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Does Romney's Tax Plan Accept the Premise of the Left's Class Warfare? (Rush has MR news) ^ | 4-17-12 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT by STARWISE


"Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors.

These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan.

He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich.

And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics."

That was part of it, too. He was saying we're gonna have to do some special outreach for Hispanics, special outreach for women. No, we don't. Not as conservatives. We don't have to have special policies for this group and that group or special whatever.

One of the tax ideas was to eliminate... Now, get this: Eliminate the mortgage deductibility on second homes. Now, that's populism. We're talking an amount of money that's no different than the Buffett Rule. It's a shame.

His capital gains idea is also a little curious, because it, too, is targeting "the rich," anybody making over $200,000 jointly and introduces progressivity into the tax which seems fair or what have you.

These are not the things that a Republican, much less a conservative nominee, needs to be talking about or saying. This is Rockefeller Republicanism. This is identity politics. It's the kind of stuff that the left talks about."

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To: Artcore; Purrcival

After Newt won SC, Rush announced how surprised he was that Speaker Gingrich had been so opposed to Ronald Reagan years ago.

Rush said he didn’t remember it, but there it was on tape. Rush tried to have it both ways, saying he remembered Newt as pro-Reagan, but well whatta ya know, there he is on tape speaking against Reagan.

In what was later shown to be a fraudulent representation of Gingrich’s words.

The effect of this, I’m convinced, was to send a chill over the flames of Newt’s SC victory. And this is only one example of Rush’s subtle backing of Romney that has gone on since the 2008 primaries.

51 posted on 04/18/2012 6:20:22 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: reasonisfaith
Without Rush backing him Romney wouldn’t have won as many primaries, in my opinion.

Rush didn't back Romney. In fact, while, listening to him throughout the primaries it became apparent he was not comfortable with Romney at all.

He may give support to him in the general (as many ABO's will) but he certainly did not help him win the primaries.

52 posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:59 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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Very Breitbart-ish picture. He should do this more often.

53 posted on 04/18/2012 8:01:38 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: reasonisfaith
Gingrich will be on my ballot, if I have to write him in.

Absolutely right. Perhaps we need to organize conservatives via FreeRepublic and send in a picture of a ballot with Newt's name on it, and "NO ROMNEY" stamped across it. Send it in to the RNC, Representative and Senator; letting them know that enough is enough.

At least with Obama, I know to carry lube....

54 posted on 04/18/2012 9:57:54 AM PDT by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The resistance I gather must be pretty small. Romney will be the nominee.

More effort is needed to change the “establishment” and less into focused smearing of just one person. At this point nobody cares what the truth about Romney is.

Get control of the process of choosing the nominee then it won’t matter who get’s nominated.

55 posted on 04/18/2012 11:46:52 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: arderkrag; Kickass Conservative
Splittin' hairs here, but while a 3rd party or non-vote may not technically be a vote for Obama, what it boils down to is it's one less vote Obama needs to win.

Still might not be enough of a reason to get me to vote for Romney, though.

My hope is than these "non-voters" don't just sit out the entire election, but at least vote down-ticket to strengthen the Republican majority in the House & hopefully take over the Senate, as well.

In that case, whether we are stuck with Obama (or even Mitt, for that matter), the amount of damage inflicted upon the Country by the Executive Branch could be minimized. Of course, that assumes the Republican majority comes with a spine!

56 posted on 04/18/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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I’m pretty sure that Romeneys announcement on his tax plan reflect his understanding that Obama’s class warfare program has taken some casualties and is addressing that so as to actually win an election here. I don’t believe he is motivated by the premisis but by the tea leaves and desire to actually beat Obama and not just carp about him.

57 posted on 04/18/2012 12:31:02 PM PDT by scannell
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To: mellow velo

I don’t consider it splitting hairs at all. That particular myth - that voting third party or abstaining is “voting for the other guy” is one of the most insidious ones around, right up there with “You have to cater to the middle!”

58 posted on 04/18/2012 1:12:29 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

All of it still matters to the ones of us who haven’t even had their primary yet!

I’m tired of people just acting like the whole thing is over! It’s NOT FOR ME!

59 posted on 04/18/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: arderkrag
My uncle, in the 80’s, lost the Mayoral vote in our town by 1 vote. My two sisters didn't vote because they went to a concert and thought he'd win anyway. So not voting can make a big difference.
60 posted on 04/18/2012 11:24:26 PM PDT by MacMattico
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B-b-but, didn’t you know? Rush is, “in the tank for Romney”, LMAO!
Seriously, I’ve seen that posted here a few times by noobs.

61 posted on 04/18/2012 11:30:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MacMattico
So not voting can make a big difference.

Which , while true, is only tangetially related at best to the crux of the issue. Your sister's lack of votes did not magically turn into votes for the other guy, nor did they equal votes for the other guy. Only people who directly voted for the other guy gave him the win.
62 posted on 04/19/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: STARWISE; maggief; onyx

Star we are missing you....Are you OK?

63 posted on 04/25/2012 5:49:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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