ROMNEY WILL RAISE TAXES ON BLIND, DISABLED, AND SICK PEOPLE, IF ELECTED
According to John McCain's failed 2008 campaign:
- Romney raised state fees and taxes more than $700 million per year, according to independent experts.
- Romney raised fees by roughly $500 million in his first year alone, a figure that was highest in the nation.
- Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and raised fees on first responders, real estate transactions, the blind, golfers and many others.
- Massachusetts’ state and local tax burden rose more than 7% during Romney’s administration.
The McCain campaign is wrong in claiming that fees were raised for the Blind, but Romney did push for the creation of a state issued "Certificate of Blindness," at a cost of $10, and a photo-ID version for $15.
"Romney proposed a fee on mentally retarded citizens of $100 to pay for an intake assessment at the Department of Mental
Retardation. The assessment was previously free. The test was to
determine their eligibility for state services. The legislature rejected
Romney's proposed fee."
Romney has not claimed to feel any differently about proposing those fees, so he must feel the same way. Fortunately, Romney will not win the election, but what do you think of Romney targeting Blind, Disabled, and Sick American citizens?
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