Here's a good segment from last night's Romney debate win. Begin watching at 5:30.
From the transcript:
21:31:54: ROMNEY: You've been president four years. You said you'd cut the deficit in half. It's now four years later. We still have trillion-dollar deficits. The CBO says we'll have a trillion-dollar deficit each of the next four years. If you're re-elected, we'll get to a trillion-dollar debt.Gosh, it sounds like Romney actually understands how the economy works. That was job growth 101. Hope Obama was listening -- he might have learned something. (Just kidding! We all know he already knows everything worth knowing.)
I mean, you have said before you'd cut the deficit in half. And this -- I love this idea of $4 trillion in cuts. You found $4 trillion of ways to reduce or to get closer to a balanced budget, except we still show trillion-dollar deficits every year. That doesn't get the job done.
Let me come back and say, why is it that I don't want to raise taxes? Why don't I want to raise taxes on people? And actually, you said it back in 2010. You said, "Look, I'm going to extend the tax policies that we have now; I'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy is growing slow like this, when we're in recession, you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone."
Well, the economy is still growing slow. As a matter of fact, it's growing much more slowly now than when you made that statement. And so if you believe the same thing, you just don't want to raise taxes on people. And the reality is it's not just wealthy people -- you mentioned Donald Trump. It's not just Donald Trump you're taxing. It's all those businesses that employ one-quarter of the workers in America; these small businesses that are taxed as individuals.
You raise taxes and you kill jobs. That's why the National Federation of Independent Businesses said your plan will kill 700,000 jobs. I don't want to kill jobs in this environment.
How kind of Jim Lehrer to provide some coaching for the president (at 7:20 and again at 8:10).
Corporate jets! (9:00)
Ten year old textbooks? The horror! (10:10)
Oh dear. Tingles' leg has gone completely numb:
"What was Romney doing? He was winning!"
Yup. Romney: 1; President Eye-candy: 0.
Many thanks to Michelle Malkin and Pewsitter for linking.
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