After watching the latest news today I am very concerned about the possible devastation that may be headed for the Tampa community in the coming week. I am also worried about the hurricane.
My friend Joe K.
For someone who has made his business acumen and expertise with finance a cornerstone of his presidential run, that Mr. Romney’s signature campaign proposal doesn’t add up may be the most telling fact voters need to know about him.
Romney’s 2011 return shows a deduction of $1.55 million for state income and property taxes (we know how many properties he owns). This is on taxable income of $15 million, which equates to 10.3% right there. That could potentially leave 1.7%, or only $255,000, left to make it to his claim that he’s “paid at least 13%.” Notice he never says what kind of taxes, but he certainly wants you to think he’s talking about federal income taxes. I am convinced that there is a significance in him never saying “federal income taxes,” which along with his irrational secrecy, means what everyone thinks: that he is paying barely any federal income taxes at all. Both he and his wife say they are not going to release any more tax returns because it will only be used against them. Duh.
Actually Paul Ryan and my plan for Medicare I think is the same—if not identical it’s probably close to identical.
Mittens Romney, taking his sixth or seventh position in a few days on his Medicare plans (I use the word “plans” loosely)
Governor Romney’s comments tonight seemed unhinged and particularly strange coming at a time when he’s pouring tens of millions of dollars into negative ads that are demonstrably false.
Obama campaign spokesman Ben Labolt, referring to Romney accusing President Obama of “smashing the country apart” and ranting that he should “take his hate back to Chicago.”
Seriously, someone this thin skinned and imperious is unqualified to be county commissioner, let alone President of the United States.
In order to apply for the job with Romney, Paul Ryan submitted “several years” of tax returns for the vetting process. But in order for the American voter to have the same opportunity, he’s only going to release two years of tax returns. Recall that Romney submitted 23 years of returns to the McCain campaign in 2008 for his own V.P. application, and is barely releasing two to the public in 2012.
The good news is that this ticket now has a vision. The bad news is that vision is basically just a chart of numbers used to justify policies that are extremely unpopular.
One of 36 GOP strategists interviewed for a Politico piece on the general fail of a decision to choose Ryan as Romney’s VP.
In other words, he peddled baloney.
That’s actually good experience for the Romney team.