Skip to comments.Romney buys ads blasting Forbes tax proposal (1996)
Posted on 10/27/2011 5:39:41 PM PDT by mnehring
Plunging into the heated debate over taxes among Republican presidential contenders, former US Senate candidate Mitt Romney today is running a series of full-page newspaper ads attacking the 17 percent flat tax proposed by candidate Steve Forbes.
"The problem with the Forbes flat tax is that it isn't flat at all -- it's a zero tax on the wealthy and a 17 percent tax on working Americans," Romney said yesterday. "I'm hoping that by running these ads voters will realize the Forbes flat tax is a gimmick, a phony, and not what it pretends to be."
The ads note that Forbes' plan would tax wages at 17 percent, but would not tax income from dividends, interest and investment profits. "The Forbes tax isn't a flat tax at all -- it's a tax cut for fat cats!" the ad says.
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He’s starting to hit against Newt Gingrich because Newt said in a Town Hall meeting (that’s where I heard it) That he would be for a flat tax like Forbes introduced.
Perry attacks Mitt. Mitt attacks Perry. Cain and Newt smile and pick up a few more supporters tired of the constant bickering.
Mittens is totally worthless. I voted for Forbes in the GOP primary when he ran, can’t ever vote for mittens. He would be worse than Obama he not only would do anything to help the situation he will give conservatives and Tea Partiers in the process. The dems will claim Mittens is a conservative when he fails they will say it was a failure of conservative policies.
No Thanks Mittens, go away.
romney’s not going to be the candidate,
even if fox news is pushing him.
Meant to say he would give conservative a bad name.
And, Mittens should know; he has first-hand experience being just that.
“He would be worse than Obama “
I find that very interesting. Some folks around here hate Romney more than they hate Obama. Very intereting.
So THIS explains Forbes’ endorsement of Perry earlier this week.
Nutty, isn’t it?
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