Skip to comments.Fun Facts About Mitt From The McCain Opposition Research Book- Fees For Veterans, Not Sex Offenders
Posted on 04/23/2012 10:41:19 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
I dont think Buzzfeeds scoop of the McCain research book on Romney got enough attention, so Ill be pulling out some highlights every now and then to remind Republicans what they are buying with Mitt.
One of Team Romneys biggest claims is he never raised taxes. Its true he never raised income, sales or gas taxes but he raised an awful lot of fees. Over a quarter of a billion dollars worth in 2004 alone.
Of course he also vetoed at least one fee. Its all about priorities.
Consider this from the McCain research book (pg. 56).
Gov. MittRomney is vehemently opposed to raising taxes. Yet new fees proposed in his budget would hit a broad spectrumof people The changes include increasing user fees for long-term care at the Chelsea Soldiers Home.And now compare it with this (pg. 58).
(Jennifer Fenn, Romney Budget Raises Fees, Which Democrats Say Are Taxes In Disguise, Lowell Sun , 2/28/03)
In 2003, Romney Vetoed Annual Registration Fee For Sexual Offenders And Up To $750,000 To Cut DownOn Backlog Of Sex Offenders Not Classified By State
Romney Vetoed New $75 Annual Fee For Sex Offender Registration His Veto Was Overturned By TheHouse.
Beacon Hill lawmakers overturned Gov. Mitt Romneys veto of $23 million in additional state aid to citiesand towns House lawmakers also overturned Romneys veto of a new $75 annual fee for sex offenders whenthey renew their listing on the states sex offender registry. Romney vetoed the fee, saying it would discouragesex offenders from renewing their registration.
(Steve LeBlanc, Legislature Restores State Aid To Local Communities, SexOffender Fee, The Associated Press, 7/8/03)
So Romney was worried about sex offenders not renewing their registration? Well, then he must have wanted to hunt down unregistered offenders, right? (pg. 58)
Another section of the budget, also vetoed by Romney,would use up to $750,000 collected from the new [sex offender] fees to cut down on the current backlog of sexoffenders yet to be classified by the state. The House overturned that veto too.
The more you know about Mitt the less there is to like.
Update: I changed the original headline, (Fun Facts About Mitt From The McCain Opposition Research Book- Choosing Sex Offenders Over Veterans) because it clearly wasnt an either or choice for then Governor Romney. Still to govern is to chose and I think its fair to look at who he raised fees on and who he didnt.
obama got impatient and violated the progressives' oath to go slowly. He shoved it down our throats and naturally, we woke up and have been fighting back.
The rinos are the old style progressives. They are following the playbook, feeding us communism/socialism spoonful by spoonful, acting like the opposition to the progressives, but all the while walking for the edge of the cliff.
Romney will get us back on the progressives' slow walking game plan and fix some of the economic damage obama has done to their cause.
Then, he'll turn a much better financed and ever more intrusive BIG government over to the demonrats when Romney gets voted out.
No wonder Soros likes him so much.
"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism,
but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism,
until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."
For THE list.
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