Jul 31, 2012: You’re Admitted to Romney University
An Advanced Seminar on Mitt Romney’s Policy Positions Don’t worry, Mitt Romney himself doesn’t run this school, so there won’t be any hazing. Romney University, a new project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, is your one-stop shop for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Mitt Romney’s policy positions. We offer classes [...]
Jul 30, 2012: This Is Why Obamacare Matters
A Personal Story About the Importance of Obamacare In the back and forth of politics, it’s sometimes easy to forget why we fight so hard for progressive values each and every day. So today we wanted to share a personal story from one of our ThinkProgress colleagues, Ian Millhiser: About two years ago, my boss [...]
Jul 27, 2012: GOP Chooses Millionaires Over Military
Republicans to Blame for Impending Defense Cuts Earlier this week, Mitt Romney denounced the president’s “radical cuts” to the military. Republican Sens. John McCain (AZ), Kelly Ayotte (NH), and Lindsey Graham (SC) are launching a road show to attack the president for automatic defense spending cuts set to take effect January 1, 2013 — cuts [...]
Jul 26, 2012: A Gold Medal in Outsourcing
A Closer Look at Mitt Romney’s Olympics When the Olympics come to America, it’s rightfully a source of pride for all Americans. And Mitt Romney certainly likes to tout his experience running the 2002 Winter Olympics. He was so proud of the job he did, he became the first ever Olympic leader to personally commission his [...]
Jul 25, 2012: Checkmate on Middle Class Taxes
Will the GOP Set Middle Class Taxes Free? In an effort to avoid being blamed for holding middle class tax cuts hostage, Senate Republicans today caved and allowed the rarest of rarities: an actual up-or-down, majority vote on a bill. They gambled that Democrats didn’t have the votes to pass their plan — and they [...]
Jul 24, 2012: GOP on Taxes: It Gets Worse
Republicans Will Raise Taxes — Just Not on the Wealthy As we discussed recently, Republicans are holding middle class tax cuts hostage in order to give the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans yet another extra tax cut. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Republicans are now affirmatively proposing to raise taxes on tens of millions [...]
Jul 23, 2012: Did Mitt Romney Insult Olympians?
Nope. President Obama Didn’t Insult Small Business Owners Either Mitt Romney and others went into overdrive last week to create a new distraction from questions surrounding Romney’s years at Bain Capital, secret tax returns, and network of overseas accounts. By selectively quoting the president, Romney alleged that the president was insulting small business owners by [...]
Jul 19, 2012: Why are YOU Paying to Ship Jobs Overseas?
GOP Doubles Down in Favor of Outsourcing, Against American Workers Did you know that you’re actually paying to ship American jobs overseas? It’s shocking but true. Thanks to a broken tax code that’s rigged in favor of the privileged few, companies actually get a tax break when they ship operations — and American jobs — [...]
Jul 18, 2012: The GOP War on Women is Back
Republicans Just Can’t Help Themselves While of course the war on women never really went away, Republicans have been slightly quieter in recent weeks about their attacks on women, women’s health care, and equal rights in the workplace. Well, House Republicans just launched another big offensive in their war on women’s health. Here’s the rundown. [...]
Jul 17, 2012: Did Mitt Romney Pay ZERO Taxes?
A Shocking Possibility Our tax code is broken — really broken. It’s rigged for the rich and against the middle class. How rigged? It’s possible that Mitt Romney paid no federal taxes at all in 2009, which would explain why once again today he said he wouldn’t release any tax returns from before 2010. Let’s [...]