The Obama campaign is already out with their first ad against vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The ad parrots the same talking progressive points we've been hearing for years: he's extreme, his budgets cut too much, he wants to hurt grandma and the middle class. These talking points have been debunked over and over again and Ryan's plan, unlike plans offered by President Obama, reforms entitlements and addresses out of control spending.
Progressive Americans for Tax Fairness is calling the Romney/Ryan vision of job growth, smaller government and reform "Robin Hood in reverse."
“A Romney-Ryan White House would be Robin Hood in reverse, and that’s not the kind of America we want to live in,” said Frank Clemente, campaign manager for Americans for Tax Fairness Action. “Both of their budget plans would lavish the richest 1 percent of Americans who make over $1 million with yearly tax breaks of at least $250,000, while raising taxes on 95 percent of Americans who make less than $200,000. Politicians stacking the deck in favor of their wealthy campaign contributors and sticking the rest of us with the tab is not right.”
“We need to overhaul the tax code so that it reflects our values, and so everyone plays by the same rules and pays their fair share,” added Clemente. “That’s why we should end tax breaks for companies like those that Bain Capital invests in that ship jobs overseas, and level the playing field for small businesses that create jobs in America. We should end tax breaks for the rich like Mitt Romney who use offshore tax shelters in places like the Cayman Islands to avoid paying the taxes they owe, so they can pay a lower tax rate than the teachers who educate our kids.”
You be the judge:
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