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ELECTION: No details of Romney’s magical plan

Letter by Bambi Lin Litchman, Tacoma on Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:09 am | No Comments »
October 4, 2012 1:02 pm

I almost fell off my dancing Olympic horse and had to quit counting my kazillion dollars saved in taxes by stashing my money in offshore tax havens* when I heard Mitt Romney detail how he is a champion of the middle class at Wednesday’s debate.

Oh, except there were no details other than a tired rehashing of trickle-down economic theory, which has never worked.

Romney may as well have chanted “trickle down, trickle down” for the duration of the debate, with a chorus of “state’s rights” as a special carrot for the tea party.

Romney is apparently saving the details for his magical economic plan for later, other than basically claiming (with a straight face) that it’s possible to fix the nation’s mammoth deficit without increasing revenue.

Romney claims he is a master business executive, but with Bain Capital he took over companies, gutted them, outsourced American jobs overseas and then reaped huge profits. Nice outcome for Romney and Bain, but for the American workers – not so much.

Next week, get ready to rumble when Paul Ryan (recently booed at the AARP convention regarding his plans for seniors) debates Vice President Joe Biden. Ryan recently told Fox News that there wasn’t enough time to discuss the details of his slash-and-burn budget plan, so I’m guessing there won’t be time at the debate either.

* That’s a joke; it’s Romney who owns the dancing horse and stashes his money in offshore accounts.

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