Sunday, November 06, 2011

Mitt Romney’s Conservative Christian Economic Plan: Favors The 1% Across The Board

  Millionaires, especially Christian Conservatives,making up the economic plans for the United States is one of the reasons that they should not be charged with doing the task as they make plans to help themselves keep more of their money while the remainder of us pay for their indulgences. Face it folks, the wealthy are not going to do anything that helps the 99% if it might cost them a few dollars.

Romney Economic Plan: Of The 1%, By The 1%, For The 1%

Nov 4, 2011 | By ThinkProgress War Room

A Plan Fit For a Billionaire (Or Two)

This afternoon, Mitt Romney delivered a fiscal policy speech at a “Defending the American Dream” conference sponsored by the Koch Brothers’ front group, Americans for Prosperity. See below and you’ll understand why David Koch himself was in the front clapping for millionaire Mitt Romney.

Romney’s Plan — The Lowlights

    $6.6 TRILLION in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations
    $6.5 TRILLION added to the deficit
    Cuts to Social Security
    The end of Medicare as we know it
    Cuts to Medicaid more draconian those in the House GOP budget plan
    Repeals the Affordable Care Act — eliminating health care coverage for 32 MILLION Americans

Specifically outlines cuts in funding for:
        Planned Parenthood and Title X women’s health programs
        NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
        National Endowment for the Arts & Humanities
        Foreign aid
    Repeals the New Deal-era law that ensures government contractors pay their workers a fair wage
    Throws more than 400,000 federal employees out of work
    Increases defense spending

Fun Fact

Romney’s plan to completely eliminate the estate tax would mean an $8.7 BILLION windfall for each of the billionaire Koch Brothers.

Ask The Experts

Here’s what Center for American Progress Action Fund experts had to say about Romney’s plan:

Michael Ettlinger, vice president for Economic Policy:

    “The plan that Governor Romney announced today….is a plan that is of the top 1 percent, by the top 1 percent, for the top 1 percent.”

    “Romney called reducing the deficit a moral imperative. Given that Romney’s plan adds trillions to the deficit, it would appear to be morally bankrupt.”

Michael Linden, director of Tax & Budget Policy:

    “For a speech that was billed as a plan to reduce the deficit, Romney’s numbers sure do add a lot to the national debt and deficits.”

    “The cuts that [Romney] does outline are very damaging to the middle class and senior citizens.”

Heather Boushey, senior economist:

    “We’ve seen this movie before. Quite frankly it won’t create any jobs.”

    “This is going to do nothing to help not only the 99 percent, but the 9 percent of folks who remain out of work today.”

IN ONE SENTENCE: Mitt Romney may claim his plan defends the American Dream, but it would be nothing but a nightmare for the 99 percent.

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