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Truth Team … from Stephanie


Truth TeamMitt Romney deliberately tried to confuse voters about where he stands on many issues. I want to clear up where President Obama and Mitt Romney agree — and where they disagree — on one particularly important issue: Social Security.
President Obama and Romney agree that we need to make gradual changes to make sure Social Security stays solvent over the long term. The disagreement is over how to do it — and that’s where President Obama and Romney have fundamentally different ideas.
President Obama will under no circumstances agree to put your retirement at risk by privatizing Social Security, and he will reject any plan that slashes Social Security benefits. Because Romney opposes any effort to raise a single penny in new revenue, his Social Security plan is forced to rely solely on big benefit cuts to maintain solvency — analysis of a similar plan showed current workers would see cuts of up to 40 percent that would badly hurt their financial security.
Romney and Ryan also supported the Bush privatization plan that would have exposed Social Security benefits to the financial crisis that devastated many pension funds and retirement accounts.
Take a look at this post that details the clear choice voters have on Social Security in this election, and be sure to share it with everyone you know who’d be affected:

Thanks for all you do,
Stephanie
P.S. — Our team has put together a lot of great content about Romney’s false attacks at Wednesday’s debate.

 

Check them out on the Truth Team site.

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Mitt Romney agreed it’s “fair” that millionaires and billionaires like himself pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class families do.

That’s not our spin — that’s straight from Romney. On “60 Minutes” this week, he actually agreed that it’s “fair” that he got to pay a lower tax rate on the millions he made last year than a worker making $50,000 paid. Why? “It’s the right way to encourage economic growth.”

As anyone who’s been paying attention over the past few decades knows, Romney is flat-out wrong. Tax breaks for millionaires and tax hikes for middle-class families lead to endless deficits, not economic growth or job creation. That’s why President Obama is fighting to ensure that millionaires like Romney pay their share

We put together some content that looks at Mitt Romney‘s idea of tax fairness, as well as a couple videos that look at Romney’s positions on education, which he talked about this week. Check them out, and make sure your friends do, too.
#1 Romney’s idea of tax fairness Here’s the video of Romney on what he thinks is fair when it comes to taxes. Take a look, then share it with others:

#2 President Obama’s plan This week, President Obama laid out the details of his plan to build our economy from the middle class out. Voters in Iowa began casting their ballots this morning, so it’s a great time to let your friends and family know about the President’s plan to keep our country moving forward. Share this videowith them:

#3 Tax returns and reforms Romney has defied a decades-long precedent by only releasing two years of his tax returns. That leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but the tax returns he has released show that he benefits from loopholes in the tax code that give an advantage to millionaires and billionaires. So it’s no surprise that Romney doesn’t want to reform the tax code so that all Americans pay a fair share — he wants to keep rewarding millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the middle class. Take a look at this postabout his tax plan, and pass it along:

#4 Romney on class size At the Education Nation Summit this week, Romney doubled down on his assertion that classroom size doesn’t matter. But you don’t just have to listen to Romney to know that his policies are bad — watch Massachusetts teacherstalk about what happened to schools in their state when Romney served as governor, then pass the video along to the teacher or parent in your life:

Also take a look at this videothat tells the story of a Colorado teacher who got to speak with Romney. You’ll be stunned to hear how he treated her:

Thanks for all you do,
Stephanie

a message from Stephanie Cutter


Truth Team

Yesterday, a leaked video from a closed-door fundraiser showed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney telling a room full of big-money donors that Americans who don’t support him think they’re “victims” who don’t “take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

So rarely over the course of this campaign have we gotten to hear Mitt Romney say what he believes in such a revealing, unfiltered manner. This is one of those moments. It’s important that we make sure that the people in our lives who are just tuning into this election know what disdain and contempt Romney has for half of the citizens of this nation he wants to lead. Take a look at the items in this tipsheet, and then share them with others.

#1 What Americans think of Romney’s comments
The secret video shows that Romney believes nearly half of all Americans won’t take responsibility for their own lives and don’t pay taxes. Watch this video of Americans listening and reacting to Romney’s shocking comments, and make sure others do too

#2 Who Romney is writing off?
It’s worth taking a second to look at some of the people who make up the nearly half of the country that Romney has so much disdain for. Who exactly are these people that Romney rips for not paying income taxes? The overwhelming majority are seniors, students, people with disabilities, or working families. They pay payroll taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and more. Those working families include U.S. soldiers in combat, receptionists, firefighters, and clergy, just to name a few. Certainly, those folks aren’t short on personal responsibility. Read this blog post highlighting some of the Americans that Romney has written off, and share it with others:

 

#3 Romney’s responsibility map
Romney has said that “my job is not to worry about” the people who don’t support him. But America needs a president who will stand up for all Americans, not just the half of the country who agrees with him. Take a look at this graphic about Romney’s idea of “responsibility” and post it to your Facebook wall.

Thanks,

Stephanie

 

Nancy Keenan President, NARAL Pro-Choice America


NARAL Pro-Choice America

This past weekend, Mitt Romney said that he wants the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade – the decision that recognized a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to choose.1

And you know what? He’s trying to make his position sound reasonable so that voters won’t notice.

We’re not about to let him get away with that!

We created this graphic to catch people’s attention – but I need your help to get it in front of as many people as possible.

Share this graphic on Facebook so that people know about Mitt’s plan to pack the Supreme Court with justices who will ban abortion.

Facebook graphic: Romney

When Romney appeared on “Meet the Press” this past weekend, he tried to sound reasonable by saying that people can disagree on the issue of abortion. But in the next breath he told viewers:

“Well, I don’t actually make the decision the Supreme Court makes and so they’ll have to make their own decision…. I hope to appoint justices for the Supreme Court that will follow the law and the constitution. And it would be my preference that they reverse Roe v. Wade and therefore they return to the people and their elected representatives the decisions with regards to this important issue.”

Let’s be clear: Mitt Romney wants to outlaw abortion.

I think that voters need to know where Romney stands – and that he’s ready to pack the Supreme Court with justices who will take away women’s freedom and privacy.

Tell your friends about Romney’s plan to take over the Supreme Court so that it can outlaw abortion. Share this graphic on your Facebook wall.

Thanks for standing up for women time and again.

My best,

Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America


1 – “Romney: It’s My ‘Preference’ That The Supreme Court Reverse Roe V. Wade,” Talking Points Memo, September 9, 2012