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Month: June 2012

June 9, 2012
Introducing the Romney-McConnell Jobs Plan

In the wake of the disappointing May jobs report, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney comically charged that Barack Obama "hasn't put forth a plan to get us working again." Comically, that is, because the same Senate Republicans who gave the February 2009 stimulus bill only three votes filibustered President Obama's proposed $447 billion American Jobs […]

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June 7, 2012
CBO Director Demolishes GOP's Stimulus Myth

For months, Mitt Romney and his Republican allies have been falsely claiming that President Obama "made the economy worse." This week, Romney preposterously declared Obama "knowingly slowed down our recovery." And today in Missouri, the Republican nominee doubled-down, charging that the President "slowed the recovery and harmed our economy," a result Romney insisted constituted "a […]

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June 6, 2012
Total Recall

If nothing else, Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin showcased the triumph of deep pockets and short memories. But while Republicans tried to downplay their side's 8-to-1 cash advantage, they and their right-wing water carriers loudly denounced the recall effort itself. They weren't alone. While 60 percent of Badger State voters said recall elections are only […]

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June 5, 2012
Romney Campaign's Test for Mormon Coverage Isn't Kosher

Mitt Romney's religion is back in the news this week thanks to a flood of articles saying it shouldn't be. While the Los Angeles Times reports "Obama and Romney shun confrontation on religion," Richard Cohen of the Washington Post declared "Mitt Romney's faith is his business." Two weeks before Cohen's colleague Jason Horowitz asked "Is […]

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June 4, 2012
Studies, Media Ignore Romney's Tax Cut Windfall for His Family

On Monday, the Associated Press gave Mitt Romney great headline. Summing up recent analyses comparing how President Obama and his challenger would fare under their own tax plans, the AP reported "Obama win could cost Romney $5M in personal taxes." Rather than declaring "Romney would cut his own tax bill in half," the AP instead […]

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June 2, 2012
Mitt Romney's Tax Fraud

Imagine that you are completing your federal tax return. After looking up the tax rate for your income level, you decide you will pay 20 percent less to Uncle Sam. But along with your underpayment, you include a handwritten note to the IRS letting the government know that you promise to make up the difference […]

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

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