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Mythological Mitt

By The Reverend Published: October 8, 2012

Mr. Romney during the first presidential debate...

"I'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. That's not my plan."

Mr. Romney, during the primaries....

" I said today that we are going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20%, including the top 1%."

The Tax Policy Center calculated that a 20% tax cut "across the country including the top 1%" would reduce tax revenues to the federal government by $480 billion per year x 10 years = $4.8 trillion, thus, the $5 trillion over 10 years Romney tax cut.

Mr. Romney during the first presidential debate...

"I'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high-income people."

Mr. Romney during the GOP primaries...

"We are going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20%, including the top 1%."

Newt Gingrich, yesterday...

“I think it’s clear he changed,” Gingrich said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” roundtable, admitting that Romney had shifted from wanting to lower taxes on all Americans to promising that his reform plan would not lower taxes paid by the wealthy.

Mr. Romney at the first presidential debate....

"Preexisting conditions are covered under my plan."

Mr. Romney, June 12, 2012...

"So let’s say someone has been continuously insured and they develop a serious condition. And let’s say they lose their jobs or they change jobs or they move and go to a different place, I don’t want them to be denied insurance because they have some pre-existing conditions. So we’re going to have to make sure that the law that we replace Obamacare with, ensures that people who have a pre-existing condition, who have been insured in the past, are able to get insurance in the future so they don’t have to worry about that condition keeping them from getting the kind of health care they deserve."

Romney's answer was meant to deceive voters. 89 million Americans have been determined to have pre-existing medical conditions. While Obamacare prohibits insurers from denying insurance to those 89 million. Mr. Romney plan says as long as your pre-existing condition is discovered WHILE you are covered by insurance, "continuously covered", insurance companies cannot pull or deny you coverage.

In other words, when Mr. Romney says "Preexisting conditions are covered under my plan", what he means is that as long as you don't lose your health insurance, if you have insurance to lose, then your pre-existing condition is covered. If you lose your insurance or could never get insurance in the first place because of....wait for it....a pre-existing condition.....tough luck, you're on your own.

Mr, Romney at the first presidential debate....

“The president said he’d cut the deficit in half. Unfortunately, he doubled it. Trillion-dollar deficits for the last four years.”

Obama has not "doubled" the deficit. That is a falsehood. When Obama took office January 20, 2009, the deficit he was handed was $1.2 trillion. Doubling that number would equal a deficit of $2.4 trillion. The 2012 deficit is projected to be $1.1 trillion. Mr. Romney lied about Obama doubling the deficit.

One more.....Mr. Romney at the debate...

“[I]t (IPAB established in Obamacare) puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have. I don’t like that idea.”

The truth...

The Board, or IPAB is tasked with making binding recommendations to Congress for lowering health care spending, should Medicare costs exceed a target growth rate......The panel’s plan will modify payments to providers but it cannot “include any recommendation to ration health care, raise revenues or Medicare beneficiary premiums…increase Medicare beneficiary cost-sharing (including deductibles, coinsurance, and co- payments), or otherwise restrict benefits or modify eligibility criteria” (Section 3403 of the ACA).

Today, a board of a few people from an insurance company "tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have".....I wonder if Mr. Romney likes that idea.

These blatant falsehoods told by Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate are part of a list of 27 lies or deceptions told by the GOP candidate that night. Romney mythology, I suppose it could be called. Mythological Mitt.

Is a candidate who is willing to lie or stretch the truth 27 times in an hour and a half debate even capable of telling the truth to American voters?

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