Skip to comments.Romney, In Shift, Says Obama Has Not Raised Taxes [Romney Acting Like McCain?]
Posted on 09/25/2012 10:40:00 PM PDT by Steelfish
Romney, In Shift, Says Obama Has Not Raised Taxes
By Seema Mehta
September 25 VANDALIA, Ohio Mitt Romney said Tuesday that President Obama did not raise taxes during his first term, contradicting a constant attack he has leveled on Obama that his healthcare plan was a tax increase.
I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years hes said hes going to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes. And is there anyone who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy? No! Romney told thousands gathered at a chilly tarmac rally. His plan is to continue what hes done before. The status quo has not worked. We cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama. Were not going to have four more years of Barack Obama.
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WTF? So now he says obama has not raised taxes, and we don’t need for more years.........so the masses take that as: I’ll raise taxes.
WTH? Is wrong with Romney?
Since the ObamaCare taxes haven't hit yet, and hit in the 2nd term if Obama gets one, isn't it arguable the taxes haven't been raised in the first four years?
Romney doesn't have to have changed positions or even be inconsistent to say both things.
My God! Did you read the statement quoted? Not even the Obama campaign can parse that as Romney pledging to raise taxes!
But we see how the MSM spins this.
But we see how the MSM spins this.
He is technically correct...the taxes won’t be in affect until January, ‘13.
No people, the polls are NOT skewed ... we just have a blithering idiot for a nominee.
I don’t trust the slimes to report anything accurately.
I believe your are 100% correct made worse by a pathetic campaign strategy.
I hope this is not true
I give up. Which way to the nearest re-education camp?
We’re less than a hundred days from massive scheduled tax hikes.
It is not rational.
I said how the masses will receive it.
If Romney is saying obama did not raise taxes, then it will appear that Romney is saying he is going to. obama has said over and over that Romney doesn’t care about the middle class.
There is nothing rational about the people who are supporting obama.
Vacant space for rent or sale
Willard isnt using it...
Does he even really want to win? I’m getting to where I doubt it.
Obama was barely in office 2 weeks before he signed the SCHIP bill into law and raised taxes on tobacco.
Romney needs to stop being such a PUSSY!
Why is everyone having a fit, Obama is going to raise taxes, Romney won't.
The governor has repeatedly pointed out that President Obama has raised taxes, in addition to increasing federal spending," said advisor Kevin Madden. "The governor was specifically referring to President Obama's promise to raise income taxes in a second term, which would also impact small businesses."
“...contradicting a constant attack he has leveled on Obama that his healthcare plan was a tax increase.”
There’s no contradiction - Obamacare introduces new taxes and increases others, but not until 2013, which was by design. The dems wanted to postpone the pain until after the election.
So Romney is correct but the media will spin it as usual to help the messiah.
“No people, the polls are NOT skewed ... we just have a blithering idiot for a nominee.”
Since you’re so smart, maybe you can fill us in on which taxes have gone up.
Romney is 100% right - Obamacare contains a lot of taxes, but they won’t go into effect until 2013 - by design - so the pain won’t come until after the election.
Yes Obama has wanted to raise taxes all along, but the republicans in congress have done him a favor by stopping him. So now he can claims that he hasn’t raised taxes.
Had you bothered to read what Mittens said:
"And is there anyone who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy? No! Romney told thousands gathered at a chilly tarmac rally."
For the sake of argument -- and thereby leaving aside the emphatic "NO!" -- how could one possibly read into that statement that Romney is going to raise taxes?
Those aren't Obama tax increases; they're the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. For the life of me, I don't remember why Bush, with a GOP controlled House AND Senate, put expiration dates on those tax cuts. There must have been a reason, but I'm getting old and memory fades....
However, Obama is *not* increasing income taxes next year. Those are GWB expirations. But when the ObamaCare tax increases take effect in 2014, the Muslim-in-Chief will have full ownership of those.
I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years hes said hes going to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes. And is there anyone who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy? No!
Romney said Obama is going to raise taxes in his next four years. Romeny also said that is not the way to grow the economy. Re read the quote again.
If memory serves, it’s because the Bush tax cuts were passed under budget reconciliation rules, which require time limits. The reason for using reconciliation was that Republicans had nowhere near 60 votes, and reconciliation requires only a simple majority.v
The GOP statist elites decided it was Romney’s turn just like they decided it was Bob dole’s in ‘96 and McCain’s ‘08.
He doesn’t act like he wants to fight for the job, just like McCain AND Dole didn’t fight hard either. And Lord, do we need a fighter right now.
MSM spins it, as usual.
No, I quit reading at LA Times.
First of all, he’s talking about raising income taxes. Now, because some schmo at the LA Times says, oh gotcha, you’ve changed your tune about raising taxes, people on this thread run for the fields. People are not as ignorant as you think that are and plainly people know Obama didn’t raise income taxes - they see their checks. What he’s telling you, me and the crowd, is the one EVIL thing he didn’t do in his first four years - but plans to do if he gets another term - is to raise income taxes.
Either the people on this thread are incredibly young and have never seen the media sycophants spin every statement a Republican utters, or you’re a bunch of trolls. Either way, calm down. The adults are taking over again. The media is losing it’s clout to the point of being a close second to lawyers. Worry about getting your Republican and conservative friends to the polls. Throw a voting happy hour, do something other than stare at the screen for every possible twist the media will try to perform.
What is so funny?
You stoopit FK!
You make the case for what the guy hasn’t dunn, which is suppose to be good, and then say “No Mas???!!!
If Romney meant Income Tax he would have said Income Tax. If he refers to ObamaCare as a tax then he would have to admit he raised taxes in Ma. with his RomneyCare.
Why should Romney not raise taxes?
He should raise taxes and start raising them immediately upon entering office on the 47% that pay NO taxes.
I pay my “fair share” and these free loaders and moochers need to start paying theirs
What about the White Folk Tax aka tax on indoor tanning?
He was referring to Federal Taxes which everyone knows.
There must have been a reason,
“Those aren’t Obama tax increases; they’re the expiration of the Bush tax cuts”
What are you, a politician? Expiration of tax cuts are a tax hike. If Obama lets that happen or most likely tries with all his mihht to make it happen he raised taxes.
Romney was likely talking about the income tax rates anyway.
Yup. Mountains, Molehills, Here we go again.
Once again, there is nothing rational about obama supporters.
I will give you an example, I talked to a guy who believes obama saved his daughter’s life (2011). He firmly believes that his daughter would be dead if the obamacare had not passed.
I tried to explain to him that the bill hadn’t taken effect, he said I was lying and would have been happy to see his daughter die. The girl was 22 at the time, not in college, and she was still on his policy.
It did not matter what I said or anyone else said, he believed obama saved her.
His statement was not rational.
obama supporters are not rational beings.
With the complicity of the RAT controlled senate, he is allowing the “Bush” tax cuts to expire. That is a massive tax increase on everyone who pays taxes.
C’mon, Governor Romney, tell it like it is!
Sad to say, "they" found a way to encourage her to stay on the sidelines.
Exactly...And I know that I had an income tax increase since Obama has been sleeping in the White House...
What mystifies me is that Romney couldn't beat McCain who couldn't beat Obama...Yet many FReepers have some weird notion that Romney somehow can beat Obama...
It's a race to the bottom and we can't possibly lose...
Is Romney going to suspend his campaign next?
That would mean going to either a flat tax or consumer tax, which I don’t see happening.
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