In yet another desperate attempt to manipulate the public Harry Reid lies about republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney gave his most expansive answer to date over questions about his tax returns, telling reporters Thursday he has "never paid less than 13.5 percent" in taxes over the last 10 years -- contrary to what Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has claimed. Ooops!
Does the democratic party have no shame?
Romney had some choice words Thursday for Reid, calling the accusation by him that Romney didn't pay taxes for a decade "totally false." Reid has not released any proof of his claim beyond saying he heard it from an anonymous source. Romney also scolded the press for their "fascination" with the issue, "given the challenges that America faces" -- high unemployment, millions in poverty and a potentially nuclear Iran.
Cut the Deficit in Half: The Romney campaign and other Republicans have repeatedly pointed out what they consider to be the biggest broken promise – the president vowing shortly after taking office to cut an "inherited" deficit in half by the end of his first term.
The deficit was $1.4 trillion in fiscal 2009, according to the White House budget office. Even in 2013, the budget office projects the deficit will be nearly $1 trillion.
“The president has not taken any serious action to tame the deficit,” Romney told reporters on Tuesday. “He has not done what he said was going to do and has left a lot of people in the middle class having difficult times.”
The liberal media is going to town trying to convince the public that because Romney is wealthy, he is evil and therefore unsympathetic towards their needs, while at the same time, the middle class and poor have suffered under the Obama administration as they never have under a republican administration. The public has already forgotten that Obama is the richest president we have ever had, and has never worked in the private sector. The liberals were excited by money and riches when Obama was running, but now that the liberal media has seen Romney in the running they have been grooming their listeners to hate and distrust the wealthy, except Obama.
Liberal biased "news" channels such as CNN and NBC are having more trouble presenting their poor against the rich propaganda because Paul Ryan grew up in a working class family. His father died when he was still a young boy and he worked in numerous menial jobs, something Obama has never done. But, as Ryan pointed out, never in his life did he feel that he was stuck in a job. He had the strength and hope that are characteristic of a conservative mind set. He knew that in this country he could use his intellect, hard work, and resourcefulness to achieve success, and he did just that. This is an area in which the democratic party preferres to keep the people weak, and trapped in the belief that they were born poor and therefore is no way out except government aid to maintain their status quo.
The positive and determined point of view is the foundation of the conservative mind set, while the democrats tend to call themselves ninety nine percenters. Republicans come up with ways to give themselves handouts through hard work, and democrats ask the government for handouts.
Fix the Economy: Regardless of when the country’s economic problems started, the president also vowed during his campaign to fix the economy in three years. Fourteen months later, he said missing the deadline would make his presidency a “one-term proposition.”
The U.S. unemployment rate has remained above 8 percent for more than three years, despite the president's economic adviser predicting one month into the administration that the president’s roughly $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would keep unemployment below 8 percent and reduce it to about 6 percent in 2012.
Increase Transparency: Obama once predicted that his administration would have an “unprecedented” level of transparency.
Lobbyists later told reporters they met with administration officials outside the White House in a possible effort to keep them off visitors logs. News agencies and others have complained about the difficulty in getting information through Freedom of Information Act filings. Most recently, the president used executive privilege to keep congressional investigators from getting more Justice Department documents on the agency’s failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking effort.
"President Obama has run one of the least transparent administrations in American history," Andrea Saul said recently. "Whether hiding lobbyists in coffee shops, cutting back-room deals on ObamaCare, or concealing the records of Fast and Furious, President Obama's pledge to be transparent has turned out to be just another broken promise."
The Romney campaign has also posted on its website nearly two dozen reports that call into question the administration's transparency.
Obama supporters point to several promises that Obama has fulfilled, primarily reforming health care as well as making good on vows to overhaul the financial industry and help commercial-bank customers with a credit card bill of rights.
In addition, he has partially fulfilled a promise to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: The Iraq war is officially over while roughly 80,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan. Obama is still drawing down the U.S. force there.
The administration and other Democrats also have repeatedly argued they had no idea about the depth of the economic downturn upon taking office.
“Republicans need to ask themselves the Reagan question , 'Are you better off than you were four-and-a-half years ago?"