- Posted September 18, 2012 by
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Election 2012: Your stories
DOES THE GOP WANT TO RAISE TAXES?
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
My reaction to the baffling new tact by the GOP.
I have heard conservatives often talk about the 47% negatively and many Republican plans include changes that could effectively tax that 47%. I've heard a number of GOP supporters talk about how that 47% just isn't paying their fair share and that they are just overly dependent on government assistance. The inference is that the 47% are lazy and that they are not paying enough. This, to me, is a losing strategy and effectively puts the GOP in the odd position of being for increased taxation.
Now I recognize that there are argumens that are not as extreme and I don't think Romney's specific plan calls for a specific tax increase on the poor but many of his GOP peers have had plans that do and this video of Romney calls into question what his true opinion is on the poor in this country and what he would do with them.
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