Class Warfare Blog

October 27, 2012

Romney’s Smoke and Mirrors (aka Shuck and Jive)

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:17 am
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Apparently Candidate Romney will make it to election day without substantially stating how his economic policies will work. The keystone of what he has said is that he will cut income tax rates 20% along with reducing capital gains taxes and corporate taxes. The implication is that “tax cuts will stimulate the economy.”

Candidate Romney also has criticized the so-called “Stimulus” bill of 2009 as “not creating one job.”

Apparently, Candidate Romney is unaware that almost one third of the $800+ billion 2009 Stimulus bill was in the form of tax cuts, insisted on by Republicans (who then did not vote for the bill). This was, one thinks, the largest tax cut in history.

Consequently, Candidate Romney is saying:

1. I will cut taxes.
2. It will not work.
3. This is how I will fix the economy.

And this guy is neck and neck with the President?

The only conclusion I can draw is that people are willing to vote for a charlatan to make some obscure political point, either that or they are just plain stupid.



  1. You just summed up my thoughts exactly. Again, it amazes me that anyone making less than $200K a year could possibly support Romney. They can’t possibly believe the lies he spews daily…can they?


    Comment by thejumbledmind — October 27, 2012 @ 11:21 am | Reply

    • It is disenheartening as I spent 35 years trying to help people learn to think and it feels like I failed.



      Comment by stephenpruis — October 27, 2012 @ 11:24 am | Reply

      • As a teacher, like you, I do understand your frustration. People are bombarded with, as you say, smoke and mirrors, and they get it all day every day. The smoke and mirrors, which is basically feeding a sense of fear is very effective and with media, it is very sensationalized. It is a hard battle to fight and I get very discouraged at times, but it isn’t one that a person can give up on. Keep spreading the word!


        Comment by thejumbledmind — October 27, 2012 @ 11:32 am | Reply

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