Was Romney a tax cutter or a tax hiker?
May 31st, 2012
04:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Was Romney a tax cutter or a tax hiker?

New York (CNNMoney) – Mitt Romney has portrayed himself as a tax cutter when he served as governor of Massachusetts - slashing taxes 19 times.

The Obama campaign put out on Thursday claiming that he broke a promise to lower taxes.

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  1. charlesName

    Romney is a snake in the grass!! He will tell what ever to win. But really he will lower the living as Americans. We will slowly lose our good paying job. Our water and air will get dirty. While him and his corporations grow with more higher profits and we the workers go down to drown. Better vote with your wallets or u won't need one. Obama 2012 and hillery Clinton 2016

    May 31, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  2. MaryM

    lol, Robmey raised taxes and fees in Mass. when he was Gov. Hmmmmmm, Grover will not like that one bit. Nope, not one bit

    May 31, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Tax cutter for wealthy tax hiker for American middle class. Job shipper for Aeroca, money stashed in cayman Swiss.....

    May 31, 2012 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Willis

    The Mittster raised fees on everything under the sun from DMV to Tolls. SEVERLY misguided bout not rasing so called Taxes, Lots & Lots & Lots of FEES Raised..... America is noy Stupid. But Russia is our Biggest Foe Mitt Is.

    May 31, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. Willis

    Yo Bishop, wheres the tax return from 11??? Why you such a hiden little girl?? You like that pretty pink skirt Huh????

    May 31, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    He was a tax SHIFTER. THe burden shifted to the middle class and poor under Mittens. Greatly. He raised fees for almost everything, in many cases trebling them or more, which is a proven REGRESSIVE mode of taxation.

    May 31, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. louis perez

    OBAMA 2012

    May 31, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. Devon

    From a guy who dodges our tax system & has secret Swiss Bank accounts, He be all up in that Hypocracy!!!!!!!

    May 31, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. Devon

    Team Tabby Nackle & a half. Go Romney / Rubes 2012!!

    May 31, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    The revised tax plan Romney has proposed in his bid for the White House would cut today's individual income tax rates by 20%, reduce the corporate rate, eliminate investment taxes on the first $200,000 in income and kill the estate tax.
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    ...and what is Obama's plan? Raise taxes. Spend more. Raise taxes on every American worker. It's easier than actually managing the federal government, especially when you don't know how to manage. The problem is, high taxes will suffocate our economy even more. And so with Obama, expect 2016 to be worse than 2012 for the economy. No thanks. We can do better.

    Romney 2012.

    May 31, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. Devon

    As the Mittster sees David Gregory from Mett the Press, He Says, Run Team Tabby Nackle, RUN!!!!!!!

    May 31, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "...and what is Obama's plan? Raise taxes. Spend more. Raise taxes on every American worker. It's easier than actually managing the federal government, especially when you don't know how to manage. The problem is, high taxes will suffocate our economy even more. And so with Obama, expect 2016 to be worse than 2012 for the economy. No thanks. We can do better."

    Yep, we can. Mittens plan explodes the deficit by $3T over the next decade. That's math, junior, an immutable truth of the universe that does not change just becuase yuo threw fervent zealot-like belief in an ideology at it. 2 + 2 doesn't change because you believe really hard that it actually equals something other than 4.

    May 31, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  13. Myviewis

    I have no idea how to run the country, have never worked in the real world, have never managed anything but I can raise taxes because I know that will work even if it puts people in the unemployment line but satisfying all those Democrats that I will nail all those rich people will win me re-election. Hey, rich people are Democrats getting those big paychecks in investment firms, Wall Street, Lawyers, movie stars, athletes.

    May 31, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  14. fryuujin

    romney is not a flip flopper because first he would have to have had a stand on anything, unless you count millionaires making more money, then he has always been for that

    May 31, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  15. Myviewis

    Hey does anybody know if Sniffit is real? I read his stuff but I can't imagine this person has ever even driven in heavy traffic, it's like all his thoughts are out of books, editorials because seriously I don't think Sniffit knows what an un-employment has been like for so many families struggling.

    May 31, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  16. fryuujin

    by the way, WHERE IS HIS 1040 TAXES for the last few years?

    May 31, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  17. Woman In California

    No one will ever know exactly what Willard is – but we do know what he isn't – and that is GENUINE. Keep the Mormon hatemonkey out of the White House or we'll all pay the price in the end.

    Obama 2012

    May 31, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    How many ways can I reinvent myself, maybe by changing my name to Mitt Romney because nobody knows who he is.

    May 31, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  19. 23 from Texas

    @Sniffit said "Yep, we can. Mittens plan explodes the deficit by $3T over the next decade. That's math, junior, an immutable truth of the universe that does not change just becuase yuo threw fervent zealot-like belief in an ideology at it. 2 + 2 doesn't change because you believe really hard that it actually equals something other than 4."
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    My response, "By your math, that spending would be less then half of what BO has spent in three years, and Romney would be doing it in ten... so thats better. lol Your own logic disproves you... retard!"

    May 31, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  20. getoverit

    I'm sure you all have facts to back up your statements.

    May 31, 2012 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  21. erica

    All this sucks ....it funny how people put there lives into other people.....when we the people have all the control....but americans are so greedy for things ....stop buying .....and will see what will happen....people work to give there money away..

    May 31, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |