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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    16 Oct '11 03:33 / 1 edit
    See for yourself.

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    Quote number one:

    People are having a hard time making ends meet....I want to focus on
    where the people are hurting the most, and that's the middle class. I'm not worried
    about rich people. They are doing just fine....But the people in the middle, the
    hard-working Americans, are the people who need a break, and that is why I
    focused my tax cut right there.


    "Whose tax is it anyway?"
    Mitt Romney


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    Quote number two:

    But here is what every American knows: While most people in this country
    struggle to make ends meet, a few of the most affluent citizens and most
    profitable corporations enjoy tax breaks and loopholes that nobody else gets.


    "Whose tax is it anyway?"
    Barack Obama


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    Yes, I know these quotes aren't saying the same thing. And yes, I know that
    these quotes are out-of-context.

    With that said, can you really argue that there's not some sort of common theme?
  2. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    16 Oct '11 03:45
    Sources for anyone interested:

    http://thepage.time.com/2011/10/11/complete-transcript-of-hanover-economic-debate/

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63043_Page2.html
  3. 17 Oct '11 01:06
    It doesn't surprise me that there is commonality between Obama and Romney. Shawn Hannity says something very similar in one of his regular show promos. This is populous rhetoric, but not necessarily true.
  4. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    17 Oct '11 02:17
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    See for yourself.

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    [b]Quote number one:


    [quote]People are having a hard time making ends meet....I want to focus on
    where the people are hurting the most, and that's the middle class. I'm not worried
    about rich people. They are doing just fine....But the people in the middle, the
    hard-working Americans, are the people who need a break ...[text shortened]...
    With that said, can you really argue that there's not some sort of common theme?[/b]
    The Romney quote is almost obvious. As for the Obama quote, the "tax loopholes" that nobody else gets is silly over the top rhetoric since half the people don't pay any federal income tax. But the underlying point is true as well.

    Two intelligent people saying similar stuff that's basically true.

    Stop the presses.
  5. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    17 Oct '11 03:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    The Romney quote is almost obvious. As for the Obama quote, the "tax loopholes" that nobody else gets is silly over the top rhetoric since half the people don't pay any federal income tax. But the underlying point is true as well.

    Two intelligent people saying similar stuff that's basically true.

    Stop the presses.
    How many of the other GOP candidates are openly more interested in tax cuts for the middle class than for the richest Americans? Isn't that the new definition of "class warfare"?

    I don't think Gingrich asked the question without a reason.