Romney In NH: ‘I Will Not Raise Taxes On Anyone’

August 20, 2012 12:00 AM
Romney In NH: ‘I Will Not Raise Taxes On Anyone’

" MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Monday of distorting the GOP ticket’s tax policies, continuing the presidential campaign’s sharply personal tone.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports

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“It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth,” Romney told about 3,000 people at an outdoor rally in Manchester, N.H.

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Asked by a woman about Obama campaign “lies” that claim the GOP ticket would raise taxes, Romney said, “All we’ve heard so far is one attack after another.” He said perhaps only one of the Democrats’ many TV ads is “honest.”

“I will not raise taxes on anyone,” Romney said. “Mr. President, stop saying something that’s not the truth.”

Obama says Romney’s bid to cut taxes on capital gains and other means of income would shift the overall tax burden toward middle-income Americans.

Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan during a campaign stop at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire "

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