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  1. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Romney made more false claims in US presidential debate

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of debate exposed A US$5 trillion tax cut, a doubling of the US deficit, a US$716 billion Medicare raid … these were just some of the claims made in the first US presidential debate. But were ... that "Romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut". Romney immediately objected: "I don't have a $5 trillion tax cut." The claims of both men, it turns out, deserve ...

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    How ex-president George W. Bush is shaping race for the White House

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... without that history," said Stan Greenberg, a Democratic pollster. Obama casts Romney's policies as like Bush's but as even further to the right, on taxes, regulation ... Bush's tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 "on steroids", Romney says his tax proposal is "not like anything that's been tried before" because it couples rate reductions ...

  3. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Two men on the brink of history

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Romney has faced intense criticism over repeated dishonesty in his advertising. The irony is that real choice is on offer. Romney is promising tax cuts and more defence spending while somehow ... as trimming federal programmes such Medicare, which covers senior citizens. Obama is plotting his own budget cuts- including to defence- but will raise taxes on wealthy Americans. He wants to expand ...

  4. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Ron Paul supporters mull future of their libertarian cause

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the libertarian wing of the Republican Party during the primary season, amassing the third largest number of delegates as he united legions of young supporters behind his anti-tax, anti-war message. ...

  5. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Greg Torode examines implications for China in US election

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... first challenges will be to deal with the so-called fiscal cliff- a combination of an end of tax breaks, tax increases and mandated spending cuts by the end of the year that some economists fear ...

  6. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Casino union, moguls wage election fight in Nevada

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Las Vegas

    ... "whatever it takes" to oust Obama. Some say a yearning for tax breaks and lighter regulation potentially worth billions in extra profits drives the intervention, but the tycoons say their goal ...

  7. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    China looms large in US presidential debates

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the country toward a higher national debt, steeper taxes and insufficient job growth. "We can't keep going down this path," he said. "We can't keep accepting this is the new ...

  8. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Four more years for Obama to make his mark

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and the president on spending, a combination of tax rises and automatic spending cuts would kick in, and could tip the US economy back into recession, analysts say. "The biggest challenge facing ...

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    Obama and Romney in the home stretch

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Mentor, Ohio

    ... When he did, the nature of change had clearly changed a bit, defined now partly by what Romney says and does. Cutting taxes for the wealthy, withholding policy details and siding with the right ...

  10. Comment - News - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US presidential election: the power of the Asian vote

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... issues, such as taxes and regulations, some on relations with China- and even that is split. Some are pro-engagement, others want a tough line and judge candidates accordingly." Even ...



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