For the second week in a row, Mitt Romney faced widespread criticism for his disdainful comment that 47% of Americans see themselves as “victims” entitled to handouts.
Watch Romney explain how he feels about nearly half the country—in his own words:
President Obama believes in standing up for 100% of Americans. Watch him lay out his detailed plan to build our economy from the middle class out.
Take a look below the fold to see more of the highlights, and lowlights, from the week.
Romney still refuses to release any of the tax returns he filed for the years before he began planning his run for president, fueling speculation about what is in those returns. We already know about Romney’s extensive use of offshore tax havens and complex loopholes only available to the super-rich—what doesn’t he want the American people to know?
While Romney won’t come clean with the public about his own taxes, he wants to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for a massive tax cut skewed toward millionaires and billionaires. He told 60 Minutes that he thinks it’s fair that multimillionaires like him pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class families.
Romney also spent the week telling voters how he’ll get tough on China, but it turns out he stands to profit from several investments in Chinese comapnies that use the same unfair trade practices he says he’ll combat. Romney is asking Americans to stand up to China, but he himself is making money off Chinese companies.
Romney doubled down on his assertion that limiting class size isn’t an important factor in improving our nation’s schools. But Massachusetts teachers who worked under Gov. Romney disagree. Watch educators recount what happened to schools in their state under Romney’s tenure—including bigger class sizes, fewer out-of-school programs, higher fees, and deep budget cuts.
Finally, Romney said he thinks that the emergency room is a perfectly good solution for uninsured Americans who get sick. Romney has promised to repeal Obamacare in its entirety, putting millions of Americans at risk of being denied health insurance based on a pre-existing condition. President Obama believes that people shouldn’t have to wait until they’re sick enough to go to the ER and get billed into bankruptcy—that’s why he fought to make health care affordable for all Americans.
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