Mayor Nutter Rips Mitt Romney on Conference Call
If Mitt Romney somehow manages to become President of the United States, don’t expect him to get all bipartisan with Mayor Michael Nutter on an education initiative or some shit. Because during a Democratic National Committee conference call today in support of closing tax loopholes for the “super wealthy,” Nutter led the offensive against the presidential candidate, at one point calling him “completely out of touch” and deportation-happy.
Joined by DNC Vice Chair/Minneapolis Mayor RT Ryback and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, the three urban Democrats began the conference call promoting the “Buffet Rule,” and the idea that billionaires shouldn’t be paying a lower tax rate “than their secretaries.” All rallied around President Obama’s plan to close tax loopholes and ensure the upper classes are “paying their fair share.” The Buffet rule would raise taxes on those Americans making more than $1 million per year.
“None other than the ultimate Republican, Ronald Reagan, even believed that millionaires should pay their fair share of taxes,” said Nutter, in reference to Reagan’s tax hikes Republicans conveniently forget. He added Romney “doesn’t believe” in millionaires paying their fair share, noting if elected president, the former Massachusetts governor would cut taxes for the upper 1 percent. He also implied, in noting Romney’s lacking of tax reform releases, that the Republican nominee doesn’t believe in the Buffet Rule because of his own wealth.
“It begs the question,” Nutter continued, “what is Mr. Romney hiding?” He said while the ‘Massachusetts Moderate,’ as he’s been dubbed by Newt Gingrich, is running for the “most powerful position in the world,” he should “tell the American public what those tax returns look like.”
Romney should also tell the American people how much money he made, said Nutter, “while bankrupting companies and doing his deeds over at Bain Capital.”
Each time Nutter spoke, the other mayors on the line made a point to say they echoed what Nutter had just said.
Nutter ended the call answering a question from an Hispanic media outlet, noting, “Mitt Romney has no particular plan for urban America, to support the Latino population” and that he “leaves us with the impression that he’s never seen a Latino that he didn’t want to put out of the country.”