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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:09 AM Oct 2012

Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes

At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes

1) “[G]et us energy independent, North American energy independent. That creates about 4 million jobs”. Romney’s plan for “energy independence” actually relies heavily on a study that assumes the U.S. continues with fuel efficiency standards set by the Obama administration. For instance, he uses Citigroup research based off the assumption that “‘the United States will continue with strict fuel economy standards that will lower its oil demand.” Since he promises to undo the Obama administration’s new fuel efficiency standards, he would cut oil consumption savings of 2 million barrels per day by 2025.

2) “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut of a scale that you’re talking about.” A Tax Policy Center analysis of Romney’s proposal for a 20 percent across-the-board tax cut in all federal income tax rates, eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax, eliminating the estate tax and other tax reductions, would reduce federal revenue $480 billion in 2015. This amount to $5 trillion over the decade.

3) “My view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. But I’m not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high-income people.” If Romney hopes to provide tax relief to the middle class, then his $5 trillion tax cut would add to the deficit. There are not enough deductions in the tax corde that primarily benefit rich people to make his math work.

4) “My — my number-one principal is, there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. I want to underline that: no tax cut that adds to the deficit.” As the Tax Policy Center concluded, Romney’s plan can’t both exempt middle class families from tax cuts and remain revenue neutral. “He’s promised all these things and he can’t do them all. In order for him to cover the cost of his tax cut without adding to the deficit, he’d have to find a way to raise taxes on middle income people or people making less than $200,000 a year,” the Center found.

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Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes (Original Post) Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
Lying Liars annabanana Oct 2012 #1
Don't call them myths Beowulf Oct 2012 #2
27 lies. n/t porphyrian Oct 2012 #3
Yup. It's his arithmetic problem BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #4
Hercules, Hercules!! no they weren't myths. They were lies. Cut the BS. nt Javaman Oct 2012 #5
only 27 Heather MC Oct 2012 #6
Is that a Guinness World Record? City Lights Oct 2012 #7
What I predicted on Sunday thelordofhell Oct 2012 #8


(4,569 posts)
8. What I predicted on Sunday
Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:36 AM
Oct 2012

thelordofhell (3,088 posts)
5. I'm just wondering how many lies he can tell in the space of 90 minutes

Romney's gonna lie like no tomorrow and why not........the fact checking will take 2 days and appear in page A26 in the paper if it even gets reported properly at all by the "Liberal" media.
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