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According to research by the liberal-leaning Citizens for Tax Justice and the conservative-leaning Tax Foundation, President Romney would save around $5 million bucks next year under his tax plan in comparison to the plan put forward by President Obama.
Obviously, the 2012 Mitt Romney platform plays to the conservatives to win the Republican nomination, while Mitt Romney's earlier platform played to the liberals in Massachusetts to try to unseat Senator Edward Kennedy. In fact, Mitt Romney's earlier platform was actually more liberal than Kennedy's liberal platform. Here are but a few examples:
Link from CNN. I think many of us-especially those of us who criticized President Obama for being too soft and compromising too much during his presidency-were pleasantly surprised at the sharpness and tone of his remarks yesterday during his speech which pretty much sliced and diced the Ryan-Romney Budget.
ABC News is reporting the following : George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch crime captain who shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, originally told police in a written statement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose, repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, a police source told ABC News. Zimmerman had claimed he had called police about Martin, whom he found suspicious, then went back to his car when Martin attacked him, punching him.
Link from The Hill. This is a great article by Juan Williams which illustrates what we all know: more and more people are falling into the "moderate" category of politics but our representatives are increasingly portraits of the extremes. The only point I would add from my perspective is that the extremism seems to be much more right-leaning these days.
Questions about women and women's health have dominated the political debate over the past weeks, and at least one female Republican lawmaker is unhappy with her party’s record. New York Assemblyman Teresa Sayward (R), who is retiring after serving a decade in Albany, told the New York political program Capital Tonight that she does not support any of her party’s presidential candidates, because of their stances on women.
Although it makes the Anti-Obama crowd on the right and the Anti-Reagan crowd on the left uncomfortable, it's not difficult to note many similarities between President Reagan and President Obama in areas including governing style, personality and the challenges they faced during their presidencies.
According to a recent report by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, only one remaining Republican presidential candidate (Ron Paul) has proposed policies that would actually reduce the national debt. The rest have made promises that would put us even deeper in the hole.
Most people think Obama made a serious error with this whole Catholic/contraception fiasco, and his supporters are glad the issue is now mostly behind him.