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Month: January 2012

January 18, 2012
Mitt Romney's Three Tax Scandals

As the imbroglio grows over his mystery IRS returns, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is confronting not one but three tax scandals. It's bad enough that Romney pays only about 15 percent of his income to Uncle Sam each year, a rate well below most middle class families. Worse still, the notorious "carried interest" exemption for […]

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January 17, 2012
Romney Contradicts Own Tax Plan, Calls for Lower 25 Percent Rate for Wealthy

Mitt Romney made twin revelations on taxes during last night's GOP debate in South Carolina. First, after previously claiming "I don't put out which tooth paste I use either," Romney suggested he might release his tax returns in April after clinching the Republican nomination. (On Tuesday, Mitt pointed to the source of his cowardice, admitting […]

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January 16, 2012
Romney's Big Lie on the Economy Gets Bigger

If nothing else, Mitt Romney seems dedicated to proving that repetition of a lie will make it true. On no point is Romney's tilting against the windmill of truth more comically pathetic than his long-ago debunked claim that President Obama "did not cause this recession, but he made it worse." After a tidal wave of […]

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January 12, 2012
GOP War on the IRS Costs U.S. Billions

For any American concerned about the federal budget deficit, job one must be to collect all of the tax revenue owed to the United States Treasury. That's why supposed Republican deficit hawks simply aren't serious about the national debt. After all, a new report confirmed that steep GOP budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service […]

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January 11, 2012
Romney Recycles 2008 Attack on Hillary Clinton for Obama

His Democratic foe, Mitt Romney declared, would "drag America down to Europe's standards." His opponent represents, Romney insisted, "the old, classic, European caricature that we describe of big government, big taxation, welfare state." But those now-familiar slanders weren't directed at Barack Obama last night in New Hampshire, but against Hillary Clinton in 2007. As it […]

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January 10, 2012
The Romneys Shall Inherit Mitt's Worth

The past week has been a very good one for Mitt Romney's 17 grandchildren. On Wednesday, Romney told a New Hampshire audience he wanted to leave all of his estimated $250 million estate to his grandkids. Then on Monday, a new CBS poll showed their grandfather beating President Obama in a head-to-head matchup. And that's […]

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January 9, 2012
'Scorn and Disdain' for McCain on Iraq

A friendly piece of advice to John McCain: never use the words "Iraq" and "as I predicted" in the same sentence. After all, from his predictions of a short war in which Americans would be "greeted as liberators" and his repeated declarations of "mission accomplished" to his certainty about finding weapons of mass destruction and […]

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January 8, 2012
Romney's New Rules

In October, Mitt Romney famously advised struggling homeowners, "Don't try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom, allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up and let it turn around and come back up." But while his policy for underwater mortgage holders is […]

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January 6, 2012
GOP Candidates Vie to Give Romney the Biggest Tax Cut

That Mitt Romney's tax plan delivers a windfall for the wealthy and boosts the burden on lower income families while piling up trillions in new debt should come as no surprise. After all, that's true of every contender in the GOP presidential race. Which means that Mitt Romney, the $250 million man who already pays […]

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January 5, 2012
McCain Endorsement Cost Romney $45 Million

As their uncomfortable joint appearance Wednesday in New Hampshire made clear, 2008 GOP rivals Mitt Romney and John McCain really don't like each other. With good reason. Four years ago, Romney suggested McCain's out-of-control temper made him unfit while the Arizona Senator called the Massachusetts Governor an "a$$hole" and a "[email protected]#%ng phony" in private. But […]

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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