Romney continuously interrupts and speaks over the moderator. “No, I’ve got to answer this” really? You can’t even follow debate rules, why would you follow the Constitution? Someone interview the moderator him after the debate and ask him who he’s voting for.
While this approach certainly showed him as more focused on his prepared verbiage, it also showed him for the bully he is and not the friendly, “I’m in your corner guy” he wants.
Smutty witnessed it for himself. Romney was being asked to specifically state how his numbers added up, and having no answer, decided to speak over everyone else to make his lame excuses. If you really want to know what Romney is up to, read Romney’s plan for yourself here.
Saying you will reduce the tax rate on middle class Americans while eliminating deductions is no reduction. Basically, his plan is to reduce your tax rate and sock it to you by eliminating up to $6,000.00 of deductions for children, mortgage taxes, child and elder care and the Earned Income Credit. So you’ll see $10.00 extra in your weekly check (net $520.00 for the year) and lose up to $6,000.00. How’s that Arithmetic Romney?
Romney says he has never heard of companies getting a tax break for moving jobs overseas is stupid. Every American over the age of 10 knows that companies have been getting tax breaks for years for moving plants to other countries. How can he state he has never heard of this? It just shows how out of touch he is with regular Americans. Yes Romney, you do need a new accountant.
Lower benefits for higher income seniors? Where did you pull this from Romney? Why is this a good idea? Perhaps have them pay a higher portion of the cost for the same care? Smutty doesn’t think anyone should get lesser benefits. The AARP doesn’t like you Romney. Go Obama, for pointing out that “Obamacare” was modeled on Romney’s plan. At no point did Romney show a difference in his plan except to burden the states with funding and implementing it.
Romney states he is “not planning to cut spending for education…” where will the money come from if you reduce the deficit and don’t raise taxes?
Even though Romney was able to stay on track for once, his facts were, as usual off.
ROMNEY: Obama’s health care plan “puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have. I don’t like that idea.”
THE FACTS: Romney is referring to the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a panel of experts that would have the power to force Medicare cuts if costs rise beyond certain levels and Congress fails to act. But Obama’s health care law explicitly prohibits the board from rationing care, shifting costs to retirees, restricting benefits or raising the Medicare eligibility age. So the board doesn’t have the power to dictate to doctors what treatments they can prescribe. (Yahoo!).
ROMNEY on cutting the deficit: “Obamacare’s on my list. … I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. … I’ll make government more efficient.”
THE FACTS: Romney has promised to balance the budget in eight years to 10 years, but he hasn’t offered a complete plan. Instead, he’s promised a set of principles, some of which — like increasing Pentagon spending and restoring more than $700 billion in cuts that Democrats made in Medicare over the coming decade — work against his goal. He also has said he will not consider tax increases.
He pledges to shrink the government to 20 percent of the size of the economy, as opposed to more than 23 percent of gross domestic product now, by the end of his first term. The Romney campaign estimates that would require cuts of $500 billion from the 2016 budget alone. He also has pledged to cut tax rates by 20 percent, paying for them by eliminating tax breaks for the wealthiest and through economic growth.
To fulfill his promise, then, Romney would require cuts to other programs so deep — under one calculation requiring cutting many areas of the domestic budget by one-third within four years — that they could never get through Congress. Cuts to domestic agencies would have to be particularly deep.
Romney states likes regulations now? Check out his plan for America where he promises to roll back regulations on “Day One”.
Directs all agencies to immediately initiate the elimination of Obama-era
regulations that unduly burden the economy or job creation, and then caps
annual increases in regulatory costs at zero dollars
By the way Romney, the bail out of banks was Bush’s when he strong armed Americans by saying “the economy will collapse” if we didn’t offer this to the banks. Obama had to reign in these same banks when they used the funds to give bonuses to their executives. He made them return the funds and he forced the banks to pay back the money. Since many have done this, there is NO cost to Americans. Not what Bush intended, but Obama made it work.
Romney is going to have a “Day One” that lasts 72 hours based on the list of things he has promised to do.
To sum up, Romney’s debate points directly contradict his own written plan posted on the internet for all to read. How can anyone believe him when he changes his tune on a daily basis. His debate points were more moderate than previous outings, but again, he has written down what he intends to do. Read and decide if you want unions busted, regulations dissolved and your tax deductions eliminated.
Romney didn’t win the debate, he just managed to not make an utter fool of himself as he has done in previous speeches and at the convention. Bottom line, do you trust a man who posts a plan to do one thing and goes to a debate and says he is not going to do what he wrote. Then go vote.