Debunking Romney's attack on Americans who don't pay income taxes
Most people who 'pay no income tax' are working or have worked in the past, including seniors living on Social Security and Medicare benefits they paid for during their working lives.http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120919,0,2408537.column
Time for an Intervention
What should Mitt Romney do now? He should peer deep into the abyss. He should look straight into the heart of darkness where lies a Republican defeat in a year the Republican presidential candidate almost couldn’t lose. He should imagine what it will mean for the country, for a great political philosophy, conservatism, for his party and, last, for himself. He must look down unblinkingly.
And then he needs to snap out of it, and move.
He has got seven weeks. He’s just had two big flubs. On the Mideast he seemed like a political opportunist, not big and wise but small and tiny. It mattered because the crisis was one of those moments when people look at you and imagine you as president.