Romney’s business used tax deduction he claimed he didn’t know existed

The Presidential debates are over but that doesn’t mean what was said is now old news.  In fact, something Mitt Romney said in the first debate on October 3rd is back in the news.  In my blog after that debate I said this Romney statement that should be getting more attention: ROMNEY: “The second topic, …

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Patients Would Pay More if Romney Restores Medicare Savings, Analysts Say

New York Times August 22, 2012 By Jackie Calmes Mitt Romney’s promise to restore $716 billion that he says President Obama “robbed” from Medicare has some health care experts puzzled, and not just because his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan, included the same savings in his House budgets. The 2010 health care lawcut Medicare …

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Romney-Ryan’s promise of austerity for small businesses

With Congressman Paul Ryan on the ticket with Mitt Romney, it is clear that a Romney-Ryan administration would choose eliminating the federal deficit over creating jobs as their economic plan.  So what does this mean for small businesses if $6 trillion was cut from federal spending over the next 10 years as proposed by Mr. …

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . a Tax Penalty!

One of the big political stories yesterday was Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney correcting his top advisor, Eric Fehrnstrom, thus giving us the accurate description of how the individual mandate to purchase health insurance will be enforced.  Yesterday Mr. Romney called it a tax and on Monday of this week Mr. Fehrnstrom called it a penalty.  …

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An email on healthcare reform for the Supreme Court and public

If the GOP conservatives were distraught over the last few days because Mitt Romney selected Michael Leavitt (a supporter of parts of Obamacare) to head his transition team should he win in November, then they will be in full buyer’s remorse after reading today’s story in the Wall Street Journal. Calling for the full repeal …

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Look who pays less in taxes than Buffett and Romney

The Hill’s Congress Blog By Scott Klinger, tax policy director, Business for Shared Prosperity 03/01/12 03:12 PM ET Corporations pay a lower effective tax rate than Warren Buffett and Mitt Romney, but you wouldn’t know it from all the complaints that our corporate tax rate puts our country at a competitive disadvantage. Last year, U.S. …

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Definition of “conservative”

Iowa’s vote Tuesday clearly showed one thing—Mitt Romney isn’t the darling of the conservative GOP base.  Part of Romney’s problem is that while he keeps claiming he is as conservative as all his Republican opponents, he doesn’t seem to understand the definition of “conservative”. Last month in an MSNBC interview, Romney defended the individual health …

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