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    How the Media Distorts a Romney Quote


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    Post  Grits on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 10:05 pm

    How the Media Distorts a Romney Quote

    Yesterday, Mitt Romney gave an interview on Good Morning America in which he defended his tax plan from conjecture that it would force him to raise taxes on middle-income Americans. In responding to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Romney said,

    "No one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is (to) keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers... No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less."

    The left-wing media sniffed out a storyline: by dropping the last two words from that statement, it looks like Mitt Romney thinks that middle-class Americans make between $200,000-250,000 per year!

    Romney's statement obviously includes a lower bound that he should not have left unspecified - but it's quite clear that he thinks a $200k/year range is the upper limit.

    Now let's think about what President Obama thinks is middle class... scratch

    Now there's a legitimate debate to be had that Romney has the upper limit of the middle class correct - but if Romney's wrong, President Obama is wrong too. As Jamelle Bouie at The American Prospect pointed out,

    For the last two years, Democrats have defended “middle class” tax cuts that apply to all income under $250,000. Obama touts them in his stump speech—“I’ve cut taxes for folks who need it— middle-class families, small business owners”—and congressional Democrats fought to preserve them in the 111th Congress. When it comes to who qualifies as middle-class, Obama and Romney are on the same page... In the real world — where only 9.1 percent of households make more than $150,000, and median income for all Americans is $50,054 — “$200,000 to $250,000” places you at the top of the pyramid.

    Romney can do the EXACT SAME THING as Prez. Obama and he is considered out of touch and evil...while Prez. Obama is considered wise and caring...boggles my brain... What a Face

    The media used these same tricks on Palin and really on any conservative person running for office. Like I said in an earlier post...the media in the U.S. is DEAD... geek

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