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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Oscillating Romney not a good choice

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To the Editor:

Mitt Romney continuously switches positions to appease his audience. I am citing only a few examples. In the January presidential debate, he said the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade, but now says he was never pro-life and he supports women’s rights (oops, he changed his position again yesterday). He said he did not want to join the military and go to Vietnam, but now wishes he had. Says he does not want to privatize Social Security, but now says it is the easiest place to cut by using vouchers. Says he wants a 20 percent tax rate for everybody and to eliminate taxes on capital gains and that this will not lower taxes on the rich? He firmly believes in “the trickle down” effect.

He absolutely refuses to release any tax returns prior to 2010, but stated he has always paid about a 14 percent tax rate. However he did not claim all his charitable contributions in 2011 because his tax rate would have dropped below 14 percent. He invests much of his fortune overseas to avoid paying taxes. Says he is not concerned about 47 percent of American because they are leeches. Now he says he is concerned about the 100 percent.

Sheldon Adelson will personally donate $100 million to the Republican campaign and expects nothing in return? Romney’s wealth exceeds the combined wealth of all presidents’ wealth combined since Nixon. And he can identify with the middle class?

This is an important election so please exercise your right to vote.

Ron Rokstool

Maggie Valley

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