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ELECTION: Obama campaign is blowing smoke

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on Aug. 9, 2012 at 10:42 am | 147 Comments »
August 9, 2012 12:47 pm

Since the economy has been in the doldrums with 8.3 percent unemployment, millions underemployed and millions more who have given up looking for work, it appears President Obama has given up touting his job creation. Instead, he and the Democrats have decided to attack Mitt Romney’s business record.

They accused Romney of outsourcing while at Bain Capital. FactCheck.org found no evidence to support the claim.

They accused Romney of managing Bain after he left to run the Olympics based on Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Washington Post fact checker found no evidence to back up these claims, saying the “Obama campaign is blowing smoke here.”

By all accounts, Romney had a highly successful business career and created thousands of jobs. Does anybody honestly believe Obama knows how to create jobs better than Romney?

Now Obama is saying Romney’s tax plan will increase taxes on the middle class. This is based on a study by the Tax Policy Center. This study is pure conjecture. Romney has not yet released all the details of his plan, so any analysis at this point is based on assumptions, not facts.

Which party has wanted to raise taxes in Washington state for years and fought to eliminate the voter-approved initiative requiring a two-thirds legislative majority to raise taxes? Not Republicans.

Obama’s tax plan is to raise taxes on the top income earners. Will raising taxes on employers create jobs?

I think we all know the answer.

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