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Saturday, January 14, 2012

More Romney Unsubstantiated Positions

From Market Watch's Delamaide, 1/12/12

Romney maintained in his NH victory speech Tuesday night that Obama’s policies of bigger government and burdensome regulation are responsible for the slow recovery. He has produced no evidence to support that assertion.

He implied that the increase in the deficit is a bad thing, but he has never taken the time to explain why or how. He has pledged to balance the budget, but he has never shown us why we should care about that.

Romney consistently accuses Obama of trying to transform our great country into a European social welfare state. Let’s leave aside the question of whether that is a truly evil thing or not, and ask what evidence there is for that claim.

Is it because the president believes everyone should have health insurance, just as Romney did when he was governor of Massachusetts? Or is it because Obama believes a marginal increase in the tax rate on higher incomes could alleviate some of the budget stress in the midst of an economic slowdown?

The fact is that nothing Obama has done is remotely close to European social welfare (more’s the pity for us), let alone anything like socialism, which is just a bogeyman Republicans have used for more than a century to characterize Democratic initiatives.


Blogger Anthony said...

Sadly, he doesn't need to provide any proof to support his hypotheses. Too many Americans use intuition and emotion to guide their voting choices when they should use reason.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, Anthony.

8:29 PM  

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