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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mitt "Open Borders" Romney Coming To Socal Thursday

Word has it that Taxachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will be in town Thursday for a big fundraiser down at the ritzy St Regis in Dana Point. As I said in an earlier post, it's too bad that Romney is an open border Republican. All you have to do is look at one of his official blogs to realize this. He is for the "comprehensive" or amnesty plan as I like to call it. This doesn't cut it Governor. If you want to appeal to the base of our party in a Presidential primary, you better get religion on this issue. Your polling should have told you that this is the number one issue right now in California. So instead of using the state like your own personal ATM machine, you might want to try to woo the conservative activists who will make or break your fledgling campaign. What's even funnier is that you and John McCain will fighting for a very small slice of the GOP electorate by being so pro open borders. I truly believe that the next GOP Presidential nominee has to come out strongly for the House's enforcement first immigration plan. Note to self: rememeber to cross Mitt Romney off my list of Presidential contenders. Come to think of it...maybe Mr Romney will be at the CRP Convention in Los Angeles this weekend and I can tell him myself.


  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger Chaz Lamrusco said…

    Too bad that he is "open borders". I've
    heard a lot of good things about his
    Health Plan in Mass.

    McCain has really been getting a lot of
    face time on TV. Seems like Leno has
    him on about once every 2 months. Leno
    just fawns over him. Wouldn't be surprised if McCain didn't announce
    his candidacy on the Leno Show.

  • At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    First things first. If the Dems take over the U.S. House of Representatives in Nov., it won't much matter what the next president thinks about illegals. The Pelosi controlled house will at best accept the Senate amnesty bill & Bush will sign it. Actually, the Pelosi controlled house would probably think the senate bill was too harsh & vote to just give all illegals citizenship. So illegals would already be on the road to being legalized before 2008.

  • At 6:07 PM, Blogger myclob said…

    Illegal Immigration

    An enthusiastic supporter of legal immigration, Mr. Romney not only opposes illegal immigration, but he told National Review that he is also "against an amnesty and against anything that provides an incentive for people to come here illegally." - http://washtimes.com/op-ed/20060314-095241-8553r.htm

    Immigration has been an important part of our nation’s success. The current system, however, puts up a concrete wall to the best and brightest, yet those without skill or education are able to walk across the border. We must reform the current immigration laws so we can secure our borders, implement a mandatory biometrically enabled, tamper proof documentation and employment verification system, and increase legal immigration into America. Source: Mitt Romney's PAC

    Romney vetoed a bill in 2004 that would have allowed illegal immigrants to obtain in-state tuition rates at state colleges if they graduated from a Massachusetts high school after attending it for at least three years and signed an affidavit affirming that they intended to seek citizenship. Romney vowed to veto the bill again if it ever made it to his desk, arguing that the bill would cost the state government $15 million and that the state should not reward illegal immigration.


    "The current system puts up a concrete wall to the best and brightest, yet those without skill or education are able to walk across the border. We must reform the current immigration laws so we can secure our borders...and increase legal immigration into America." Mitt Romney





  • At 7:19 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Nice try my myclob. You're not a very good researcher. Check out all the pro Romney blogs and all the quotes about how he supports the "comprehensive" or amnesty Senate bill. He wants to legalize thirty million illegal aliens. No thanks.

  • At 9:27 PM, Blogger myclob said…

    Quotes from Governor Mitt Governor Mitt Romneyon "Taxes"

    "And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job." Mitt Romney
    “The easy way to fix any problem is to go to the people and say you have to pay more money, but that's not what the job of management is. The job of management is to find ways to permanently and structurally change the costs of our structure such that we can have a balanced budget without always raising taxes every time people think there's a need." –Source: Boston Herald, March 22, 2002
    America’s tax code is a labyrinth that imposes an enormous and unnecessary burden on our citizens and employers. Keeping taxes low and simplifying the code will grow the economy and enhance our ccompetitiveness.
    “You don’t create economic prosperity by raising taxes.” – Source: National Review (June 2005)
    “We enacted property tax relief for our senior citizens and instead of levying a retroactive capital gains tax hike, we acted to refund $250 million to Massachusetts taxpayers.” –Source: 2006 State of the State Address (January 2006)
    “I don’t like taxes. I think we need less government, not more government.” –Source: Interview with Mort Kondracke (March 2006)
    "Let me come back to something more parochial, which is how our state fits into all of that and how you who are entrepreneurs and investors, financiers, faculty members and others who are associated with the process of innovation fit into, if you will, "our state." I am convinced that this is an extraordinarily attractive place to grow and develop ideas and technology. That this state has many of the features which are unique in our nation and perhaps in our world - the clusters of technology and capability that have assembled here -- means that enterprises that begin here begin with a natural advantage. We have also thought to keep the attractiveness of the, if you will, 'the Petri dish" here for technology innovation very robust and vital. There are some who would suggest we could solve our problems best by, for instance, raising our tax rates and business payroll taxes and so forth. I am afraid of going down the path California is going down. I am afraid that going to an 11% income tax will scare away innovation and scare away jobs. California is a beautiful place. We don't have their weather to compete with, so we have to compete on other bases. For us it's a place where that tax burden is not overwhelming with a 5.3% tax rate - they're going up to an 11% tax rate, with over 9% today. We have to make sure this is a place as attractive for people to come and grow their enterprise - our regulatory structure."
    If you want someone who voted for tax hikes 98 times, send in John Kerry. If you think trial lawyers need more money, our economy needs more law suits, and malpractice costs should go even higher, then send in John Edwards with him. - Mitt Romney
    Governor Mitt Romneyreinforced his pledge not to raise taxes, saying it hurts people "when we tax away their ability to invest in themselves and to make their own life choices." To pull the state out of it perpetual budget problems, Governor Mitt Romneysaid, "the only permanent solution is to change state government." - Governor Mitt Romney 01-02-2003 Press Release


    Press Releases from the Governor Mitt Romney Administration about Taxes


    03-05-2003; Consumers warned to stay away from high cost tax refund anticipation loans; fast, low-cost options available
    04-01-2003; Governor Mitt Romney warns taxpayers of consequences of tax hike
    04-15-2003, As they rush to file returns, taxpayers hear from Governor Mitt Romney
    04-22-2003, Governor Mitt Romney], small business owners agree: don't raise taxes
    04-28-2003, Governor Mitt Romney to legislature: resist urge to raise taxes
    06-25-2003, Governor Mitt Romney announces extension of investment tax credit
    06-30-2003, Governor Mitt Romney signs no new tax budget in time for new fiscal year


    06-25-2004; governor Mitt Romney signs $22.402b fiscal year 2005 'no new tax' budget
    08-11-2004a; governor Mitt Romney promotes tax-free shopping day on saturday


    03-30-2005, Governor Mitt Romney proposes C.H.O.I.C.E. tax relief program for seniors
    06-10-2005; Governor Mitt Romney files legislation to "fix" capital gains error; citizens will get refunds, not retroactive tax bills
    07-22-2005, Governor Mitt Romney approves tax-free shopping holiday
    08-11-2005, Governor Mitt Romney, Dimasi, Hart promote Tax-free shopping weekend
    10-03-2005, Governor Mitt Romney calls for tax cut as revenues come flooding in
    11-18-2005, Governor Mitt Romney proposes tax fix to prevent retroactive taxation
    11-20-2005, Governor Mitt Romney signs bill to give seniors tax relief
    12-08-2005, Governor Mitt Romney signs bill abolishing retroactive tax


    01-24-2006; Governor Mitt Romney urges tax payers to file for new tax breaks
    02-24-2006; Governor Mitt Romney urges taxpayers to deduct home heating expenses
    05-02-2006; Amid record revenues, Governor Mitt Romney and Healey renew call for tax cut
    08-14-2006; Governor Mitt Romney expands tax benefits for disabled veterans


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