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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

OPEN LINE: Romney takes lies to a new level in Ohio

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 7:32 PM

DISHONEST AD: But does it matter?

A ton of attention is being devoted to the Romney campaign's bodaciously dshonest ads in critical Ohio, notably his mendacious advertising about Jeep leaving Ohio for China.

But what if they're right? What if, with enough money and enough lies, the Romney campaign can fool enough of the people enough of the time?

I'm already profoundly disconsolate that a tax-evading multi-millionaire who pays a lower income tax rate than I do has said directly and unequivocally on national television that he favors an end to taxation on unearned income — dividends and interest. Third-generation Waltons and fifth-generation Rockfellers, in Romneyworld, would pay NO income tax on monumental income from inherited wealth, much of it paid on appreciated assets like stock in Walmart on which no taxes have ever been paid. Estate taxes would end, too.

"Tax work, not wealth"
was the snarky joke punchline of the Billionaires for Bush, a street theater parody troupe from the bad old days. Satire is now official Republican policy. And it is so unremarkable that it passes almost without comment. Of course Republicans want to end taxes on everybody but the poor and middle class moochers.


NEWS UPDATE: West Memphis judge has ruled that physical evidence isn't subject to the Freedom of Information Act in considering a case from parents of children slain in West Memphis who want to see the evidence in the closed case. No word yet if an appeal will be filed.

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