Its a race between someone dedicated to taking care of himself versus someone who strives to take care of others. One man brilliantly provides his own safety net with money sequestered in Cayman Islands and Swiss bank accounts; the other provides social safety nets like FEMA, the Affordable Health Care Act, and auto industry rescues. Ultimately, the race is between someone who would happily tie 47% of Americans to the roof of his car and someone who wants those Americans to ride with him in his car.
Boehner Will Try to Extend Bush Tax Cuts for Another Year
House Speaker John Boehner told CNBC that he would move legislation to extend the current tax rates for another year.
The so-called Bush tax cuts were extended once already but are due to expire at the end of the year.
Said Boehner: “The reason this isn’t permanent is that — and only for a year — is that we really do want to fix our tax code, both the corporate code and the personal code, bring down tax rates, get rid of all the excess deductions and credits and all the carve-outs and nonsense that we have in the code today.”
Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the groups’ internal operations.
That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states. POLITICO has learned that Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections – twice what they had been expected to commit.
Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago. And the $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.
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What a way to celebrate Mother’s Day?
Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution, HR 5652, that shows just how mean, Mitt Romney and his Republican budget buddies are to moms.
The mean-spirited Ryan budget, named after Romney’s budget buddy, Rep. Paul Ryan, would cut federal funding for prenatal care, school lunches and health insurance for children in order to maintain tax breaks for bankers and billionaires. The House budget is just another attempt by Mitt Romney and the GOP Mean Machine to brutalize working families, women and children in particular. It’s not a very nice way for the GOP to honor mothers just before their big day.
The GOP budget also maintains military spending even with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down. The Romney/Ryan budget is a cruel, callous and calculated effort by Republicans to balance the budget on the backs of women and children without cutting corporate welfare for oil companies and defense contractors. If the Romney/Ryan budget was the Titanic, you would hear the cry “of women and children last.”
This budget is Mitt being mean to moms. It would cut taxes for Romney and his fellow millionaires but cut aid to kids. But what else can you expect from a man who put the family dog in a crate on top of his car for a 12 hour ride? Or from a guy who bullied his classmate because he might have been gay?
Nice guy, Mitt.
“Romney judgment is doggone scary”
I guess Gov. Romney didn’t want to chance his Louis Vuitton luggage flying off the roof and getting trashed. I can relate. I once had a sofa and chair reupholstered and the man who did it insisted on tying them down in the pickup himself because, as he put it, “that’s the way we do it in the business.”After 35 seconds on the freeway, the chair flew off and an 18-wheeler carrying Lane cedar chests from North Carolina squashed it like a bug on a windshield. That’s when furniture was actually made here in the USA. Remember those days?Mitt Romney was lucky Seamus didn’t fly off the roof or at least bite him on the posterior. I understand the dog would later run away. I would too if some fool strapped me to the top of a car.This man’s judgment scares me. Like Bush, he’s just a rich frat boy who’s had everything in life except the presidency — which remains on his wish list.And then there are those Swiss and Grand Cayman Island offshore bank accounts. Is this another sign of Gov. Romney’s patriotism?
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Mitt is Mean: Why Romney is Still Dogged by Seamus
“Clearly there are a number of people who are honestly upset. This is not a respectful use of a family member. On an emotional level, it’s ‘Oh my gosh, you did that to your dog?’ ”