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  • Romney says he never paid less than 13% in taxes

    08/16/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Marketwatch– Robert Schroeder ^ | August 16, 2012, 1:41 PM
    Mitt Romney on Thursday said he never paid less than 13% of his income in taxes over the past decade, rebutting critics who charge that he has paid nothing.“I did go back and look at my taxes, and, over the past 10 years, I never paid less than 13%,” Romney said, according to NBC News. He later added: “Every year, I paid at least 13%, and if you add in, in addition, the amount that goes to charity, the number gets well above 20%.”Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has accused Romney, a wealthy businessman, of paying no taxes in certain...
  • VANITY: Easy things Romney can do to survive first year: Part 4 - Agency Consolidation

    08/16/2012 10:57:30 AM PDT · by WileyC · 7 replies
    WileyC
    An old joke goes: Everyone can make a party better: some do it when they arrive, and others do it when they leave. The same could be said for any number of government agencies. The federal government is an unholy (and expensive) mish-mash of organizations, all of whom can arbitrarily change the way we work, we invest, and we live... with almost no oversight. It's political inexpedient to eliminate them and what Romney needs is some quick fixes that help both in the short and long term so he can build the capital he needs to implement more extensive reforms....
  • Ryan Rally: Romney beating Obama in new swing states poll

    08/16/2012 10:47:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | August 15, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    Mittt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee has propelled him into the lead in a poll of 12 key swing states. In July, the PurplePoll (of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin) had Obama/Biden beating Romney/Ryan 47 percent to 45 percent. Today, PurplePoll has Romney/Ryan beating Obama/Biden 47 percent to 46 percent. PurplePoll reports: The Romney-Ryan ticket is fueled by an 11-point advantage among independents. This represents an increase from July, when Romney held a 5-point margin over Obama among that key group. … Ryan is...
  • Obama and Romney campaigns sinking lower and lower (0BAMA SHILL GOES APOPLECTIC)

    08/16/2012 10:03:03 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Aug 16, 2012 | LYNN SWEET Twitter: @lynnsweet
    WASHINGTON — In the increasingly nasty battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, there’s no place to go but down. The latest tangles started Tuesday, when Vice President Joe Biden at a rally in southern Virginia jumped off his script to make a point about Romney’s Wall Street proposals. Biden said, “Romney . . . in the first hundred days, he is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street. They are going to put y’all back in chains.” I don’t have a clue why Biden, from Delaware, decided to use a Southern...
  • “Romney is hiding Bain abortion profits in his tax returns,” says Tampa foe

    08/16/2012 8:56:18 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Equal Protection for Posterity | August 16, 2012
    Equal Protection for PosterityBaldwin: “Disclose your tax returns and everything else about Stericycle.” Bain investment “would make Herod blush” TAMPA, FL (Thursday, August 16, 2012) – Republican spokesmen for a rising “DUMP ROMNEY” rebellion today charged that Mitt Romney is “hiding Bain abortion profits in his tax returns” from investments that “would make Herod blush.”     Steve Baldwin, former Republican Whip of the California State Assembly, said recent journalism about the actual date of Romney’s departure from Bain Capital “has almost certainly revealed the real reason Romney refuses to release any more than two years of personal IRS data:  Bain’s craven...
  • 5 Important Numbers on Obama

    08/16/2012 7:43:46 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-13 | Justin Sykes
    Following Governor Romney's announcement that Rep. Paul Ryan would be his running mate, President Obama has been on the offensive, attacking Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan on healthcare. The Obama White House has gone so far as to outline 5 Important Numbers on Health Reform on its website. The 5 numbers referenced by President Obama are misleading and ignore the 5 numbers which truly characterize the Obama Administration: $500 Billion in Tax Increases The impending tax hikes in December are a $500 billion tax hike in 2013 alone. $62 Billion in New Regulations $46 Billion in new regulations since President...
  • Look Who the Press Is Blaming for the Ugly Campaign

    08/16/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/15/2012 | IBD Staff
    Media Bias: What a surprise. Mitt Romney finally throws a counterpunch to a series of outrageous Obama campaign lies, and the press accuses Romney of going negative. The media's pro-Obama bias is a wonder to behold. For months, the Obama campaign has offered the public nothing but lies and distortions about Romney's record and his position on the issues. [snip] So on Tuesday, Romney forcefully hit back at Obama for "wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency . .. President Obama knows better, promised better and America deserves better."
  • Franklin & Marshall College Poll

    08/16/2012 6:21:26 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 35 replies
    Franklin and Marshall College ^ | 16 Aug 2012 | Yost, Madonna, Knittle, Huebner
    The August 2012 Franklin & Marshall College Poll finds increasing voter interest in the presidential election. President Barack Obama continues to lead his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, although his advantage is smaller than in June.
  • John Fanning: Disdain for success

    08/16/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 12 replies
    Summit Daily ^ | 8/6/12 | John Fanning
    How can there possibly be so many people today who have disdain for those who have made money, lots of it, by taking risks with their own money? Not your money, but theirs! Our countrymen used to admire self made risk taking people. But since Obama's regime assumed power, it seems we should only laud those like him whose only contribution to Capitalism has been the cost of a clipboard to organize community demonstrations. It seems some people are more interested in how Governor Romney spends the money he earned than how Obama spends the money we earn and he...
  • Atheists Post Billboards in NC Attacking Presidential Candidates' Religious Views

    08/15/2012 7:42:05 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 25 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 14, 2012 | Michael Gryboski
    An atheist organization has posted two billboards in the North Carolina city where the Democratic National Convention will meet that attacks the religious beliefs of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. American Atheists, a New Jersey-based organization, posted the two billboards in Charlotte with the intention of them being up during the Convention, which begins in September. David Silverman, president of American Atheists, Inc., told The Christian Post that the billboards' main purpose was to point out "the silliness of religion" influencing politics. "Many politicians are religious, but when their only justification for a position is religion, it...
  • Obama's flawed vision - victory by division (by Charles Krauthammer)

    05/06/2012 1:11:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 6, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    The entire Obama campaign is a slice and dice operation, pandering to one group after another, particularly those that elected Obama in 2008 - blacks, Hispanics, women, young people - and for whom the thrill is now gone. What to do? Try fear. Create division, stir resentment, by whatever means necessary - bogus court challenges, dead-end Senate bills and a forest of straw men. Despite a temporary setback - Hilary Rosen's hastily surrendered war on moms - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will resume the battle with a Paycheck Fairness Act that practically encourages frivolous lawsuits and has zero chance...
  • Catholic Vote Endorses Romney/Ryan (plan $3 million effort in swing states)

    08/15/2012 4:55:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Catholic Vote (CV) ^ | August 15, 2012 | Brian Burch
    Dear Friend of CV, Mitt Romney made his choice. Today we are making ours. CatholicVote.org is proud to announce that we are enthusiastically endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential race! Donate now to help Catholics elect Romney-Ryan in 2012! The decision to endorse Romney for President was made after Governor Romney announced Saturday that he had selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Congressman Ryan is a superb choice. He is a committed Catholic and a candidate willing to engage in the much-needed debate about the role of government in our society - including...
  • Obama: "Five Trillion Dollars Is A Lot Of Money, Even In Washington"

    08/15/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 17 replies
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS ^ | 8/15/2012 | OBAMA VIDEO
    VIDEO!!!! President Obama says a proposed tax cut by Mitt Romney will cost the federal government five trillion dollars. "Five trillion dollars is a lot of money, even for Washington," he said. Obama was speaking at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • President Obama Ignores Family Research Council Shooting

    08/15/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/15/2012 | PJ Tatler
    ...Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reacted quickly, long before most cable news networks even reported the crime, releasing a statement condemning the act. The Human Rights Council, which just a day ago labeled the FRC a “hate group” for its traditional values, even tweeted that its hearts went out to the FRC. But a look at President Obama’s twitter timeline shows no reaction to the attack at all.
  • Freep a Poll! (Foxnews. Ryan pick a game changer for Presidential race?)

    08/15/2012 2:43:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8-15-12 | Fox News
    Is Mitt Romney's VP pick a game changer in the presidential campaign? Yes No
  • Paul Ryan Propels The Romney Ticket To Leads In Crucial Virginia And Ohio

    08/15/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 15, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Although the most recent Gallup poll didn't find any "immediate bump" nationally from the addition of Paul Ryan to Mitt Romney's presidential ticket, a new Purple Strategies survey finds that Ryan helped contribute to a decent upward swing in two crucial battleground states over the past month. The Romney-Ryan ticket now leads President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the key swing states of Virginia and Ohio, which each saw 5-point swings in the last month. Romney-Ryan lead 46 to 44 percent in Ohio and 48 to 45 percent in Virginia. Combined, the two states account for 31...
  • Purple Poll: A small bump for Romney, but not a game change. (Romney 47 Obama 46)

    08/15/2012 12:56:09 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 12 replies
    Purple Strategies ^ | 08/15/2012 | Staff
    In the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, the GOP ticket has drawn even with the Democratic ticket. Today, Romney and Ryan lead the Obama-Biden ticket by a point (47% to 46%), an improvement from July when President Obama led Romney by 2 points, 47% to 45%.
  • VANITY: Easy things Romney can do to survive first year: Part 3 - Appointments

    08/15/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT · by WileyC · 9 replies
    WileyC
    There's quite a few people that serve at the pleasure of the president. There's no congressional oversight because they are members of the executive branch, in effect, and they are simply appointed. Others require the Advice and Consent of the Senate and become more contentious (judicial appointments are always a hot-button issue). Romney needs to walk into the Oval Office prepared to clean house. It's much better to take the political heat early than to have a viper working against you during your presidency. "W" learned this the hard way when he tried to play nice coming into office. Just...
  • Catholic professor: Mitt Romney an ‘abortion profiteer’ and ‘anti-life, pro-abortion candidate’

    08/15/2012 10:57:05 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 39 replies
    A Catholic law professor at Duquesne University accused Mitt Romney on Monday of being an “anti-life, pro-abortion candidate,” while defending President Obama’s record on life. “Romney… has endorsed Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan’s budget, which will cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of the federal plans that support poor women,” wrote Nicholas Cafardi, a professor and former dean at the Catholic university’s School of Law. “The undoubted effect: The number of abortions in the United States will increase.” A Catholic law professor accused Mitt Romney of being an “abortion profiteer” in an op-ed he wrote on Monday” In comparison, Cafardi...
  • At Last Standing Up To Those Who Do Mudslinging

    08/15/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | August 15, 2012 | annem040359
    Could we be REALLY SEEING a much stronger Mitt Romney emerge to take on the mudslinging that is coming from the President Barack Hussein Obama re-election team? Yesterday GOP/Republican 2012 United States of America frontrunner Mitt Romney hits very strong and hard President Obama on the issue of the personal attacks that are coming from the President Obama’s White House and the Democrats. He was very much right in calling out President Obama and the attacks by making it very clear that what President Obama is doing is a sign of a very angry and desperate man. “Mr. President, take...