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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:36 PM

Obama mocks Romney's "trickle-down, tax cut fairy dust" plan

Source: CBS

(CBS News) President Obama on Thursday once again slammed Mitt Romney for his budget proposal, telling supporters at an Orlando, Fla., campaign event that Republicans "have tried to sell us this trickle-down, tax cut fairy dust before."

"Guess what," the president said, "it didn't work then; it will not work now."

The president has seized on a new report from the Tax Policy Center, which concludes that in order to enact his proposed tax cuts without adding to the deficit, middle- and lower-income households would end up paying more in taxes while the rich would benefit. On the campaign trail, Mr. Obama has charged that Romney is running for president so "people like him" can pay less in taxes.

The Romney campaign has blasted the report, taking issue with its methodology as well as its authorship, pointing out that one of the authors once worked for the Obama administration.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57485680-503544/obama-mocks-romneys-trickle-down-tax-cut-fairy-dust-plan/

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Reply Obama mocks Romney's "trickle-down, tax cut fairy dust" plan (Original post)
maddezmom Aug 2012 OP
DCKit Aug 2012 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Aug 2012 #3
NYC Liberal Aug 2012 #5
R. Daneel Olivaw Aug 2012 #6
NYC Liberal Aug 2012 #7
adigal Aug 2012 #2
polichick Aug 2012 #4

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:59 PM

1. The MSM doesn't seem to be providing much cover for Rmoney.

 

Four years ago, they were all out for Sarah Palin, not so much now.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:32 PM

3. They're also not really digging into him either.


Show me the tough questions and questioners that won't quit hitting (R)Money, and then I'll buy you a cyber beer.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 PM

5. Not actively supporting him is the best they'll do.

He's been denying them access the whole campaign. They won't go as far as digging into him so this is the best we're going to get.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:42 PM

6. Some free press we have.

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They'll hit you, but only if you are a Dem.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:50 PM

7. In some ways I almost wish we'd go back to the "partisan press" era

back in the 19th century, if we're going to have this kind of media. The media then was partisan like today, but they also didn't pretend not to be. They were open about what party they supported.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:06 PM

2. Great description! Fairy dust plan just about nails it!

Whoever is writing for Obama is kicking butt!!!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:51 PM

4. lol - perfect!

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