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> By every indication, Mitt and Ann Romney are completely committed and deeply dedicated to each other. Nevertheless, they really need to get their lines straight, especially on the subject of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Last November, the New York Times ran a piece titled, " Building a Better Mitt Romney-Bot ." Assessing the aloof and socially awkward Romney's stumbles ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 11:43 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Mitt Romney may " love data ," but he has a serious problem with math. He has simultaneously promised to (a) extend the Bush tax cuts and then slash all rates by an additional 20 percent and (b) ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Cut taxes. Raise defense spending. Balance the budget. That, in a nutshell, is the promise of Mitt Romney's 162-page, 59-point economic plan. But if that refrain sounds hauntingly familiar, it ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 101 comments on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:00 PM PDT with 115 Recommends
With the Romney campaign having alerted users of its mobile VP app to "turn on your push notifications," GOP vice presidential frenzy is reaching a fever ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 02:03 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Imagine that you are completing your federal tax return. After looking up the tax rate for your income level, you decide you will pay 20 percent less to Uncle Sam. But along with your underpayment,
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 11:50 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
"When the president told me yesterday that he wanted a clean increase in the debt limit," House Speaker John Boehner said this week, "It almost took my breath away." It shouldn't have. After all, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat May 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
In recent years, few Republican talking points have been regurgitated as often as the myth that almost half of Americans pay no taxes . Just last week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor complained "...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 179 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM PDT with 267 Recommends
Tax Day 2012 has been a busy one for the propagandists of the Republican Party. After the GOP successfully filibustered the Buffett Rule in the Senate, House Speaker John Boehner claimed that ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 02:04 PM PDT with 266 Recommends
That Mitt Romney will say anything to become President of the United States - no matter how blatantly false or comically contradictory - is sadly taken as a given in Election 2012. But while his ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
With its general election opponent now certain, the Obama campaign this week has been highlighting the Buffett Rule , the Democratic proposal for those earning over a million dollars a year to pay a ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
In Part 1 of this continuing Cooked Books series, we looked at how FEC Tony Sutton's MN GOP couldn't (wouldn't?) accurately report to the FEC how much they owed a vendor they hired to ensure ...
by TwoPuttTommy
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 02:21 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan has become the perfect Republican Easter story. Each spring, Ryan reemerges with a new version of his draconian " Roadmap for America's Future ." Despite being ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 01:29 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
After the Republican controlled House passed Paul Ryan's budget plan by a 228-191 party line vote, Speaker John Boehner lauded his GOP colleagues for laying out "a real vision of what we were to do ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:56 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
"We've got to get our act together and stop spending money that we don't have." --Michele Bachmann, 12/18/11, on Meet The Press "Bachmann owes more than $1 million in presidential campaign debt" --...
by TwoPuttTommy
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 07:32 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
In the wake of Mitt Romney's solid victory in Illinois, conservative columnist Fred Barnes proposed a Romney-Ryan ticket for the fall. That would be altogether fitting. After all, Romney didn't ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
If the new House GOP budget unveiled Tuesday by Paul Ryan sounds familiar, it should. And not just because Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" is essentially the same scheme he's been pushing for two years.
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Two weeks ago, Mitt Romney unveiled what he has repeatedly deemed a " bold " plan to deliver a 20 percent across the board tax cut. As it turns out, the plan isn't so bold after all. For starters, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 11:06 AM PST with 7 Recommends
by TwoPuttTommy
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 06:13 AM PST with 6 Recommends
by TwoPuttTommy
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 07:42 AM PST with 9 Recommends