Romney loved Obama's deficit reduction plan...

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    ...when he was Governor of Massachusetts.

    Cut some spending and raise revenues was the order of the day under Governor Romney.



    From Factcheck.org:

    While we're at it, Romney again claimed that he didn’t raise taxes when governor of Massachusetts and that he faced a $3 billion budget shortfall. We have twice pointed out that Romney in fact increased fees by around $500 million during his four years as governor (a figure that includes both fee increases and “closing loopholes” in the corporate tax structure). Romney’s cuts in local aid also led indirectly to local tax increases (mainly in the form of property tax increases). Similarly, Romney’s claim to have closed a $3 billion budget gap is exaggerated. In fact, the gap was closer to $1.2 billion.

     
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    Sure would love to know why Romney has not gotten one single question about his pro-global warming stance, in any of the debates.

    Am I bordering on a conspiracy theory here, or are the powers-that-be making certain that conservatives don't have another reason not to support Mitt?

    If he is the Republican candidate, it sure would take some of ths sting out of ObamaCare for the Dems....
     
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    State fees are not the same thing as targetted tax increases on certain members of society.

    Apples and Oranges.

    And as I said in the other thread. Even if you are accurate, it doesnt mean people are going to vote for Perry. If you want us to vote for Perry, give us a reason to vote for him. Not a reason to not vote for Romney.
     
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    He is not pro-global warming stance, he has the same stance that Bush had, he thinks that there could be some link between human activity but the jury is still out on it and he certainly would not punish American business as it's a global problem not just an American problem.
     
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    Thank You, no kiddin, these guys jumped on the Perry band wagon and refuse to get off, Perry has not even submitted a job's plan or his plan on reforming SSI, he's a one liner politician, life long government employee, inherited a great state with good government in place and now is riding the ride. It's over for Perry, he has lost all three debates, he could never stand up to the pounding he would get should he be lucky enough to win the nomination, the dems would crucify him. He has little to no private sector business experience, no foriegn policy experience, he's a good guy, but he CAN'T beat Obama.

    Running for POTUS was an after thought to him, and it is showing BIG time. I wonder who the fools were that talked him into it. Perry needs to go back and be governor of Texas and quit with the national level polictics, he CAN'T and WON'T win.
     
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    I can give you several reasons why I support Romney.

    1. Polls show Romney beating Obama on a one to one match-up handily. The other GOP candidates lose to Obama-- including Perry.

    2. Romney has been in the private sector for most of his life, except for the 4 years he was governor of Ma.

    3. Romney has created thousands of American jobs, he has DONE it.

    4. Romney actually has a written plan on job creation and what he would do that took me 4 hours just to scan.

    5. Romney is the only candidate that would go back to a Reagan era stance on trade- it's in the jobs plan, where he agrees with free trade but it has got to be fair trade. Reagan created 20 million new jobs in this country, and he is following Reagan's lead on this issue.

    6. Romney has a dual degree from Harvard in Law and an MBA in BUSINESS.

    7. Romney supports, cut, cap and balance. Ryan's plan.

    8. Romney will issue a mandate on day one that all states can refuse to comply with Obama care and should we win enough senate seats HE WILL REPEAL IT on day one. He will also repeal DODD/FRANK and all other regulations that hamper the growth in the private sector.

    9. Romney is AGAINST in- state tuition for ILLEGAL immigrants as he believes that it is a magnate for further illegal immigration.

    10. Romney wants the fence to help control our borders along with boots on the ground.

    Do you want more detail??? Because it's all there, where is Perry's stance or written stance on ANY of these issues because I can find no jobs plan, no real plan to reform entitlement, nothing, nada, it's just not there. It was an after thought for him to run and the fools who talked him into this should be wearing bags over their heads about now.
     
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    Run Romeny and you will get a third party tea party candidate who splits the vote
     
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    Romney reaffirms stance that global warming is real


    Bucking skeptics, he urges changes

    June 04, 2011|By Matt Viser, Globe Staff


    MANCHESTER, N.H. — In the first town hall of his freshly announced presidential campaign, Mitt Romney yesterday reaffirmed his view that global warming is occurring and that humans are contributing to it, a position that has been rejected in recent years by many Republicans as the issue has taken on a greater partisan tinge.

    After opening remarks in which Romney blamed President Obama’s policies for the new anemic hiring figures, the first questioner from the floor — a software developer from Hanover, N.H. — wanted to know the candidate’s position on climate change, an issue his opponents have generally avoided so far.
    Romney reaffirms stance that global warming is real - Boston.com
     
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    OK, let me make sure I'm clear on this.

    When Obama places a federal penalty fee on Americans who don't purchase health insurance, that's a new tax.

    But when Romney raises a half a billion dollars in revenue by "raising fees and closing corperate tax loopholes (boy, that sounds familiar too)" to cover almost half of the Massachusetts budget shortfall...that's not raising taxes.
     
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    It ain't gonna happen Truthmatters, what you need to be concerned about is someone challenging Obama, you wait, it's in the works and it's coming your way very soon. He will have a primary and it will split your liberal vote.
     

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