June 23, 2010
Fox News “conservative” (who has proposed a national sales tax) Bill O’Reilly says the next president will be obliged to cut the federal budget. He predicts Mitt Romney will fill the order. But as Carla Howell writes, Romney is anything but a fiscal tough guy of the sort O’Reilly demands.
Romney has not only raised taxes in Massachusetts, he has expanded the budget. Romney’s budget cuts, writes Howell, “were merely budget games. Spending cuts in one area were simply moved into another area of the budget.” The Massachusetts state budget was $22.7 billion a year when he took office in January of 2003, but when he left office four years later, it was over $25.7 billion — plus another $2.2 billion in spending that the legislature took “off budget.”
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“The net effect of budgets proposed and signed into law by Mitt Romney? An additional $5.2 billion in state spending — and a similar increase in new taxes. Every year.”
Romney teamed up with the late Teddy Kennedy to burden the people of Massachusetts with government mandated health care. “Voters of Massachusetts did not vote for RomneyCare. Mitt Romney foisted the granddaddy of Big Government expansions upon them without warning. He championed it from the beginning. Again, without any prodding from his Democrat rivals,” writes Howell.
Maybe Bill O’Reilly likes Mitt because he proposed and then foisted new taxes on the people of Massachusetts. In December, 2009, Bill debated Glenn Beck on what sort of additional tax burden to impose on the American people. Bill advocated a sales tax and Beck argued in favor of a value added tax. These guys claim to be opposed to big government. They are highly paid whores for the global elite and the banksters.
When he ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney proposed three new taxes — a new tax on vehicles, a new tax on campaign donations, and a new tax on building construction. “Each of the four years Romney served as governor, he raised taxes — while pretending he didn’t. He claims he only raised mandatory government ‘fees.’ But government mandatory fees are nothing but taxes, and taxes are nothing but mandatory government fees. Romney’s new tax-fees raised hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue for the state government every year.” He also closed “loopholes” that allowed the state to impose an internet sales tax.
Mitt Romney is a tax and spend Republican. Bill O’Reilly knows this. O’Reilly is pushing Mitt as president because the banksters want the debt they sold to the government paid off and in the process turn the American people into serfs and debt slaves. It is Bill’s job to get a “fiscal tough guy” who is in fact a tax and spender in the Oval Office.
“The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international,” said CFR historian Carrol Quigley. “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so the that American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”
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