Of course, while Romney’s spin regarding his plan has changed, the plan itself has not. Independent experts have concluded that, even if Romney eliminated every tax deduction, it still wouldn’t counterbalance his massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
His tax plan was one of 27 issues where Romney was less than honest during the debate. Romney’s campaign also conceded he misstated the truth on green jobs.
LQQK HERE: politics/2012/10/07/97301/ging rich-concedes-romney-misled-ab out-his-tax-plan-during-debate s/?mobile=nc
Folks, you cant make this shit up!!

You have no problem making this shit up do you? LMAO at the "dude" who cannot think for himself.
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39271 Oct 16, 2012
Mitt Romney says
"The way jobs are:
created, the way you strengthen the middle class, is by growing the private sector. And what government can do is give them a predicable, reasonable, affordable tax code, give them regulations that are reasonable and easy to understand, and let the private sector go out and create businesses. That gets people jobs, that gets people raises, that's how you get the economy growing again. And by the way, that's how you generate the revenue that government is going to need to pay for the things government should be doing, and to lower this debt."

Bottom line: The reason why Romney hasn't identified any deductions to eliminate is because they probably don't exist — and they've never really mattered to the plan anyway.

"My No. 1 principle is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. I want to underline that: No tax cut that adds to the deficit."

This interesting emphasis suggests that maybe Romney isn't really that attached to his tax plan, and would be willing give up on the full 20 percent income tax cuts rather than add to the deficit.

"What I've said is that there is ... I won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. That's part one. So there's no economist that can say Mitt Romney's tax plan adds $5 trillion if I say I will not add to the deficit with my plan."

The circularity of this argument is mindboggling. Basically, Romney is saying "My plan works because I say so."

Read more:

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TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39272 Oct 16, 2012
Romney's tax plan
Seen here EXCLUSIVELY !!!!!!!
The secret is out folks!!!!!!!!


TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39276 Oct 16, 2012
•Keep noting that the economy is improving and Romney can't explain how his tax cuts for the rich would make it improve faster. Nor will he say what he would replace Obamacare or Dodd-Frank with after he repeals them.

•To solve our problems, we need to work together but Romney is hugely divisive on Arizona's anti-immigrant law, self-deportation of illegals, marriage equality, and making the middle class pay for a tax cut for the rich.
•Romney wants to be a reverse Robin Hood by cutting taxes for the rich and benefits like Medicare and Medicaid for the middle class. Harp on his view that 47% of Americans are moochers.
•Romney sees America as a corporation and sees corporations as people. He wants to deregulate corporations even more, despite deregulation having caused the economic mess.
•On foreign policy, he is rash and doesn't think. Upon arriving in Britain, he instantly insulted the whole country. In Israel, he praised its universal health insurance without realizing he was doing so. Concerning Libya, he made inflammatory statements before he knew the facts.

OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!
TaxMeMore Plan

West Mifflin, PA

#39277 Oct 16, 2012
I believe an abortion should be safe and legal in this country - Mitt Romney 1998

I believe in a woman's right to chose- Mitt Romney

If a women is not 18 years of age she must get a parents consent to have an abortion-Mitt Romney 2008

I dont believe in abortion - Mitt Romney 2012

I will overturn Roe Vs Wade- Mitt Romney 2012

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