That is Romney’s newest claim. OK. So I have one question for Mitt Romney; will you support tax legislation to curb outsourcing? I have one more question; if you have nothing to hide regarding your tax returns, why are you willing to suffer the obvious and very significant political damage to keep them secret when you could stop it all by doing what every other presidential candidate has done?
Obama has made significant proposals to fight outsourcing through tax policy, punish outsources and give the money to those that create jobs here. He has released years of tax returns. It looks to me like candidate Romney is afraid to expose a significant Republican lie; rather than the US tax codes being onerous for the wealthy, it is loaded with candy for them!
It was not my intent to write this piece, but on MSMBC Chuck Todd interviewed Republican Senator John Cornyn about voting separately for the middle-class extension which everyone agrees is the right thing to do, and the tax cut for the wealthy later. Senator Cornyn did his verbal bluster-speak. Chuck Todd waited and then nailed him with the question; are Republicans afraid to vote on them separately? Senator Cornyn said that Republicans will address all of it after the elections. That is the classic non-answer answer made famous in the movie All the President’s Men.
I would like to add this to the debate about extending tax cuts for the middle class right now. Republicans deplore uncertainty. It is the route-cause of everything that is wrong with the economy according to all Republicans. Well why won’t they put their vote where there rhetoric is?
The middle-class is uncertain what their paychecks will look like in January. This stifles spending by the most important part of the economic engine. Republicans can end that uncertainty tomorrow by having a vote extending their tax cut. Why don’t they just love this easy fix!