Montana Guv Hits Romney On Raising ‘Taxes — Uh Fees’

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September 6, 2012 4:33 p.m.
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Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer called out Mitt Romney for raising fees in Massachusetts as a backdoor way to raise taxes in his speech in Charlotte, putting the spotlight on Romney’s time as governor of Massachusetts.

“Governor Mitt Romney raised taxes and fees by $750 million per year,” Schweitzer said. “I’ll let you in on a little secret: when a politician doesn’t want to be honest about a tax hike, he calls it a fee. Mitt raised taxes—uh, fees—on driver’s licenses, on school bus rides, on mental health services and even on milk. And here’s the one that got a burr under my saddle: he quadrupled the fee for a gun license!”

Schweitzer also got in fun line, attacking Romney over comments he made during the last cycle about Osama bin Laden: 

Governor Romney said that finding Osama bin Laden was “not worth moving heaven and earth.”  Tonight, bin Laden isn’t on earth, and he sure isn’t in heaven.

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