Friday, October 5, 2007

Romney's Pledge Not to Raise Taxes

Romney ad: Pledge not to raise taxes

By: Philip Elliott
Associated Press

"Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney planned to continue hammering his rivals on Friday, starting a new radio ad in New Hampshire that touts his promise not to raise taxes.
"'For years, conservative candidates for president signed their name on the dotted line, pledging to oppose tax increases,' Romney says in the ad that starts on Friday. 'I'm proud to be the only major candidate for president to sign the tax pledge. The others have not.'
"The ads come after back-to-back days of trading jabs between Romney and fellow GOP candidate Rudy Giuliani. The pair spent Thursday in a sharp exchange over their tax and spending records.
"In Romney's new ad, he notes he signed the no-taxes pledge because voters deserve to know where he stands – and, by contrast, where former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain do not.
"'We've got to get taxes down. And grow our economy,' Romney says. 'I believe it's not fair that you have to pay taxes when you earn your money, when you save your money and when you die.
"'I stood firm to roll back taxes as governor. I'll roll back taxes as president,' says Romney, who was unable to cut taxes while leading Massachusetts."...