Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Romney's Platform Clearly Contradicts Americans Wishes on Tax Reform, the War in Afghanistan, and Abortion, to Say the Least

Last post I mentioned that under a Romney presidency, the likelihood of the war in Afghanistan ending or lasting longer than it would under Obama, is very great. I quote directly from the Mitt Romney website, "Withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan under a Romney administration will be based on conditions on the ground as assessed by our military commanders."

So, the only promise here, is a possibility of an endless war in Afghanistan. Is that really what the American people want? No. War in Afghanistan support hits all time low.

Last Post I also mentioned that Romney states that he is not for raising taxes on the rich. On his website he states that a 20% cut across the board on marginal tax rates is what he supports. In a marginal tax rate system the wealthy pay more, the more that they make. Lowering this is something that takes leverage away from poor and middle class families. This is not what Americans want, they want tax reform on the wealthy. 68% Think tax code favors wealthy.

Two issues the American people have spoken clearly on and two issues Mitt Romney is clearly not with them on. Why would we elect someone who directly states he is against the wishes of the American people? Is this our democracy or not? Obama clearly has a plan for ending the war, and would work end tax breaks for the wealthy, we know this is true.

Here is another statement directly quoted from Romney's website that illustrates a divide between him and the American majority, "But while the nation remains so divided, he believes that the right next step is for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade – a case of blatant judicial activism that took a decision that should be left to the people and placed it in the hands of unelected judges."

 In a series of polls updated in January of this year, 60% of Americans do not want to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

I am taking direct statements from Romney's own website, his own platform, that consistently contradicts what about 2/3 of the people want on major issues. I just don't see how Romney represents anything but the continued policies the Bush administration mixed with an even more conservative stance on immigration and social conservative issues. Pretty scary if you ask me.

No comments:

Post a Comment