Re: Romney’s Effective Tax Rate an Argument for Higher Taxes on Capital Gains
- From: Gary <not@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:22:25 -0500
On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:59:58 +0100, Earl Evleth <evleth@xxxxxxxxxx>
On 18/01/12 3:22, in article luach7p6o6gndjjsnhd09moea3cev89vsj@xxxxxxx,
"mg" <mgkelson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Romney is part of the American aristocracy, or what is sometimes
called a coupon clipper. If he becomes president he will do everything
he can to make sure that the rich only pay at a 15% tax rate and
Warren Buffet's secretary, for instance, pays at a higher rate than he
I think Obama will push this theme, but carefully. Romney is
vulnerable on this issue and his flip-flopping. His
health plan was not much different than Obama's so he can not
really attack that, the issue Obama is vulnerable.
I wonder if you may be on to something ?
By appointing a former Bain guy to the OMB, Obama is losing the
"vulture capitalist" argument against Romney. Why did he do it ?
What is the biggest single political issue the Republicans have
against Obama ? To hear them tell it --- Obamacare. (Damn, I
hate that term) So if the Republicans nominate Romney -- they will
not be able to use it very effectively. What with his Romneycare in
So maybe that is the Democrat strategy. They figure without the
Republicans being able to demagog the health care issue -- Obama will
be able to beat Romney with no problem. They may be right.
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