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Romney: Obama ‘intent on punishing people,’ not creating jobs

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama for being “more intent on punishing people” than creating jobs.

Speaking at a closed factory in Lorain, Ohio, Romney told supporters that the empty building was proof that the president’s economic plan wasn’t working.

“If you want to know where his vision leads, open your eyes,” the candidate said. “Lost jobs, lost homes, lost dreams.”

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“His failures mean that his campaign is not going to be about vision, it’s going to be about division. He’s going to be focusing on different Americans and trying to scapegoat other people for his own failures. You will see him attack success day in and day out,” Romney continued, referring to Obama recently telling a crowd that he “wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

“This president seems to think the best way to create jobs is to raise taxes because everywhere you turn he’s trying to raise taxes one way or the other,” the former Massachusetts governor asserted. “And then the president is going across the country campaign for his ‘Buffett rule,’ he calls it. Someone calculated that if he were successful in getting his Buffett rule, it would pay for 11 hours of the federal government’s budget. This is not reality!”

“This is a president who is more intent on punishing people than he is building our economy and getting people back to work!”

Republicans in the Senate on Monday blocked the Paying a Fair Share Act, which would have enacted the rule named after Warren Buffett after the billionaire revealed that he paid a lower tax rate than his “secretary.”

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A recent CNN poll found that 72 percent of Americans — including 70 percent if independents — favored the “Buffett Rule.”

Watch to the video below from CNN, broadcast April 19, 2012.

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(h/t: Yahoo News)


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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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