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Can Romney be more Disconnected from Real America?

14 Sep

Middle income?  200 – 250K a year?

Think of 100 friends or just people you’ve known along the way. Lots of 250k people come to mind?

Didn’t think so.

I suppose there could be a couple in my world, but middle income,… they ain’t.

From an interview with George Stephanopoulos  

MITT ROMNEY: Well, I said that there are five different studies that point out that we can get to a balanced budget without raising taxes on middle income people. Let me tell you, George, the fundamentals of my tax policy are these. Number one, reduce tax burdens on middle-income people. So no one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Is $100,000 middle income?

MITT ROMNEY: No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less. So number one, don’t reduce– or excuse me, don’t raise taxes on middle-income people, lower them. Number two, don’t reduce the share of taxes paid by the wealthiest. The top 5% will still pay the same share of taxes they pay today. That’s principle one, principle two. Principle three is create incentives for growth, make it easier for businesses to start and to add jobs. And finally, simplify the code, make it easier for people to pay their taxes than the way they have to now.

Here is where Mitt’s idea of middle America resides ———-

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Economy, Education, Politics

 

3 responses to “Can Romney be more Disconnected from Real America?

  1. Colleen Barry

    September 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Couldn’t disagree more. People should think more of themselves. Let’s see Romney has been a good man, husband and father-What most people would say life is truly all about. As a future president he has a stellar business and community background at solving problems and being there for others. Sounds like some people are discriminating against Romney because he earned money. Wow, our country sure has gone backwards when being a good neighbor, father, husband and success in business means people don’t get you.
    Sounds like those people need to look in the mirror, think more of themselves and go for being a good man, husband, father and neighbor. The idea of doing a great job at the things I just mentioned and people not connecting to you sounds like some people, not Romney haven’t acknowledged their own abilities and greatness. I KNOW OUR COUNTRY IS BETTER THEN THAT

     
  2. toph

    September 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Being a good father/husband/businessman has little to do with relating to people in this case. It is all but impossible for someone who considers $30,000 pocket change to related to someone for whom that is a year or mores income.

     
  3. h2dog

    September 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    “Wow, our country sure has gone backwards when being a good neighbor, father, husband and success in business means people don’t get you.”

    Good husband?,– I’ll give him that. Good father?,– I’ll give him that too
    Good neighbor?,– easy enough to get that description when you can wall yourself off,– question mark on that one.
    Success in business?,– if you call success being able to buy up companies that are in trouble, load them up with debt while at the same time giving yourselves huge bonuses from the money secured from borrowing that debt,— taking pensions from the workers and cutting the salaries and benefits of those workers,—- then when the company fails, liquidating that company while taking another profit from that, and then those jobs end up overseas because you took your huge profits instead of trying to save the company and those jobs, —— well then yes, Romney was successful.
    But people such as yourself don’t seem to be able to see the human cost in what Mitt Romney practices in his type of business.. For every example of him having been a “good neighbor”, there are a thousand examples of his wrecking an American worker’s life.

    Southern plantation owners were by all accounts “successful businessmen”. They made plenty of money. They were likely also good fathers, husbands, and neighbors.
    Personally, I don’t like the methods they used to accomplish that success.

     

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