under Romney taxes increased 10.8 percent; under Giuliani taxes were slashed 17 percent

In an article aptly titled Mitt’s Mythical Mass. Miracle, an article that originally appeared in Human Events on August 17th, 2007, but was reproduced on race42008.com, Deroy Murdoch begins his account:

With his confident style and crowd-pleasing smile, Ames, Iowa straw-poll winner Willard Mitt Romney looks like a formidable contender for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. If he’s lucky, he can leave voters so dazzled that they ignore his record.

Murdoch’s question: will Romney be so lucky?

Rather than see stars, Andrew Sum and Joseph McLaughlin of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Boston’s Northeastern University placed Romney’s rule beneath their statistical microscope. Let’s hope what they discovered is not contagious.

“Our analysis reveals a weak comparative economic performance of the state over the Romney years, one of the worst in the country,” the researchers wrote in the July 29 Boston Globe. Specifically, they found” … more

Just so. Please see:

Romney’s disastrous stewardship of the Massachusetts economy draws scorn, condemnation

yours &c.
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  1. 1 The Brody File: “Romney campaign won’t beat Giuliani on who cut taxes more as a public official.” « who is willard milton romney?

    […] Comment: We would argue that Giuliani has more of a prayer than Romney—see why Romney gets no pass [from the social conservatives of the GOP base], none at all [and Giuliani does]. Also: Giuliani’s analysis is apt and appropriate. The one issue that unites the entire Republican base—social conservatives, cultural conservatives, Evangelicals, libertarians, security firsters, neo-con Straussians or former-Trotskyites, paleo-con neo-nationalists, free traders, fair traders, unreconstructed nativists, second amendment supporters, first amendment absolutists, believers in open borders etc,. etc.—is low, or at least lower, taxes. Recall: Under Romney taxes increased 10.8 percent; under Giuliani taxes were slashed 17 percent. […]

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