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Debate Update

RNC Communications - October 4, 2012

We’re almost an hour into the debate and Governor Romney has been setting the record straight on  Obama’s jobs record and tax hikes. The president doesn’t have answers and isn’t happy. See this picture on the study on contrasts and the following tweets on the president’s performance. Below are some sample tweets and a few Twitter handles for you to follow for information. Please help spread the word.

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@PiersMorgan: Look UP, Mr President! #PMTdebate

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/253670752916750337#

@adamnagourney Who is more absent from the stage? Jim Leher or President Obama. Close call.

https://twitter.com/adamnagourney/status/253672039104253952

A Study Of Contrasts

http://rncresearch.tumblr.com/post/32843909032/a-study-of-contrasts

Who To Follow:

https://twitter.com/RomneyResponse

https://twitter.com/rncresearch

https://twitter.com/reince

Tumblr Link: http://romneyresponse.tumblr.com/post/32843908537/president-obama-has-hiked-taxes-on-the-middle-class

Link for Twitterhttp://bit.ly/Srm5Gi

Tweets:

.@BarackObama has already hiked taxes on the middle class: bit.ly/Srm5Gi #CantAfford4More

.@BarackObama has promised to hike takes on small-business owners: bit.ly/Srm5Gi #CantAfford4More

According to the CBO, Obamacare raises taxes by approximately $1 trillion: bit.ly/Srm5Gi #CantAfford4More

.@BarackObama raised taxes on nearly 5 million middle-class Americans in Obamacare: bit.ly/Srm5Gi #CantAfford4More

.@BarackObama's small-business tax hikes will jeopardize 710,000 jobs: bit.ly/Srm5Gi #CantAfford4More

Candidate Obama Promised The Middle Class They Wouldn’t See A Tax Hike  – But He’s Already Increased Middle-Class Taxes:

Candidate Obama: “If You Make Less Than $250,000 … Then You Will Not See One Dime’s Worth Of Tax Increases.” OBAMA: “My definition -- here’s what I can tell the American people: 95 percent of you will get a tax cut. And if you make less than $250,000, less than a quarter-million dollars a year, then you will not see one dime’s worth of tax increase.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks During The First Presidential Debate, Oxford, MS, 9/26/08)

President Obama Raised Taxes On Nearly 5 Million Middle-Class Americans In Obamacare. (“Payments Of Penalties For Being Uninsured Under The Affordable Care Act,” Congressional Budget Office, 9/12)

  • An Analysis By The Congressional Budget Office Found That “Nearly 80 Percent Of Those Who’ll Face” Obamacare’s Mandate Tax Are In The Middle Class. “Nonetheless, in his first campaign for the White House, Obama pledged not to raise taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 a year and couples making less than $250,000. And the budget office analysis found that nearly 80 percent of those who'll face the penalty would be making up to or less than five times the federal poverty level.” (“Tax Penalty To Hit Nearly 6M Uninsured People,” The Associated Press, 9/19/12)

American Enterprise Institute Has Calculated That The Annual Cost Of President Obama’s Current And Looming Debt Burden Amounts To $4,000 Per Year In Higher Taxes On The Middle Class. “In a new paper, AEI’s Matt Jensen looks at the real annual cost of servicing the debt for households at various levels of income — including a potentially higher tax burden. As the table below illustrates, a household making between $100,000 and $200,000 a year could find its tax liability higher by roughly $2,400 every year. Over ten years, that works out to $24,000. And when you add in the debt already accrued the past four years under President Obama (the second table), that’s another $1,600 a year. So now we are now talking about $4,000 a year, $40,000 over ten years.” (James Pethokoukis, “Study: Obama’s Big Budget Deficits Could Mean A $4,000 A Year Middle-Class Tax Hike,” American Enterprise Institute, 10/2/12)


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