The priorities Mitt Romney is hiding in his plans
October 16, 2012
The Washington Post's Fact Checker reports, "Romney's 12-million job promise has garnered a lot of attention... But this is campaign math, which means it is mostly made of gossamer... The candidate's personal accounting for this figure in this campaign ad is based on different figures and long-range timelines stretching as long as a decade... We just find it puzzling that Romney agreed to personally utter these words without asking more questions about the math behind them."
Progressive Point: We can't solve our problems if our leaders won't tell the truth. Mitt Romney is misrepresenting his own plans because he knows the vision and values they represent are unpopular with the American people. Instead of investing in the middle class to build our economy, Romney and Ryan would raise taxes on the middle class to pay more more tax cuts for the already rich.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan don't want us to know their plan would end guaranteed Medicare and cut Social Security. There's a clear choice in this election: a country where hardworking families pay more so the richest few pay less, or an America where we all pay our fair share and get a fair shot.
Get the Facts: