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How the Media Distorts a Romney Quote

cordeg Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 4:02 PM
This is an insipid argument. I don't actually know anyone who thinks President Obama SAID you didn't build your own business. CLEARLY, he was saying that you didn't build/create/supply all of the miscellaneous services and infrastructure required for you to build your own business. But how that is substantively different is a puzzle only Liberalism can divine. The end statement is the same -- you could not have built your own business without the help of the government -- because it provides the roads on which your customers come to you, and the police forces that protect your inventory and premises, etc. Except of course he neglects to mention the "rich" and business PAYS the lion share of the costs for this. So, they built it anyway.
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...