Mitt Romney agreed it’s “fair” that millionaires and billionaires like himself pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class families do.
That’s not our spin — that’s straight from Romney. On “60 Minutes” this week, he actually agreed that it’s “fair” that he got to pay a lower tax rate on the millions he made last year than a worker making $50,000 paid. Why? “It’s the right way to encourage economic growth.”
As anyone who’s been paying attention over the past few decades knows, Romney is flat-out wrong. Tax breaks for millionaires and tax hikes for middle-class families lead to endless deficits, not economic growth or job creation. That’s why President Obama is fighting to ensure that millionaires like Romney pay their share
We put together some content that looks at Mitt Romney‘s idea of tax fairness, as well as a couple videos that look at Romney’s positions on education, which he talked about this week. Check them out, and make sure your friends do, too.
#1 Romney’s idea of tax fairness Here’s the video of Romney on what he thinks is fair when it comes to taxes. Take a look, then share it with others:
#2 President Obama’s plan This week, President Obama laid out the details of his plan to build our economy from the middle class out. Voters in Iowa began casting their ballots this morning, so it’s a great time to let your friends and family know about the President’s plan to keep our country moving forward. Share this videowith them:
#3 Tax returns and reforms Romney has defied a decades-long precedent by only releasing two years of his tax returns. That leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but the tax returns he has released show that he benefits from loopholes in the tax code that give an advantage to millionaires and billionaires. So it’s no surprise that Romney doesn’t want to reform the tax code so that all Americans pay a fair share — he wants to keep rewarding millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the middle class. Take a look at this postabout his tax plan, and pass it along:
#4 Romney on class size At the Education Nation Summit this week, Romney doubled down on his assertion that classroom size doesn’t matter. But you don’t just have to listen to Romney to know that his policies are bad — watch Massachusetts teacherstalk about what happened to schools in their state when Romney served as governor, then pass the video along to the teacher or parent in your life:
Also take a look at this videothat tells the story of a Colorado teacher who got to speak with Romney. You’ll be stunned to hear how he treated her:
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