Videos | Sunday Wrap-Up: Romney & Ryan Won’t Give Specifics – To The Point Where They Contradict Each Other

Who the HELL is running the Romney campaign? LOL They are scrambling to keep up with the Obama camp after that blistering smackdown of truth at the DNC.

On “Meet the Press” today, Mitt Romney again refused to identify one tax loophole or deduction that he’d close to pay for his $5 trillion in new tax cuts favoring the wealthiest Americans. As his advisers have said, he knows it would be politically “suicidal” to do so. Because there are simply not enough loopholes for the wealthyin the federal budget that he could eliminate to pay for his tax cut, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that Romney’s tax plan could only be paid for by limiting popular tax deductions like the mortgage interest deduction, which would raise taxes on the average middle class family with kids by $2,000 a year:

Romney, Ryan Contradict Each Other on Sequestration

In their respective interviews on “Meet the Press” and “Face the Nation” today, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tripped over their answers on the automatic defense cuts in the Budget Control Act. First, Romney slammed Congressional Republicans, including his running mate Paul Ryan, for supporting sequestration in the Budget Control Act, calling it a “mistake.” Then, on “Face the Nation”, Ryan could not answer why he continues to criticize the President for sequestration, even though he voted for it, championed it to the public, and helped sell it to his caucus. The fact remains that we could prevent the automatic defense cuts if Congressional Republicans drop their refusal to ask for another dime from millionaires and billionaires



Romney exposes his lack of knowledge – or care – for foreign policy: Romney Again Ignores Question About Not Mentioning Troops or Afghanistan

On “Meet the Press” today, Mitt Romney again ignored a question about why he failed to mention either the troops or Afghanistan at the Republican Convention in Tampa. In doing so, he was the first Republican nominee since 1952 to not mention war in an acceptance speech. In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier on Friday, Romney initially laughed off the question about whether he regretted this oversight, saying: ““I only regret you repeating it day in and day out.” Then clarified that , “when you give a speech, you don’t go through a laundry list. You talk about the things you think are important, and I described in my speech my commitment to a strongmilitary, unlike the president’s decision to cut our military. I didn’t use the word ‘troops,’ I used the word ‘military.’ I think they refer to the same thing.”

On “This Week” today, Paul Ryan wouldn’t name a single specific loophole that the Romney-Ryan ticket would close but said they would plug loopholes for high income earners since “high income earners use most of the loopholes, that means they can shelter their income from taxation.” If Paul Ryan isn’t sure which loopholes for high income earners should be closed, then he should ask his running mate Mitt Romney. Just this week theWashington Post reported that Romney’s agreement with Bain Capital allowed him to tax advantage of tax advantages only available to the wealthiest Americans to accrue an IRA that was worth up to $100 million. And Romney’s limited financial disclosure showed he owned a Swiss bank account and also owned a shell corporation in Bermuda and held a stake in funds the Cayman Islands which may have been used to avoid U.S. taxation. But Romney won’t clear up these questions by releasing additional years of tax returns, which begs the question:

Romney Has No Plan to Help Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

Today, Romney repeated the fiction that his health care plan will help people with pre-existing conditions get coverage. What he failed to mention was that his plan only protects those who have had “continuous coverage” – a group that has been protected under federal law since 1996. But many people go through a period without health insurance, often after losing a job. When Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he really did have a comprehensive plan to make sure people with pre-existing conditions could get coverage, which is why his Massachusetts health reform law formed the basis for Obamacare. But now, he has pledged to repeal the national law modeled on his successful efforts, and has offered an inadequate plan in its place.

Ryan Can’t Explain 12 Million Jobs Claim

On “This Week” today, host George Stephanopoulos pressed Congressman Ryan on his claim that the Romney-Ryan plan would create 12 million jobs in their first term. As Stephanopoulos pointed out, independent economists already project that we will add 12 million jobs under current policies. In fact, economists have said that Romney’spolicies would slow the recovery, produce 2 million fewer jobs next year alone, and could even push us back into a recession.

Even Ryan Doesn’t Think Russia is Our #1 Geopolitical Foe

On “Face the Nation” today, Congressman Ryan couldn’t justify Mitt Romney’s claim that Russia is our “number one geopolitical foe”, even as Romney continues to double down on his Cold War-era rhetoric.

President Obama has repeatedly stood up to Russia and China when we disagree, but we have also been able to work together when it’s in our national security interest to do so – like supplying our troops in Afghanistan through Russia or putting the toughest sanctions in history on Iran together. Mitt Romney’s outdated rhetoric would only put that essential cooperation in jeopardy.


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8 Responses to Videos | Sunday Wrap-Up: Romney & Ryan Won’t Give Specifics – To The Point Where They Contradict Each Other

  1. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Hello Ametia, Rikyrah, Southerngirl2:
    It is hard for me to sit through an entire speech by Mitt or Ann without falling to sleep. Whoever invented plastic, I swear they had Mitt and Ann in mind. It’s bad enough that Mitt and Ryan want to steal grandma and grandpa’s check and make them pay an exorbitant amount for medication, but now they want to evict grandma and grandpa from the rest homes. Do Republicans hate their grandparents? I’m just saying!

    Obama/Biden 2012!

  2. jamal says:

    As, someone admittedly jaded concerning the value of Political Conventions, the Dem’s masterful show and efforts by MSNBC have exposed these manipulating fanatics and given MSM the balls to no longer just accept the mind-games, … your montage show-cases their backing into a corner wallowing in their own ish….good work!

  3. rikyrah says:

    all they have is lies. they won’t admit the truth about what they’re about because if they do, the American people will shun them like no tomorrow.

  4. rikyrah says:

    I’m still at the point where Willard’s bitchass couldn’t appear on MTP without Miss Ann. what a wimp.

  5. Ametia says:

    Within Hours, Mitt Romney Takes Back Everything He Said About Preexisting Conditions
    —By Kevin Drum
    Sun Sep. 9, 2012 5:01 PM PDT

    On national TV this morning, with millions of people watching, Mitt Romney told David Gregory that there were parts of Obamacare he actually liked. In fact, he said, one of the goals of his healthcare plan “is to make sure that those with preexisting conditions can get coverage.” A few hours later, with approximately zero people listening, a spokesman quietly “clarified” what he meant:

    In reference to how Romney would deal with those with preexisting conditions and young adults who want to remain on their parents’ plans, a Romney aide responded that there had been no change in Romney’s position and that “in a competitive environment, the marketplace will make available plans that include coverage for what there is demand for. He was not proposing a federal mandate to require insurance plans to offer those particular features.”

    As it happens, we already have a competitive market for individual insurance. In addition, we already have demand for coverage of preexisting conditions. And yet, the marketplace doesn’t make policies available to people with preexisting conditions.

    Read on

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