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Month: August 2012

August 13, 2012
You Can Fool Some of the People All of the Time

Cut taxes. Raise defense spending. Balance the budget. That, in a nutshell, is the promise of Mitt Romney's 162-page, 59 point economic plan. But if that refrain sounds hauntingly familiar, it should. After all, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and the leading lights of the Republican Party have been repackaging that same formula for over […]

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August 12, 2012
Courageous Romney and Ryan Chicken Out on Tax Breaks

Introducing his new running mate on Saturday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney boasted, "We offer solutions that are bold, specific, and achievable." Number Two dutifully followed Number One, as Paul Ryan then promised voters, "We won't duck the tough issues...we will lead." Just not, it turns out, when it comes to the central premise of […]

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August 11, 2012
Romney and Ryan Both Supported Privatization of Social Security

Though not yet 24 hours old, the Republicans' Romney-Ryan ticket is already drawing fire for both men's plans for the "voucherization of Medicare." As it turns out, there's another reason Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should worry America's seniors and the millions more soon to join them. Both supported President Bush's aborted scheme to privatize […]

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August 11, 2012
98% of Republicans in Congress Voted for Ryan's Medicare Rationing Scheme

Even as Mitt Romney was introducing Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, his campaign was preparing a defense of the House Budget Chairman's draconian Medicare proposals. With good reason. After all, in April 2011 the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office forecast that Ryan's scheme to convert today's guaranteed Medicare insurance program into an underfunded […]

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August 9, 2012
Romney Declares Religious Freedom for Me, Not Thee

Mitt Romney's new ad accusing President Obama of declaring a "war on religion" with the Affordable Care Act isn't without risks for the Republican presidential nominee. Even leaving aside the over-the-top hyperbole, it turns out that Romney put similar contraception policies in place during his tenure as governor of Massachusetts. But much more dangerous for […]

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August 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan Plan IS the Ticket for Republicans

With the Romney campaign having alerted users of its mobile VP app to "turn on your push notifications," GOP vice presidential frenzy is reaching a fever pitch. But while New York Times statistician extraordinaire Nate Silver is running simulations to reveal which potential Romney running mate might help him most, conservative Republicans are increasingly pushing […]

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August 7, 2012
Romney Throws Wife and Father under the Bus

By most accounts, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a devoted father, dedicated family man and committed church leader. But as his record sadly shows, Romney's family values often take a back seat to his presidential ambitions. Just last week, he cast aside his father George Romney, the man whose rags-to-riches success story Mitt uses […]

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August 6, 2012
Romney's Financial Ties to Iran, China Back in the News

Conservatives on Monday were predictably orgasmic in response to the Washington Post report that Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe earned $100,000 in speaking fees from a firm which did business with Tehran. As it turns out, the Republicans accusing the President of being "soft on Iran" are suffering from a bad case of premature condemnation. […]

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August 5, 2012
Romney Proposes $80 Million Tax Cut for His Family

The U.S. tax code may be difficult to grasp, but understanding the presidential candidates' plans for it doesn't have to be. President Obama wants to raise his own taxes, while Mitt Romney wants to dramatically reduce the already small slice he pays to Uncle Sam. Of course, that simplification doesn't shed light on just how […]

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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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