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.