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Month: July 2012

July 19, 2012
The Authentic Mrs. Romney

For months, fawning press accounts with titles like "Romney Using Wife's Story to Connect with Voters", "Ann Romney Adds Personal Touch to Mitt's Campaign", "The Ann Romney Advantage" and "Ann Romney Emerging as Husband's Political Weapon" have glowingly portrayed the would-be First Lady as a woman who applies a layer of humanity and compassion to […]

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July 18, 2012
Romney: My Tax Rate is "Really Closer to 45 or 50 Percent"

As he continues to stonewall requests to release more of his tax returns, Mitt Romney is quickly turning the 2012 presidential campaign into a game of "Hide and Seek." Americans are left to speculate what dark secrets or advantages unattainable for most people lurk in those papers. Did Romney pay any taxes at all in […]

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July 17, 2012
Romney Insists GOP Not "the Party of the Rich"

At a $1.7 million fundraiser in Jackson, Mississippi, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney declared that the GOP is not "the party of the rich," insisting instead that "we're the party of people who want to get rich." Sadly for Romney, there are two small problems with his assessment. For starters, Mitt's proposals (like those from […]

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July 16, 2012
When Mitt Swift-Boated Jane

If nothing else, the growing imbroglio over Mitt Romney's Bain Capital connections past, present and retroactive is rich in irony. After all, while most attention is focused on whether Romney was literally at the helm of the post-1999 Bain that reaped millions in fees and dividends from firms that successfully outsourced U.S. jobs or failed […]

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July 16, 2012
The Republicans' Killer Lies on Health Care

This week, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted for the 33rd time in 18 months to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But even if that act of political theater is over for now, Republicans will keep repeating their favorite parts of the right-wing script well past Election Day in November. That their tried and untrue […]

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July 15, 2012
Taxpayers and Patriots

Four years ago, then vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was pilloried by Republican politicians and their media water carriers (for example, here and here) for telling wealthier Americans "it's time to be patriotic" by paying the slightly higher tax rates of the Clinton boom years. But with the renewed debate over ending the Bush tax […]

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July 14, 2012
Whorehouse Morals and Business Ethics

In May, Mitt Romney suggested a new eligibility test in the U.S. Constitution requiring that the President first "spend at least three years working in business." It was bad enough that America's would-be second Harvard MBA President forgot the disastrous record of the first. Now, Mitt has chosen the worst possible week to announce that […]

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July 12, 2012
Why Romney Flip-Flopped on Bain Departure Date

Thursday's revelations in the Boston Globe that Mitt Romney did not in fact leave Bain Capital in February 1999 have put the GOP standard bearer in hot water. At best, the contention if true would mean Romney lied to the American people to avoid paternity for job-killing deals that nevertheless lined his own pockets. At […]

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July 11, 2012
GOP Recycles Debunked Talking Points on Taxes from 1993

The GOP response to the President's call for higher tax rates on upper income Americans came fast and furious. His proposal, Republicans warned, was "class warfare" and a "job killer" which will "kill the current recovery and put us back in a recession" and still "not give you deficit reduction." As it turns out, the […]

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July 10, 2012
You Know Mitt Romney Is Out of Touch When...

For months, Mitt Romney like John McCain before him has tried to compare President Obama to Marie Antoinette, an Ivy League educated elitist who is out of touch with the American people. Of course, that task is a daunting one for the $250 million man who insists his personal finances remain a mystery to voters. […]

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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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