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     Romney is re-cycling old Republican lies plus old Karl Rove's old lies, in the form of an Ad.  Today Romney released an Ad that falsely attacks President Obama for raising taxes on the middle class via Obamacare.

      The problem is, Fact Checkers already called the GOP and Karl Rove out on the same lie months ago.

Today: Romney's $1 Trillion Dollar Lie:

ROMNEY AD: Obamacare raises taxes $1 Trillion Dollars even on the middle class.
    Politifact called that same $1 Trillion dollar tax on the middle class lie a "PANTS ON FIRE" lie on June 28, 2012 when Wisconsin GOP candidate, Jeff Fitzgerald told that same lie.
Fitzgerald argues the reform law will raise taxes by $1 trillion over 10 years, using multiplication on a figure in the PolitiFact item on Limbaugh’s claim as his source. And he claims about "75 percent of those taxes will fall on the middle class," citing a Wall Street Journal opinion article as his source.

But both articles are misquoted.

In rating Limbaugh’s statement, PolitiFact National cited two nonpartisan federal agencies in reporting that by 2019, the reform law is expected to raise an additional $438 billion, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation; or $525 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

That’s a lot less than the $1 trillion Fitzgerald [now Romney] is claiming.

    Then Politifact says calling it a tax on Middle class is a lie.

Moreover, Fitzgerald’s [now Romney] claim was about taxes on the middle class, but he is citing figures on overall taxes in the health reform law.

As for the Wall Street Journal opinion writer saying up to 75 percent of the "tax" would be on the middle class, he was referring not to the total revenue the law will bring in, but the penalty that would be paid by individuals who do not follow the mandate to get health insurance. The penalty is expected to raise $4 billion per year from 2017 to 2019 -- again, that’s a long way from $1 trillion.

     Politifact continues and says the middle class does not get hit with the tax:
To be clear, the health reform law does raise taxes, as our colleagues have noted -- although two of the biggest hit high-income people, not the middle class/blockquote>

     In May 2012, Fact Checkers called Karl Rove a liar for the same lie Romney is touting in his new Ad.

    In May, Karl Rove started spreading his lie and in short, called Rove a liar.

The latest multimillion-dollar attack ad from Crossroads GPS claims President Obama  broke a promise to not increase taxes for families making less than $250,000 a year. That’s almost entirely false.

The truth is that Obama repeatedly cut taxes for such families, first through a tax credit in effect for 2009 and 2010, and beginning in 2011, through a reduction in the payroll tax that is worth $1,000 this year to workers earning $50,000 a year. And while it’s true that some tax increases contained in the new health care law would fall on individuals, they have mostly not taken effect yet and are small compared with the cuts the president already enacted. And this ad exaggerates them greatly.

     Factcheck called Karl Rove full of crap when his Ad falsely said "Obamacare raises 18 different taxes."
[T]hat’s dishonest nonsense. That 10-year total [in Rove's Ad] falls overwhelmingly on individuals who are above those income thresholds — just as Obama promised — or on corporations. Money to be collected from individuals regardless of income would come mostly from taxes (or penalties) that are not yet in effect.
    Naturally, Mitt Romney is lying.

    Factcheck highlighted that President Obama lowered taxes, not raised them.

The truth here is that Obama has lowered taxes for all workers through a 2 percentage point reduction in the Social Security payroll tax that started in 2011 and is scheduled to continue through the end of 2012. The cut is equal to $1,000 this year for a worker making $50,000 a year — or as much as $2,202 to any worker earning at least the maximum taxable level of wages or salary ($110,100 for 2012).
    Mitt Romney is a pathological liar.
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