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Qtec
10-21-2012, 05:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> 2002: refused to sign gimmicky "no new taxes" pledge

<u>In 2002, Romney adamantly refused to sign taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist's "no new taxes" pledge,</u> saying that while he opposed tax increases, he would <span style='font-size: 14pt'>not "sign a document which would prevent me from being able to look specifically at the revenue needs of the Commonwealth."

His spokesman called the pledge "government by gimmickry."</span> </div></div>



Wait for it,,,,,,drum roll,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


..here it comes...



..can't you feel it?



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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 26pt'>Mitt Romney Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge</span>



Mitt Romney Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Massachusetts Governor makes written promise to eschew tax hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a candidate vying for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

Gov. Romney became the first major candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on December 31st, 2006. As Governor, Mitt Romney pressed for several major tax cuts in the difficult blue-state environment of Massachusetts.

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, President George W. Bush, 43 U.S. senators, and 197 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge as well.

“In signing the Pledge, Gov. Romney firmly commits himself in writing to fiscal discipline and economic common sense,” Grover Norquist said. “Mitt Romney has told taxpayers in no uncertain terms that he plans to look out for their interests.”

“I strongly encourage every Presidential candidate to sign the Pledge,”<span style='font-size: 26pt'> Norquist continued.</span>

Read more: http://atr.org/mitt-romney-signs-taxpayer-protection-pledge-a1872#ixzz29vmRBB88
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What a guy.

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LWW
10-21-2012, 07:56 AM
So you hate him because he agrees with you?

How rich is that.

Soflasnapper
10-21-2012, 12:24 PM
What kind of non sequitur remark is that?

Obviously, Myth understands why such a pledge is BS and harmful to correct governance principles, because he said so.

Good for him, although that's a very basic thing to understand.

THEN, of course, he does it anyway. Out of profound cynicism, and a probably correct take on this that nobody will much remember, nobody will much care, and that with the right attack ads, and personal outrage if this topic resurfaces, he can weather that storm with dishonest counterattacking and friendly media coverage (from one side if not all).

In other words, either a whole fraud, or a Machievellian SOB. Whichever, not a suitable candidate for the presidency.

Qtec
10-21-2012, 05:34 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What kind of non sequitur remark is that? </div></div>

Its the kind of remark he always makes when confronted with an inconvenient fact.

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Soflasnapper
10-21-2012, 06:40 PM
I'm beginning to sense that pattern myself.

It's really troll 101, and not that clever.

hondo
10-29-2012, 05:01 PM
No attacks on larry from Hondo here.

LWW
10-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Mend fences.