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Mitt Romney’s FlipFlops

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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Flip 1: “Roe v. Wade has gone too far.”
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Flop 1: “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.”
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Flip 2: “I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.”
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Flop 2: “I never really called myself pro-choice.”
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Flip 3: “I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.”
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Flop 3: “Any description of my being a hunter is an overstatement of capability.”
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Flip 4: “It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.”
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Flop 4: “I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.”
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Flip 5: “I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”
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Flop 5: “Ronald Reagan is… my hero.”
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Flip 6: “I will work and fight for stem cell research.”
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Flop 6: “In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.”
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Flip 7: “I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.”
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Flop 7: “There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.”
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Flip 8: “I like mandates. The mandates work.”
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Flop 8: “I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.”
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Flip 9: “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.”
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Flop 9: “I did not see it with my own eyes.”
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Flip 10: “This is a completely airtight kennel mounted on the top of our car.”
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Flop 10: “They’re not happy that my dog loves fresh air.”
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Flip 11: “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
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Flop 11: “He’s going to pay, and he will die.”
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Flip 12: “Those… paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process toward application for citizenship.”
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Flop 12: “Amnesty only led to more people coming into the country.”
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Flip 13: “I’m not in favor of privatizing Social Security or making cuts.”
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Flop 13: “Social Security’s the easiest and that’s because you can give people a personal account.”
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Flip 14: “Based on the numbers of American Muslims… I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified.”
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Flop 14: “A person should not be elected because of his faith nor should he be rejected because of his faith.”
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Flip 15: “I’m a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering.”
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Flop 15: “I changed my position.”
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Flip 16: “I would like to have campaign spending limits.”
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Flop 16: “The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their positions without burdensome limitations.”
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Flip 17: “I supported the assault weapon ban.”
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Flop 17: “I don’t support any gun control legislation.”
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Flip 18: “The TARP program… was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures.”
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Flop 18: “When government is… bailing out banks… we have every good reason to be alarmed.”
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Flip 19: “I’m going to take burdens off the back of the auto industry.”
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Flop 19: “Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.”
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Flip 20: “When I first heard of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, I thought it sounded awfully silly.”
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Flop 20: “‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has worked well.”
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Flip 21: “I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero.”
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Flop 21: “It’s a tax cut for fat cats.”
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Flip 22: “These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress.”
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Flop 22: “Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore.”
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Flip 23: “Relative to the leading candidates, some people see me as being more conservative.”
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Flop 23: “I’m not the most conservative candidate.”
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Flip 24: “It does take a village.”
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Flop 24: “It takes a family.”
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Flip 25: “I don’t line up with the NRA.”
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Flop 25: “I’m a member of the [NRA].”
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Flip 26: “The all-Democrat stimulus that was passed in early 2009 will accelerate the timing of the start of the recovery…”
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Flop 26: “The all-Democrat stimulus passed in early 2009 has been a failure.”
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Flip 27: “…the costs of health care will be reduced.”
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Flop 27: “We were unable to deal with… health care costs in Massachusetts.”
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Flip 28: “If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation.”
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Flop 28: “What works in one state may not be the answer for another.”
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by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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Mount_St_Mama
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

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by Michelle on Oct. 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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Mount_St_Mama
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Here's a good news article on his tax plan.



Romney Pitches Tax Plan Details That Favor the Wealthy

The GOP nominee says he would end taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains.

Updated: October 10, 2012 | 8:51 p.m. 
October 10, 2012 | 7:18 p.m.
AP PHOTO/GERALD HERBERT

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, seen here speaking at a town hall meeting in Ohio in February, touted his tax plan while campaigning in the state again on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DELAWARE, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Ohio voters on Wednesday that they can’t afford four more years of President Obama’s economic policies, arguing that while the Democratic president would raise taxes on middle-income households, he would lower them.

But Romney’s proposal as he described it — eliminating tax on interest, dividends, and capital gains — would largely help those living on investment income, which does not include many people in the middle class. The tax break would likely help senior citizens, however, many of whom do live on investment income.

At a rally here, Romney told the crowd that Obama would raise taxes on middle-income families by $4,000, a claim that has been debunked by several fact-checking websites. Romney promised to reduce the burden of those making $200,000 a year or less.

“I have a plan to cut taxes for middle-income tax payers,” Romney said. “My plan does this. There’ll be no tax on interest, dividends, or capital gains for middle-income families in America.”

The wealthy are the major beneficiaries of low taxes on capital gains, dividends, and interest; many middle-income Americans don’t have investment income.

Though he did not mention it on Wednesday, Romney’s tax plan also includes reducing income-tax rates by 20 percent across-the-board, a figure which could significantly reduce the tax burden of middle-income Americans.  But some experts are skeptical that Romney would be able to keep tax rates low for middle-income taxpayers without getting rid of loopholes like the mortgage tax deduction, a popular tax break for people in the middle class who own their own homes.

Romney has consistently said he will not raise taxes on any Americans, but has declined to specify which loopholes and deductions he would get rid of in order to make his tax plan revenue neutral.

According to Romney spokesman Rick Gorka, Romney believes that eliminating taxes on interest, dividends, and capital gains will “encourage inves

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