Willard is really even more to the left than I thought. I knew taxes increased in Mass but I didn't know it was as high as 7%.
Now I know why the GOP Establishment wants him. They don't really want change either.
I find it interesting that he voted for Democrat and Corporatist Tsongas in a Democratic primary, since patteeu liked Tsongas. No wonder pat likes Romney so much and calls left-wingers here who may vote for him "thoughtful."
I don't give a hoot about his company doing business with National Iranian Oil Company though.
This opposition research is supposed to make voters prefer Obama though? I don't see it. It's a record Obama could support. This research would be more effective for his opponents in the GOP primary.
Things like this would kill him:
• Romney refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts in 2003, telling the state’s all-Democrat congressional delegation he wouldn’t be a cheerleader for the plan
• Romney raised state fees and taxes more than $700 million per year, according to independent experts
• Romney raised fees by roughly $500 million in his first year alone, a figure that was highest in the nation.
• Romney implemented three rounds of tax changes (which he referred to as “closing loopholes”) which
increased business taxes by an estimated $400 million per year.
• Romney has been open to raising the federal gas tax in the past and has not ruled it out in the future.
• Romney proclaimed he wasn’t a Republican during the Reagan years, saying “I was an independent during
the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.
He just said after his NH victory speech that he would return us to Reagan.
Looks like more of the same is coming no matter who wins the general election.